WATCH: Munster Rugby head coach Johann van Graan on Joey Carbery, Benetton and his new contract

Donn O'Sullivan, Sports Editor


Donn O'Sullivan, Sports Editor


Munster head coach Johann van Graan spoke to the media this morning, minutes after it was announced he had signed a new contract with the province. (Full story here)

The South African native also confirmed that Joey Carbery is a major doubt for their Champions Cup semi final with Saracens on April 20, while this weekend his side will see many changes as they prepare to face Benetton Rugby, away, on Friday at 7pm

The Munster squad trained at the High Performance Centre in Limerick today ahead of Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash  Keith Earls was withdrawn from the squad before kick-off as a precaution with left thigh tightness. He will be assessed by the medical department today.

The following are progressing with rehabilitation: Brian Scott (foot), James Cronin (leg), Tommy O’Donnell (shoulder), Joey Carbery (hamstring).

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Six players will return to the province today after playing their part in Munster A’s 38-19 win over New England Free Jacks on Saturday. 

Dave O’Callaghan, Liam O’Connor, Alex Wootton, Gavin Coombes, Alex McHenry and Jack O’Sullivan have flown back from Boston to rejoin the squad.