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Keith Earls and Wian du Preez to miss Munster's Heineken Cup game with Racing Metro

Updated: Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 11:40 | Comments

Earls' injury could also see him miss the November series matches against Argentina and South Africa
Earls' injury could also see him miss the November series matches against Argentina and South Africa

Munster will be without Keith Earls and Wian du Preez for this weekend's Heineken Cup opener away to Racing Metro.

Earls will be absent for at least three weeks with a thigh strain, after he saw a specialist on Wednesday.

Du Preez is sidelined with a knee injury, with David Kilcoyne likely to take his place.

Niall Ronan, who was a late withdrawal from the squad for the Leinster game, did train on Wednesday but didn't take a full part and will miss the trip to France

Better news for the province is that Donncha O'Callaghan continues to recover from a hamstring injury and will be available for selection.

Felix Jones is in line for a return to the side despite not being involved in any competitive action so far this season.

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