Munster bolster squad for SA tour with Bok lock
SQUAD UPDATE: Munster have added a few more players to their squad for their tour to South Africa.
As the end-of-year internationals come to an end, two of Ireland’s Test players, Simon Zebo and Gavin Coombes, have been added to the travelling squad.
In another boost for the Irish province, Springbok lock Jason Jenkins will also be with the squad in South Africa.
Jenkins (thigh) completed his rehabilitation last week, successfully coming through training on Thursday.
Jack O’Donoghue captains the squad on the tour with a Munster Rugby Academy trio of Alex Kendellen, Paddy Patterson and Cian Hurley included.
The province have been preparing to play in the high temperatures of South Africa’s summer over the past two weeks.
Munster face the Bulls in Pretoria this coming Saturday and the Lions on Saturday, December 4, in Johannesburg.
The squad will return to Ireland ahead of the Champions Cup opener away to Wasps in Coventry on Sunday, December 12.
Munster Squad for South Africa Tour:
Backs: Neil Cronin, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Jake Flannery, Ben Healy, Liam Coombes, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly, Seán French, Simon Zebo, Matt Gallagher, Mike Haley.
Forwards: Jeremy Loughman, Liam O’Connor, Josh Wycherley, Diarmuid Barron, Kevin O’Byrne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer, Keynan Knox, John Ryan, Thomas Ahern, Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley, Cian Hurley, Jason Jenkins, Chris Cloete, Jack Daly, Alex Kendellen, Jack O’Donoghue (captain), Jack O’Sullivan, Gavin Coombes.
Squad Update for #MunsterInSA
Gavin Coombes, Simon Zebo, Cian Hurley and Jason Jenkins joined the travelling party on Saturday.
Updated squad ⤵#SUAF 🔴
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) November 21, 2021