Squad Update | Irish Internationals return to HPC with Pre-Season opener looming

Munster’s preseason opener with Gloucester is less than a fortnight away.

Munster’s Ireland internationals have all commenced their pre-season training programmes at the HPC.

Tadhg Beirne, Joey Carbery, Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes, Keith Earls, Jeremy Loughman, Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony and Niall Scannell were all part of the Ireland squad for their tour to New Zealand.

21 November 2021; Joey Carbery of Ireland kicks a conversion, following his side’s fourth try scrored by team-mate Josh van der Flier, during the Autumn Nations Series match between Ireland and Argentina at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Along with the nine senior internationals, six Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players have completed their off-season after featuring for the Ireland U20s over the summer.

Year two Academy players Tony Butler, Ethan Coughlan and Patrick Campbell return to the HPC with Academy recruits Fionn Gibbons, Darragh McSweeney and Kieran Ryan joining their new team-mates.

In player news, Shannon RFC prop Luke Rigney has been taking part in the pre-season programme on a short-term training contract with the province.

Pre-Season Fixtures

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Friday, August 26

Munster Rugby v Gloucester, Musgrave Park, 7.30pm; Click here to buy tickets

Friday, September 2

Munster Rugby v London Irish, Musgrave Park, 7.30pm; Click here to buy tickets

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