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Munster Allay Fears Over Earls

Munster Allay Fears Over Earls

Keith Earls, who was forced to retire in the closing stages of Munster’s RaboDirect PRO12 derby defeat to Leinster on Saturday, is reported to be fit and well ahead of the province’s Heineken Cup quarter-final.

Keith Earls had to receive some treatment after sustaining a knock during the interprovincial derby, but is on course to start against Ulster in the Easter Sunday showdown.

There is also good news for Tony McGahan’s men regarding the injured trio of Paul O’Connell, Donnacha Ryan and Conor Murray, who had to watch the loss to Leinster from the stands.

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Ryan engaged in light training last Thursday, while O’Connell and Murray visited a specialist in Dublin where they received the all-clear to resume training this week.

All three will be present when the squad assembles in Limerick for the first of two training sessions on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Munster ‘A’ boss Ian Costello will bring his British & Irish squad together this afternoon in Cork to begin final preparations for their semi-final tilt at Leinster ‘A’ on Good Friday.