A number of players from Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations panel have been included in the Munster squad for Saturday night’s Magners League clash with Edinburgh at Musgrave Park (kick-off 7.30pm).
The Munster squad for Saturday’s Magners League game against Edinburgh includes Rua Tipoki. He returns to the squad for the first time since sustaining a knee injury against Ulster in early January.
Also included in the 26-man squad are Peter Stringer, Keith Earls, Denis Leamy, Alan Quinlan and Mick O’Driscoll who have all been released by Declan Kidney from the international squad duty.
The Ireland RBS 6 Nations squad players who are not involved in provincial action are due to assemble this evening (Wednesday) in Cork to begin preparations for Saturday week’s game against England.
Munster are coming off the back of a week-long warm weather training camp in Lanzarote, where head coach Tony McGahan and his management team put the players through their paces and gave them a welcome break from our recent bad weather.
Academy players Dave Foley and Tommy O’Donnell trained with the full squad over in Spain.
MUNSTER Squad (v Edinburgh): Backs (12) – Denis Hurley, Doug Howlett, Rua Tipoki, Keith Earls, Kieran Lewis, Lifeimi Mafi, Ciaran O’Boyle, Jeremy Manning, Paul Warwick, Peter Stringer, Mike Prendergast, Duncan Williams.
Forwards (14) – Federico Pucciarielllo, Timmy Ryan, Tony Buckley, Daragh Hurley, Denis Fogarty, Mike Essex, Mick O’Driscoll, Donnacha Ryan, Billy Holland, Alan Quinlan, Denis Leamy, Niall Ronan, Nick Williams, John O’Sullivan.