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Squad Update | Preparations Continue For Ospreys

13th February 2023 By The Editor

Keith Earls has been released from Ireland camp for the clash along with Gavin Coombes & Roman Salanoa.

Keith Earls has been released from Ireland camp for the clash along with Gavin Coombes & Roman Salanoa. Inpho

The Munster squad are continuing preparations at the HPC ahead of Friday’s URC round 14 clash against Ospreys at Thomond Park (7.35pm).

Munster v Ospreys tickets are available here.

Gavin Coombes, Keith Earls and Roman Salanoa have all been released back to the Munster squad from Ireland camp with no 6 Nations action this weekend.

Ben Healy also rejoins his Munster team-mates from Scotland camp.

Tadhg Beirne, Craig Casey, Dave Kilcoyne, Conor Murray and Peter O’Mahony all played their part in Ireland’s win over France on Saturday with Kilcoyne winning his 50th Ireland cap.

The IRFU have confirmed that Tadhg Beirne will see a specialist today (Monday) to determine the treatment plan for the leg injury he sustained in the match.

Casey, Kilcoyne, Murray, O’Mahony and Jack Crowley will all take part in a two-day mini camp at the IRFU HPC this week, where they will train with the Ireland U20s.

The U20s beat France at a sold-out Musgrave Park on Friday night. The matchday squad included Munster Academy duo Ruadhán Quinn (Old Crescent) and Evan O’Connell (UL Bohemians), Garryowen’s Brian Gleeson and UCC’s Jacob Sheahan and Danny Sheahan.

On the injury front, Liam O’Connor and Chris Moore (both neck) will both begin rehabilitation periods after sustaining injuries over recent weeks in club matches.

Eoin O’Connor is also unavailable due to a shoulder injury.

RG Snyman is increasing his training load with a view to making his return in March.

Unavailable: Jeremy Loughman (thigh), James French (leg), Tom Ahern (shoulder), Paddy Kelly (head), Eoin O’Connor (shoulder), Jack Daly (knee), Calvin Nash (chest), Andrew Conway (knee), Mike Haley (ankle).

Final Home Fixtures

See the URC table here.

Friday, February 17

Munster v Ospreys, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets from €20 here

Friday, March 3

Munster v Scarlets, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets from €20 here

Saturday, March 25

Munster v Glasgow Warriors, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets from €20 here

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