Senior Internationals return for Dragons with Emerging Ireland contingent ruled out

The players who were a part of the victorious summer tour of New Zealand are back amongst the squad.

The Munster squad began their training week at the HPC on Monday ahead of Sunday’s BKT URC round two clash against Dragons at Rodney Parade (3pm).

See what’s happening this week at Munster Rugby here.

On the player availability front, the 10 Munster players selected for the Emerging Ireland tour will not be available for selection.

The Munster players who toured New Zealand with Ireland over the summer are available for selection.

In injury news, Stephen Archer has returned to full team training this week following a recent thigh injury and is available for selection at the weekend.

Alex Kendellen was removed with a head injury during the Cardiff game on Saturday and will follow the return-to-play protocols.

Rory Scannell suffered a facial injury during the warm-up in Cardiff and will be monitored during the week for return to contact.

Simon Zebo and Mike Haley will be monitored this week on their return to training and availability will be determined later in the week.

Unavailable: Gavin Coombes (groin), Andrew Conway (knee), RG Snyman (knee), Jack Daly (knee).

Along with the Dragons clash for the seniors, a Munster Development side are also in action this weekend as they face Leinster Development on Saturday on the 4G pitch at UL (3pm).

Tickets

URC Round 3

Saturday, October 1

Munster v Zebre Parma, Musgrave Park, 5.05pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 5

Saturday, October 15

Munster v Vodacom Bulls, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 7

Saturday, October 29

Munster v Ulster, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 8

Saturday, November 26

Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 10

Monday, December 26

Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

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