Internationals return to Munster

Munste's Tom Ahern will return against Zebre. Photo: Brendan Moran.

AHEAD of Friday’s URC tussle with Zebre at Virgin Media Park (7.35pm), Munster are buoyed by the return of internationals Tom Ahern, Craig Casey and Jeremy Loughman.

Also, Academy back-row forward Ruadhán Quinn has completed the return to play protocols and is available for selection.

Following the game against Harlequins at the weekend, Academy duo Shay McCarthy (ankle) and Daniel Okeke (elbow) are due to undergo scans and are unavailable for the upcoming fixture.

Continuing to rehab: Simon Zebo (knee), Patrick Campbell (shoulder), John Hodnett (finger), Paddy Patterson (knee), Jack O’Donoghue (knee), Dave Kilcoyne (shoulder), Diarmuid Barron (foot), Jean Kleyn (eye/knee), Liam Coombes (shoulder), Roman Salanoa (knee).