Munster winger Keith Earls has been suspended for two weeks following an independent disciplinary hearing in London today, arising from the Champions Cup round 2 match between the province and Glasgow Warriors.
With the Champions Cup parked until December, the focus of the provinces switches back to the GUINNESS PRO12 this week. Ulster and Munster are planning for Friday night's interprovincial clash in Belfast, and both squads have a number of injury concerns.
Munster prop James Cronin, accompanied by team manager Niall O'Donovan, appeared before an independent Celtic Rugby disciplinary committee in Glasgow today, having been cited for alleged foul play in last Saturday's game against Leinster.
Munster Rugby have confirmed that Keith Wood and Killian Hurley will join the province's Non-Executive Commercial Board which provides strategic guidance, advice and support to the existing Branch Committee structures and management.