Munster look set to field a team in Sunday's Heineken Champions Cup pool B opener away to Wasps, after the province nominated 22 more players to be registered to their European squad.

With the abandoned tour of South Africa resulting in the majority of their senior players either isolating at home or yet to return to Ireland, the province had been reduced to a handful of Ireland internationals and academy players as they prepared for their trip to Coventry this Sunday.

While Munster and Cardiff have found enough players from the wider club game to be able to prepare for their tournament openers, the Scarlets have conceded their away trip to Bristol, resulting in a 28-0 win and five match points being awarded to the Bears.

Tournament organisers EPCR have extended the window to register players for the opening rounds of the tournament, with Munster confirming they will add a further 22 names to their list, all of whom are under the age of 21.

Three of the players added to the squad are recent arrivals to the Munster academy, with Tony Butler, Patrick Campbell and Edwin Edogbo all included. However second row Edogbo will be unavailable for the meeting with Wasps due to injury.

The remaining 19 players have been drafted in from the National and Provincial Talent squads, with the majority having featured at various stages in this season's All-Ireland League.


Edwin Edogbo (lock), John Forde (back-row forward), Nicky Greene (back-row forward), Alessandro Heaney (loosehead prop), Peter Hyland (back-row forward), Jack Kelleher (back-row forward), Darragh McCarthy (tighthead prop), Darragh McSweeney (tighthead prop), Conor Moloney (back-row forward), Dylan Murphy (hooker), Fearghail O'Donoghue (back-row forward), Jack O’Sullivan (back-row forward), Kieran Ryan (loosehead prop)

Backs: Tony Butler (out-half), Patrick Campbell (full-back/winger), George Coomber (winger), Alan Flannery (centre), Darragh French (centre), Adam Maher (scrum-half), Andrew O’Mahony (scrum-half), Jack Oliver (scrum-half), Jamie Shanahan (winger)

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