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22 May 2022

Munster Rugby issue injury update ahead of crucial URC clash with Ulster

Munster Rugby issue injury update ahead of crucial URC clash with Ulster

Jack O'Sullivan in action for Munster Rugby in the away leg Heineken Champions Cup meeting with Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park

MUNSTER Rugby has switched their focus to this Friday night's crucial United Rugby Championship clash with Ulster at Kingspan Stadium, 7.35pm, following their Heineken Champions Cup victory over Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.

Munster Rugby report that aside from various bumps and bruises that will be monitored as the week progresses, there are no significant injury worries to report following the weekend’s Champions Cup clash against Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park.

Jack O’Sullivan is unavailable for the coming weeks having sustained a knee injury against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.

Both Munster and Ulster face into Friday night's game on the back of a six-day turnaround having experienced contrasting fortunes in their last 16 Heineken Champions Cup fixtures last Saturday.

Munster succeeded in seeing off Exeter Chiefs 34-23 on aggregate to secure their passage into the quarter-finals and a last eight meeting with Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium next month.

Toulouse's passage to the quarter-finals had been at the expense of Ulster by a single point margin on aggregate, 50-49.
Friday night's URC game between the provincial rivals is a key fixture in determining finishing positions in the table and with it home advantage in the play-offs.

Ulster currently sit in second place in the table on 50 points, three points clear of fourth-placed Munster.

Following Friday night's game in Belfast, Munster Rugby complete their programme of regular season fixtures in the URC with a home fixture against the Cardiff Blues at Musgrave Park on Friday, April 29 followed by an away date against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, May 21, 7.15pm.

Continuing to rehab: Gavin Coombes (ankle), Dave Kilcoyne (neck), Tadhg Beirne (thigh), Andrew Conway (knee), James French (knee), RG Snyman (knee).

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