Frisch is Munster Rugby’s latest injury concern

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Antoine Frisch, who has made a bright start at Munster Rugby.

ANTOINE Frisch is an injury concern for Munster ahead of their United Rugby Championship game against Connacht at Thomond Park on Saturday week.

He was due to link-up with the French Barbarians this week but withdrew from involvement due to a thigh problem, which came to light in Munster’s memorable win over a South Africa Select XV.

The 26-year-old centre joined Munster in the Summer, arriving from Bristol Bears.

The much-travelled Frenchman was one of 23 Munster players involved at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, while another 15 were engaged in International and All-Ireland League action at the weekend.

The Munster squad are preparing at the High Performance Centre ahead of Saturday week’s Interpro derby against Connacht in Thomond Park at 7.35pm.

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Jack Crowley and Jeremy Loughman both made their debuts in the uninspiring defeat of Fiji at the Aviva Stadium, with Tadhg Beirne, Joey Carbery and Craig Casey also involved.  Carbery picked-up a knock in Dublin and will follow the necessary return to play protocols.

John Ryan was in action for the Barbarians as they beat a New Zealand XV at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday.

There were nine Munster players in AIL action for their clubs over the weekend.

Academy trio Ethan Coughlan, Darragh McSweeney and Kieran Ryan lined out for Shannon in their defeat away to Dublin University.

Eoin O’Connor and Conor Phillips featured for Young Munster as they shocked leaders Clontarf at Tom Clifford Park.

Jack Oliver kicked seven points for Garryowen in their loss to UCD.

In Division 1B, James French helped Highfield to a victory over Old Belvedere.

Scott Buckley lined out for UCC in their defeat to Buccaneers.

In Division 2A, Ruadhan Quinn was with an Old Crescent XV that secured a victory over Nenagh Ormond.