Munster adds trio to Champions Cup squad

Munster have nominated three players to be added to the province’s Champions Cup squad ahead of Sunday’s clash away to Racing 92 (Kick-off 3.15pm Irish time).

Pending IRFU approval, Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes and Academy man Diarmuid Barron will join the 41-man Champions Cup squad.

The trio will be swapped in for the departed Alby Mathewson, Jed Holloway and the injured Tadhg Beirne.

Pre Season Friendly, The Sportsground, Galway. 21/9/2019 Connacht vs Munster Munster’s Gavin Coombes Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Scrum-half Casey and back-row forward/lock Coombes both graduated from the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy in the summer.

Hooker Barron will become the fourth Greencore Munster Rugby Academy player registered in the 41-man squad, joining out-half Ben Healy, back-row forward Jack O’Sullivan and prop Keynan Knox.

Munster Rugby Squad Training, UL, Limerick 10/9/2019 Diarmuid Barron Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Following Sunday’s do or die Racing clash, Munster will face Ospreys at Thomond Park in the final Champions Cup Pool game on Sunday, December 19th.

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