Munster ravaged by injury ahead of URC semi-final clash with Leinster
Dropping like flies
Munster Rugby are set to be without a number of key players for their URC semi-final clash with provincial rivals Leinster, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.
As if facing the might of Leinster in the final four clash wasn't a big enough task already, the southern province must now do it without Conor Murray, RG Snyman, Calvin Nash and Malakai Fekitoa.
All four players were removed on Saturday for head injury assessments in Munster's quarter-final win over Glasgow Warriors, and will be unavailable for selection.
Munster will also face a nervous wait over captain Peter O'Mahony who was forced off in the early stages on Saturday.
O’Mahony (elbow) will go for a scan today and his availability will be determined later in the week.
Diarmuid Barron (shoulder) will be reviewed as the week progresses to determine his availability.
On a positive front, there were no issues for Tadhg Beirne on his return from an ankle injury as he played the full 80 minutes in Glasgow.
Continuing to rehab: Liam O’Connor (neck), Eoin O’Connor (shoulder), Jack Daly (knee), Paddy Patterson (knee), Keith Earls (groin), Paddy Kelly (head), Andrew Conway (knee), Liam Coombes (thigh).