Munster trio released to face Ulster

MUNSTER trio Johne Murphy, John Hayes and Peter Stringer have been released from the national squad for the province’s Magners League clash with Ulster at Ravenhill on Friday night.

Murphy’s availability is a huge boost to coach Tony McGahan given the critical nature of Munster’s injury list in the back division, exacerbated by another setback for Keith Earls.

McGahan expected to call on the youngster this weekend but Earls (ankle injury) has been advised to rest as he battles to be fit for the Guinness November international against South Africa on Saturday week.

Leinster will have the services of Shane Horgan and Isaac Boss for the visit of Edinburgh to the RDS on Saturday, while Connacht, in action away to Treviso on Saturday, can field John Muldoon, Brett Wilkinson and Gavin Duffy.

Ulster’s Rory Best is unavailable to his side after sustaining a minor neck/shoulder injury.


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