Tomas O’Leary set for return

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

SCRUM-half Tomas O’Leary is in line to make his comeback from an eye injury in either Munster’s away Magners League tie with the Ospreys on Saturday evening or for the province’s ‘A’ side in their friendly with Moseley RFC in Birmingham earlier the same day.

SCRUM-half Tomas O’Leary is in line to make his comeback from an eye injury in either Munster’s away Magners League tie with the Ospreys on Saturday evening or for the province’s ‘A’ side in their friendly with Moseley RFC in Birmingham earlier the same day.

O’Leary suffered the injury during a fitness session ahead of last month’s RBS 6 Nations clash with England. The 27-year-old had missed two of Ireland’s earlier Six Nations game with a back injury. While Magners League table toppers Munster face the Ospreys at Liberty Stadium on Saturday at 6.30pm, the ‘A’ side face English Championship side Moseley at Billesley at 3pm.

Munster defence coach Anthony Foley said: “Fortunately we have two games this weekend. Hopefully, guys who are on the fringes our coming back from injury can pick up some game time.

“Tomas (O’Leary) did contact work last week and contact again today (Tuesday) and was in the full realms of it. Hopefully, he will be involved in one of the games.”

Johne Murphy is due to see a specialist this week following the eye injury he received in Saturday’s win over the Scarlets in Wales. Munster are already assured of a home semi-final in the Magners League at Thomond Park on May 13 or 14.