10 Dec, 10:30
The IRFU and Munster are pleased to announce that Conor Murray has signed a new two year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at Munster until at least June 2016.
In the event that Wood has to sit out this game then Shane Byrne will come into the side with Frank Sheahan the likely one to be called up to the bench.
The other one to sit out training yesterday was Ronan O'Gara</> who had a sore knee but he is expected to be fully fit in time to take his place in the side on Saturday.
Ireland. G. Dempsey (Terenure College); J. Kelly (Cork Constitution), B. O'Driscoll (Blackrock College), K. Maggs (Bath), D. Hickie (St Mary's College); R. O'Gara (Cork Constitution); P. Stringer (Shannon); R. Corrigan (Greystones), K. Wood (Harlequins) captain, J. Hayes(Shannon); G. Longwell (Ballymena), M. O'Kelly (St Mary's College); S. Easterby (Llanelli), K. Gleeson (St Mary's College), A. Foley (Shannon). Replacements: S. Byrne (Blackrock), P. Wallace (Blackrock), L. Cullen (Blackrock), A. Quinlan (Shannon), G. Easterby (Llanelli), D. Humphreys (Dungannon), R. Henderson (Young Munster).