Munster Rugby return to training with clean bill of health

Donn O'Sullivan


Donn O'Sullivan


Munster return to training with clean bill of health

Munster's Tyler Bleyendaal who continues to rehab a neck injury

The Munster squad returned to training in UL today ahead of next Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Cardiff Blues in Wales (5.30pm). In some good news for fans, there are no fresh injury concerns following the bonus-point 33-5 win over Zebre at Thomond Park on Saturday night.

On the international front, Greencore Munster Rugby Academy player James McCarthy (UL Bohs) was awarded Man of the Match and scored a brace of tries as the Ireland U20s defeated Italy 38-34 at Donnybrook on Friday night. Fellow Academy player Jack O’Sullivan (UCC) started at no.8 for the clash with prop James French (UCC) and hooker Diarmuid Barron (Garryowen) featuring off the bench in the win.

Munster’s Dave Johnston and Bill Johnston and Academy players Sean O’Connor and Liam Coombes all featured for Garryowen as the Limerick side defeated Dublin University 52-20 in Division 1A of the All Ireland League. There were two tries for Dave Johnston and one for Coombes in the impressive victory.

There is still little news on the long term injury front. New Zealand native Tyler Bleyendaal is confirmed to be "progressing well" with his neck rehabilitation while Tommy O’Donnell is continuing to rehab his AC joint injury.

Munster's next home game Next home game is against the Glasgow Warriors at Irish Independent Park on Friday February 23 at 7pm