Preparations begin for Munster’s URC clash at Ulster

Jack Crowley kicks Munster into the final of the United Rugby Championship.

AHEAD of their inter-pro URC derby clash at Ulster on Friday, Munster have issued a squad update.

In player news, returning Ireland internationals Craig Casey and Jack Crowley featured for Munster for the first time this season on Saturday night after returning to training last week.

Tadhg Beirne, Dave Kilcoyne, Jeremy Loughman, Conor Murray and Peter O’Mahony have also rejoined their Munster team-mates at the HPC following their World Cup involvement with Ireland.

On the injury front, Calvin Nash was withdrawn with a knee injury on Saturday night and will be assessed by the medical team. His availability for Friday will be determined as the week progresses.

RG Snyman suffered a chest/shoulder injury during the World Cup final and will undergo surgery in South Africa this week.

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Simon Zebo (foot) and Josh Wycherley (neck) both return to full training this week and are available for selection.

Continuing to rehab: Patrick Campbell (ankle), Roman Salanoa (knee), Mike Haley (hip), Cian Hurley (ankle/achilles), Niall Scannell (groin), Andrew Conway (knee).