Paul O’Connell is undergoing treatment on his back problem and will see a specialist for a review of the injury in the New Year.

O'Connell has been out injured since Munster's emphatic victory over Edinburgh in the Heineken Cup in October.

It was thought he may undergo surgery on the long-standing problem, but Munster have said that “his treatment is progressing satisfactorily” and that “he will see a specialist for further review in the New Year.”

There will be full live coverage of Saracens v Munster on Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 on Sunday 16 December from 2pm.