23 May, 12:21
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
Although the pair are set to miss Munster's upcoming RaboDirect PRO12 matches in February, they will be back in action in March.
Prop Stephen Archer limped out of the Musgrave Park match against the Cardiff Blues with a dead leg. As a result, he missed the Heineken Cup round 5 and 6 ties is expected back training next week though doubtful for the Edinburgh game.
Centre James Downey (rib cartilage) is also well on the road to recovery but like Archer, he may find that the Edinburgh game on Saturday week comes a little too soon for him.
Sean Scanlon (back) and Barry O'Mahony (groin) are expected to resume training in three to four weeks' time, while Niall Ronan and Luke O'Dea should both be involved in limited training next week and are hopeful of a return to action sometime in February.
Danny Barnes, who bruised ribs in the British & Irish Cup win over Plymouth Albion a fortnight ago, is on the easy list this week.
David O'Callaghan (knee), who was injured in the same game, will have his progress monitored on a weekly basis before a decision on his return is made.