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Squad Update | Munster Prepare For Benetton Away

24th January 2023 By The Editor

Mike Haley injured his ankle against Toulouse and will go for a scan.

Mike Haley injured his ankle against Toulouse and will go for a scan. Inpho

The Munster squad have started preparations at the HPC ahead of Saturday’s URC round 13 clash against Benetton in Treviso.

On the international front, Tadhg Beirne, Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes, Jack Crowley, Keith Earls, Dave Kilcoyne, Conor Murray and Peter O’Mahony have all joined the Ireland camp ahead of the 6 Nations.

Ben Healy has joined the Scotland squad for the first time with a three-day camp taking place in Edinburgh.

In club news, 13 Munster players were in AIL action at the weekend. Read a full round-up of the action here.

There were six Munster players playing in Young Munster’s derby win over Shannon.

Ethan Coughlan, Kieran Ryan and Darragh McSweeney lined out for Shannon, Patrick Campbell scored two tries for Young Munster with Conor Phillips scoring once as Dan Goggin also started for the Cookies.

Neil Cronin, Oli Morris, Tony Butler and Mark Donnelly were in action for Garryowen as they were beaten by Ballynahinch.

Liam O’Connor started for Cork Constitution as they won away to Clontarf.

In Division 1B, Scott Buckley was in action for UCC as they lost their derby to Highfield.

In Division 2A, Evan O’Connell was in action for UL Bohemians as they were beaten by Navan.

On the injury front, Mike Haley will go for a scan to assess the ankle injury he sustained in Toulouse on Sunday.

There is good news for Fineen Wycherley (shoulder) as he returns to training this week and is available for selection.

Simon Zebo is unavailable this week due to illness.

James French is currently rehabilitating from a lower leg injury.

Continuing to rehab: Jeremy Loughman (thigh), Tom Ahern (shoulder), RG Snyman (knee), Paddy Kelly (head), Jack Daly (knee), Andrew Conway (knee), Keynan Knox (knee), Kiran McDonald (arm).

Final Home Games

URC Round 14

Friday, February 17

Munster Rugby v Ospreys, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 15

Friday, March 3

Munster Rugby v Scarlets, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 16

Saturday, March 25

Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

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