CJ Stander became the first player to claim the Munster Rugby Player of the Year award for the second year in succession at today's annual Munster Rugby Awards, in association with the Irish Independent.
The annual GUINNESS PRO12 Awards took place at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, this evening. Players, coaches and key personnel from all 12 teams involved in the league were in attendance to celebrate the 2015/16 season.
For the first time this season, head coach Anthony Foley has named an unchanged team as Munster bid to secure Champions Cup qualification in round 22 of the GUINNESS PRO12. They welcome the Scarlets to Thomond Park on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
Following on from the bonus point win against Edinburgh, the Munster squad gathered in their respective centres this morning for gym sessions and meetings as preparations commenced for next Saturday's decisive GUINNESS PRO12 encounter with the Scarlets at Thomond Park (kick-off 3pm).
Munster continue their preparations for this Friday's crucial GUINNESS PRO12 encounter with Edinburgh in Cork (kick-off 7.35pm), while, on the club front, there was strong Academy representation in the weekend's Ulster Bank League play-off action.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley has made just three changes to the team to face Connacht in round 20 of the GUINNESS PRO12 at the Sportsground on Saturday (kick-off 7.15pm), with Simon Zebo set to make his 100th provincial appearance.
Munster trained in glorious sunshine at UL today in advance of Saturday's crucial GUINNESS PRO12 clash away to Connacht. A number of players continue to rehab their respective knocks in the countdown to this weekend's game.
As Munster continue preparations for Saturday's GUINNESS PRO12 derby meeting with Leinster, they have confirmed the signing of ex-Munster Academy player Darren O'Shea and former Ireland 'A' tighthead prop John Andress.