Munster welcome Dragons to Limerick this weekend for their United Rugby Championship clash. Here’s all you need to know about the game. The Munster squad returned to the High Performance Centre on Monday ahead of Saturday’s United Rugby Championship clash against Dragons at Thomond Park (5.15pm).
Munster vs Dragons : Where and when is it on?
Saturday’s match takes place at Thomond Park with a 5.15pm kick-off.
- 5th March 2022
- KO: 17:15
- Thomond Park , Limerick
- United Rugby Championship
What’s the team news?
11 players have been released from the Ireland camp to their provinces in order to access match minutes in the United Rugby Championship this weekend with Craig Casey and Gavin Coombes returning to Munster.
In further good news for Johann van Graan, prop Roman Salanoa does not currently require surgery on his injured ankle, as he continues his rehab.
Springbok centre Damian de Allende (abdomen) has stepped up his recovery from injury but he will not be available for the clash with the Dragons.
Full-back Matt Gallagher suffered a low-grade calf strain and will be assessed throughout the week. Jack Daly suffered an ankle injury in training last week and is facing a spell out.
RG Snyman (knee), Jason Jenkins (abdomen), Liam O’Connor (knee), Thomas Ahern (thigh) and Keith Earls (thigh) remain sidelined.
Munster have also signed Shannon scrum-half Aran Hehir as cover.
Rugby Munster Prepare For Dragons At Thomond (5.15pm).
The Munster squad returned to the High Performance Centre on Monday ahead of Saturday’s United Rugby Championship clash against Dragons at Thomond Park (5.15pm).
Tickets for the game are available here.
There were eight Munster senior and Academy players in action for Ireland and the Ireland U20s over the weekend.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐀𝐭 𝐌𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐑𝐮𝐠𝐛𝐲
We are back in #URC action against Dragons at Thomond Park on Saturday at 5.15pm!
See what’s coming up across the province this week ⤵️#MUNvDRA #SUAF 🔴
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) February 28, 2022
Peter O’Mahony captained Ireland with Tadhg Beirne, Joey Carbery, Craig Casey and Dave Kilcoyne also featuring in their win over Italy in Dublin.
With no Six Nations action coming up this weekend, Craig Casey and Gavin Coombes return from international camp and will train at the HPC this week.
Academy trio Patrick Campbell, Tony Butler and Ethan Coughlan helped the Ireland U20s to a win over their Italian counterparts at Musgrave Park.
In player news, Aran Hehir has joined the squad as scrum-half cover having impressed with Shannon RFC in the All Ireland League.
Hehir is an Ireland Clubs international who has previously lined out for the Munster U18 Clubs team and came up through the ranks at Shannon and St Clement’s College. Conor Murray, Craig Casey and Ethan Coughlan have been on international duty with Rowan Osborne also unavailable.