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23 May 2022

Triple injury blow for Munster Rugby ahead of Exeter Champions Cup clash

Triple  injury blow for Munster Rugby ahead of Exeter Champions Cup clash

Munster Rugby prop Dave Kilcoyne

MUNSTER Rugby have been dealt a triple injury blow ahead of Saturday's Heineken Champions Cup last 16. first leg, clash with Exeter Cheifs at Sandy Park on Saturday, 5.30pm.

Munster Rugby confirmed this Monday that Tadhg Beirne is awaiting a specialist review on his thigh injury and prop Dave Kilcoyne will begin a period of rehabilitation after seeing a specialist for a neck injury. Both Beirne and Kilcoyne are unavailable for next weekend's clash with the Premiership side.

The Munster squad update also revealed that number eight Gavin Coombes is also unavailable for Saturday’s visit to Sandy Park and will undergo a scan on the ankle injury he sustained against Leinster.

There is some good news on the injury front as Simon Zebo (HIA), Mike Haley (knee), Jean Kleyn (leg), Liam O’Connor (knee) and Jack Daly (ankle) all return to full training this week.

Andrew Conway (knee), James French (knee) and RG Snyman (knee) are continuing to rehab injuries. 

Munster will host Exeter in the second leg of their last 16 tie at Thomond Park on Saturday week, April 16.

There were 12 Munster senior and Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players in AIL action at the weekend.

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