Munster head coach Tony McGahan has announced a 34-man squad for the province’s Magners League trip to Llanelli to face the Scarlets on Saturday (kick-off 6.15pm).
Armed with a 12-point lead at the top of the Magners League table, Munster face the sixth-placed Scarlets who are still in the hunt for a semi-final spot.
On the injury front, scrum half Tomas O’Leary (eye) has made a return to training and is hoping to be available for selection for next week’s clash with defending league champions, the Ospreys.
Munster captain Paul O’Connell, who is nursing an ankle injury, will undergo a reassessment later today.
The province’s 23-man panel to face the Scarlets will be revealed on Friday afternoon.
MUNSTER Squad (v Scarlets) – Backs (15): Felix Jones, Denis Hurley, Keith Earls, Paul Warwick, Doug Howlett, Lifeimi Mafi, Sam Tuitupou, Johne Murphy, Danny Barnes, Simon Zebo, Conor Murray, Peter Stringer, Duncan Williams, Declan Cusack, Ronan O’Gara.
Forwards (19): Marcus Horan, Darragh Hurley, Wian du Preez, Tony Buckley, John Hayes, Stephen Archer, Mike Sherry, Denis Fogarty, Damien Varley, Donnacha Ryan, Mick O’Driscoll, Alan Quinlan, Paddy Butler, Donncha O’Callaghan, David Wallace, James Coughlan, Tommy O’Donnell, Niall Ronan, Denis Leamy.