Munster Rugby | Team update

The Munster squad continue their preparations in Pretoria for the South African opposition’s next round in the URC with the province facing the Emirates Lions on Saturday at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg (12pm Irish time / 2pm local time).

Following Saturday’s game against the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld, Diarmuid Barron is following return-to-play protocols after being pulled in the final minute of the game for a head injury assessment.

Meanwhile, back at UL’s High Performance Center, Jason Jenkins will increase his training load this week as he continues rehabilitation from an abdominal injury.

Prop James French underwent minor knee surgery last week and is expected to undergo rehab with the medical team for approximately six weeks.

With nine players away with the Ireland Six Nations squad, the province had six representatives involved in Saturday’s win over England at Twickenham. Tadhg Beirne, Andrew Conway and Peter O’Mahony all started with Dave Kilcoyne, Conor Murray and Joey Carbery on the bench.

While on the Irish U20 front, the Greencore Academy trio of Patrick Campbell, Ethan Coughlan and Tony Butler enjoyed a memorable evening at Barnet as the young Irish side overcame the reigning Six Nations U20 champions to set up a decisive Grand Slam match against Scotland next Sunday. in Musgrave Park at 5 p.m. Buy your tickets online here.

Two euros from each ticket sold for the match will be donated to UNICEF to support their humanitarian efforts with children in Ukraine.

Continuing rehabilitation: Roman Salanoa (ankle), RG Snyman (knee), Liam O’Connor (knee), Thomas Ahern (thigh), Keith Earls (thigh), Jack Daly (ankle), James French (knee), Jason Jenkins (abdomen).

Upcoming home games

Friday March 25

URC: Munster v Benetton Rugby, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; To buy tickets here

saturday april 2

URC: Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 7pm; To buy tickets here

saturday april 16

Champions Cup Round of 16: Munster v Exeter Chiefs, Thomond Park, 3pm; To buy tickets here

friday april 29

URC: Munster v Cardiff Rugby, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; To buy tickets here

Charles P. Patton