Click here for photos from Munster’s training session at Thomond Park today. The men in red face the Newport Gwent Dragons at the Limerick venue on Saturday evening.
Pictured above: The Munster squad list for Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool One fixture with the Dragons. Full-back Shaun Payne has been included after a bout of mild pneumonia, but Ireland lock Paul O’Connell misses out as he continues his recovery from a hand injury.
Hooker Jerry Flannery discussing lineout tactics in foggy conditions at Thomond Park this morning.
The scene from behind the posts at Thomond Park. Munster captain and number 8 Anthony Foley notched his 70th Heineken Cup appearance in last Saturday’s 24-8 victory over the Dragons at Ridney Parade. Munster have played 71 Cup matches, with Foley missing only the 1997 loss at NEC Harlequins. He has now played more Heineken Cup matches than the Dragons (15), Ospreys (15), Sale Sharks (15), Saracens (15) and Leeds Tykes (nine) put together!
Frozen cobwebs on the railings at Thomond Park as the Munster squad train.
A bemused-looking Paul O’Connell seen through the fog at Thomond Park.
Paul Burke (right) tackling Shaun Payne in the fog at Thomond Park.
**All photos by Lorraine O’Sullivan of Inpho Photography**