Peter O’Mahony’s chances of playing for Munster in crunch European tie ‘50-50, at best’

Peter O’Mahony comes off injured during the Gloucester game on Friday Picture: Sportsfile

Peter O’Mahony comes off injured during the Gloucester game on Friday Picture: Sportsfile

PETER O’Mahony’s chances of playing for Munster in the crunch European Champions Cup clash with Exeter at Thomond Park have been rated “50-50, at best” by coach Johann van Graan.

The Munster captain was due to undergo a scan this Monday on the rib injury he sustained in the 41-15 win against Gloucester on Friday night.

The squad returned to training at the High Performance Centre in Limerick this Monday ahead of Saturday’s crucial Champions Cup clash against Exeter Chiefs at a sold-out Thomond Park.

The following are progressing with rehabilitation according to a squad update issued by Munster this Monday: Brian Scott (foot), James Cronin (leg), Jack O’Donoghue (knee), Dave O’ Callaghan (foot), JJ Hanrahan (hip).

Along with the 23 players that faced Gloucester in the Champions Cup on Friday, 12 senior squad members were also in action at Thomond Park as Munster A defeated Leinster A 26-22 in an Interpro clash.

Alex Wootton, Calvin Nash, Ronan O’Mahony, Bill Johnston, Neil Cronin, Liam O’Connor, Kevin O’Byrne, Ciaran Parker, Darren O’Shea, Conor Oliver, Mike Sherry and Ian Keatley all featured.

Eight Munster Rugby Academy players played in the clash – Matt More, Alex McHenry, Sean O’Connor, Gavin Coombes, Keynan Knox, Jack Stafford, Liam Coombes and Sean French.

Two Academy players were also in club action on Saturday with Ben Healy and Diarmuid Barron helping Garryowen to a 14-12 Bateman Cup semi-final win over Lansdowne at Dooradoyle.