Squad Update | Fineen Wycherley returns to training but Haley a doubt for Benetton with internationals unavailable

Ireland begin their Six Nations campaign next weekend with eight Munster players included in the squad.

The Munster squad have started preparations at the HPC ahead of Saturday’s URC round 13 clash against Benetton in Treviso.

On the international front, Tadhg Beirne, Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes, Jack Crowley, Keith Earls, Dave Kilcoyne, Conor Murray and Peter O’Mahony have all joined the Ireland camp ahead of the 6 Nations.

Ben Healy has joined the Scotland squad for the first time with a three-day camp taking place in Edinburgh.

On the injury front, Mike Haley will go for a scan to assess the ankle injury he sustained in Toulouse on Sunday.

There is good news for Fineen Wycherley (shoulder) as he returns to training this week and is available for selection.

25 September 2021; Fineen Wycherley of Munster during the United Rugby Championship match between Munster and Cell C Sharks at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Simon Zebo is unavailable this week due to illness.

James French is currently rehabilitating from a lower leg injury.

Continuing to rehab: Jeremy Loughman (thigh), Tom Ahern (shoulder), RG Snyman (knee), Paddy Kelly (head), Jack Daly (knee), Andrew Conway (knee), Keynan Knox (knee), Kiran McDonald (arm).

In club news, 13 Munster players were in AIL action at the weekend.

There were six Munster players playing in Young Munster’s derby win over Shannon. Ethan Coughlan, Kieran Ryan and Darragh McSweeney lined out for Shannon, Patrick Campbell scored two tries for Young Munster with Conor Phillips scoring once as Dan Goggin also started for the Cookies.

Neil Cronin, Oli Morris, Tony Butler and Mark Donnelly were in action for Garryowen as they were beaten by Ballynahinch.

Liam O’Connor started for Cork Constitution as they won away to Clontarf.

In Division 1B, Scott Buckley was in action for UCC as they lost their derby to Highfield.

In Division 2A, Evan O’Connell was in action for UL Bohemians as they were beaten by Navan.

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