19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
Heavy drizzle fell in Limerick as Munster underwent their final preparation and it is expected that that rain will persist leaving the pitch heavy and handling conditions difficult for this crucial tie.
Munster Replacements. James Blaney, Martin Cahill, Donncha O'Callaghan, Colm McMahon, Derek Hegarty, Jeremy Staunton, John O'Neill.
In sharp contrast, Leinster face the prospect of having their match with Newcastle postponed because of a frozen pitch. Match referee Graham Simmonds inspected the pitch earlier today (Friday) and declared it unplayable. There will be a further inspection on the morning of the game at 11am. In the event that the situation hasn't changed the game will be put back 24 hours. It's far from an ideal situation for Leinster who face a trip to France on Thursday for the final Pool game against Toulouse.