Munster add 22 players to depleted squad ahead of Champions Cup opener

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MUNSTER Rugby have nominated an additional 22 players to be registered for the province’s Champions Cup squad.

EPCR confirmed last week that following consultation with the leagues and unions, it has been decided to extend the first registration date to allow all participating clubs to supplement their squads with an unlimited number of previously unregistered players.

Tony Butler, Patrick Campbell and Edwin Edogbo, who all recently joined the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy, are among the new additions althoughEdogbo is currently injured.

The remaining 19 are either NTS (National Talent Squad) or PTS (Provincial Talent Squad) members with all under 21 years of age.

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The majority of the 22 have featured for their clubs in the opening rounds of the All Ireland League.

15 of the players lined out for a Munster Development XV in fixtures against Ulster and Leinster earlier this season.

Forwards:

Edwin Edogbo (lock)

John Forde (back-row forward)

Nicky Greene (back-row forward)

Alessandro Heaney (loosehead prop)

Peter Hyland (back-row forward)

Jack Kelleher (back-row forward)

Darragh McCarthy (tighthead prop)

Darragh McSweeney (tighthead prop)

Conor Moloney (back-row forward)

Dylan Murphy (hooker)

Fearghail O’Donoghue (back-row forward)

Jack O’Sullivan (back-row forward)

Kieran Ryan (loosehead prop)

Backs:

Tony Butler (out-half)

Patrick Campbell (full-back/winger)

George Coomber (winger)

Alan Flannery (centre)

Darragh French (centre)

Adam Maher (scrum-half)

Andrew O’Mahony (scrum-half)

Jack Oliver (scrum-half)

Jamie Shanahan (winger)

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