Munster Travelling Squad Named for South Africa
10th April 2023 By The Editor
A 31-man Munster travelling squad has departed for South Africa ahead of the two final URC rounds of the regular season.
The province will line out against Stormers in Cape Town and Sharks in Durban over the next two weekends.
Players and management will arrive in Cape Town on Tuesday afternoon with preparations continuing for Saturday’s Round 17 game against the Stormers (5.15pm Irish time/6.15pm local).
18 forwards and 13 backs are making the trip with Munster’s 23-man matchday squad to be named at 12pm on Friday.
Keith Earls, Jeremy Loughman, and Academy players Mark Donnelly, Edwin Edogbo and Jack Oliver have been included in the travelling group after overcoming respective injuries.
Following the Champions Cup Round of 16 game against Sharks and the most recent trip to Durban Niall Scannell, Roman Salanoa, John Hodnett, and Paddy Patterson were ruled out and not available to travel.
Hooker Danny Sheahan who was involved for the Ireland U19s in France on Saturday and recently enjoyed Six Nations Grand Slam success with the Ireland U20s has been included in the travelling squad. The national talent squad player just turned 19 and is playing his club rugby with UCC this season.
Munster Travelling Squad
Forwards: Dave Kilcoyne, Josh Wycherley, Jeremy Loughman, Mark Donnelly, Diarmuid Barron, Scott Buckley, Danny Sheahan, Stephen Archer, Keynan Knox; Jean Kleyn, RG Snyman, Fineen Wycherley, Edwin Edogbo, Gavin Coombes, Alex Kendellen, Jack O’Sullivan Jack O’Donoghue, Peter O’Mahony.
Backs: Craig Casey, Conor Murray, Jack Oliver, Joey Carbery, Jack Crowley, Ben Healy, Malakai Fekitoa, Antoine Frisch, Shane Daly, Keith Earls, Calvin Nash, Rory Scannell, Mike Haley.