Munster have named John Hayes in their Heineken Cup squad for the 2011/’12 season.
Because of front row injuries to Darragh Hurley and Peter Borlase, Hayes has been included for the pool stages of the competition.
Included for the first time are Munster Academy graduates wing Simon Zebo, scrum-half Conor Murray and hooker Sean Henry, along with current academy wing-forward Dave O’Callaghan.
The squad also includes newcomers Ian Keatley, BJ Botha, Will Chambers and development squad prop John Ryan.
Notable absentees are Jerry Flannery, David Wallace and Felix Jones, all front-line players ruled out through injury sustained while preparing for or participating in the Rugby World Cup.
Neither Wallace nor Jones would be available to take any part in the pool stages, while Flannery may be added at a later date.
Munster Heineken Cup Squad:
Scott Deasy, Doug Howlett, Denis Hurley, Johne Murphy, Simon Zebo, Danny Barnes, Will Chambers, Tom Gleeson, Keith Earls, Lifeimi Mafi, Ronan O’Gara, Ian Keatley, Tomas O’Leary, Conor Murray, Duncan Williams, Peter Stringer, Denis Fogarty, Damien Varley, Michael Sherry, Sean Henry, Marcus Horan, John Hayes, Stephen Archer, Wian du Preez, BJ Botha, John Ryan, Paul O’Connell, Donncha O’Callaghan, Michael O’Driscoll, Ian Nagle, Donnacha Ryan, Niall Ronan, Billy Holland, Tommy O’Donnell, Peter O’Mahony, Dave O’Callaghan, Denis Leamy, James Coughlan.