Trio’s return hands Munster timely boost

Felix Jones, Tommy O’Donnell and Mike Sherry are in Munster’s squad for Saturday’s RaboDirect PRO12 away to Benetton Treviso.

Jones returned to action for Shannon in the All-Ireland League last weekend after almost seven months sidelined with foot ligament damage.

O’Donnell has been out of action with a knee problem sustained against Ulster in December while Sherry has recovered from an ankle injury sustained in October.

Ronan O’Gara, Donnacha Ryan and Peter O’Mahony are also included by coach Tony McGahan.

Keith Earls was available for provincial selection but remains in Limerick with his partner and new born baby girl.

MUNSTER SQUAD: M Horan, W du Preez, S Archer, J Ryan, BJ Botha, D Fogarty, D Varley, M Sherry, S Henry, D Ryan, B Holland, M O’Driscoll, T O’Donnell, D O’Callaghan, P O’Mahony, J Coughlan, P Butler, D Williams, T O’Leary, C Sheridan, R O’Gara, S Deasy, S Zebo, J Murphy, L Mafi, D Barnes, Denis Hurley, F Jones.

Injured: D Wallace, T Smith, J Flannery, D Leamy, N Ronan, D Foley, I Nagle, Darragh Hurley, L O’Dea, D Howlett, T Gleeson.

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