Squad Update | Nine internationals take a down week as Munster continue South African prep

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A 33-player Munster squad are in South Africa preparing for Saturday’s round six United Rugby Championship clash against the Bulls.

There were 12 Munster senior and Greencore Academy players in action over the weekend in the Autumn Nations Series and All Ireland League.

Joey Carbery was Player of the Match for Ireland in the record 53-7 victory over Argentina. Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray and Peter O’Mahony also started the clash with Craig Casey and Keith Earls featuring as replacements.

21 November 2021; Joey Carbery of Ireland kicks a conversion, following his side’s fourth try scrored by team-mate Josh van der Flier, during the Autumn Nations Series match between Ireland and Argentina at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Beirne, Carbery, Casey, Andrew Conway, Earls, Dave Kilcoyne, Murray and O’Mahony have departed international camp and will have a down week.

Damian de Allende started for South Africa in their narrow defeat to England will also have a down week having completed his international duty with the Springboks.

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Scott Buckley started for UCC in their win away to Ballynahinch in the AIL.

Patrick Campbell and Eoin O’Connor featured for Young Munster in their loss to Clontarf.

Tony Butler and Mark Donnelly lined out for Garryowen in their defeat to Terenure College.

Continuing to rehab: John Hodnett (ankle), Calvin Nash (ankle), RG Snyman (knee), Roman Salanoa (knee), Chris Farrell (abdomen).

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