KEITH EARLS looks set to make a timely return for Munster in this Saturday’s Heineken Cup showdown with London Irish at the Madjeski Stadium. With fellow backs Felix Jones and Ian Dowling on the long-term injury list and Lifeimi Mafi suspended, the return of Earls is good news for Munster coach Tony McGahan, who named the versatile Irish international in his extended squad yesterday.
ROCKWELL COLLEGE, one of the traditional powerhouses in the game for more than a century, and Castletroy College, who have burst on to the scene in sensational fashion over the past few years, clash in an intriguing Avonmore Milk Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Clanwilliam Park, Tipperary this afternoon (3pm).
SATURDAY’S rugby didn’t start and end with Ireland and the All Blacks. It wasn’t quite as physical on Murríoch beach in Dingle for the tag rugby, but Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell didn’t have to contend with encroaching tides either. Michael Moynihan reports.