Munster have nominated three players to be added to the province’s Champions Cup squad ahead of Sunday’s clash away to Racing 92 (Kick-off 3.15pm Irish time).
Pending IRFU approval, Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes and Academy man Diarmuid Barron will join the 41-man Champions Cup squad.
The trio will be swapped in for the departed Alby Mathewson, Jed Holloway and the injured Tadhg Beirne.
Scrum-half Casey and back-row forward/lock Coombes both graduated from the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy in the summer.
Hooker Barron will become the fourth Greencore Munster Rugby Academy player registered in the 41-man squad, joining out-half Ben Healy, back-row forward Jack O’Sullivan and prop Keynan Knox.
Following Sunday’s do or die Racing clash, Munster will face Ospreys at Thomond Park in the final Champions Cup Pool game on Sunday, December 19th.