Following a 16-week block of competitive action, the Munster squad availed of some down time last week before returning to training yesterday as preparations continue for this Sunday's GUINNESS PRO12 clash with the Ospreys at Irish Independent Park (kick-off 5pm).
Munster Rugby have confirmed that Duncan Casey has signed a two-year contract extension, Greencore Academy player Sean McCarthy has secured a one-year development contract and Ulster talent Sam Arnold will join the province on a two-year deal.
Munster are back in Italy for the second week running, bidding to keep up their winning form against a Zebre side that has already beaten Edinburgh, Cardiff Blues and Benetton Treviso in this season's GUINNESS PRO12.
Munster make a return to GUINNESS PRO12 action this Saturday when they travel to Zebre in round 13 of the competition. Players gathered in their respective training centres in Cork and Limerick today ahead of the first squad session of the week tomorrow.
Munster 'A' head coach Mick O'Driscoll makes just three changes to the team that suffered defeat to Yorkshire Carnegie in round 5 of the British & Irish Cup. Saturday sees the province bid for a quarter-final place when they welcome London Scottish to CBC Lansdowne, Cork (kick-off 2pm).
Munster head coach Anthony Foley has named his team for Sunday's European Champions Cup round 6 match against Benetton Treviso, making two changes to the side that defeated Stade Francais last weekend (kick-off 2pm local time/1pm Irish time).
As he prepares for Sunday's Champions Cup round 6 fixture away to Benetton Treviso, Ronan O'Mahony says consistency is key for Munster as they look to build on the momentum gained from last Saturday's win over Stade Francais.
Munster need to produce quite a backlash as they welcome Stade Francais to Thomond Park just a week on from a humbling 27-7 defeat in Paris. Although now out of the quarter-final picture, closing pool wins over Stade and Benetton Treviso would boost the province for the rest of the season.
In naming his team for Saturday's European Champions Cup return encounter with Stade Francais at Thomond Park (kick-off 1pm), Munster head coach Anthony Foley has made three changes to the side that lost 27-7 in Paris.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed that prop James Cronin and hooker Mike Sherry have signed contract extensions with the province. In addition, Greencore Academy player David Johnston will be promoted to the senior squad at the start of the 2016/17 season.