Munster have named a youthful 29-man squad for their upcoming United Rugby Championship tour to South Africa.

Johann van Graan's side take on the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday 27 November, before facing the Lions in Johannesburg a week later.

Jack O'Donoghue will captain the squad for the two-game tour, with the squad departing for Pretoria on Saturday, resulting in none of their current international players being named in the traveling party.

The province say that they expect to add more players to the group in the coming days, hinting at a possible in inclusion for some fringe members of the Ireland squad.

However, with the back-to-back Heineken Champions Cup games against Wasps and Castres immediately following their return from South Africa, they were always expected to keep their frontline players in reserve.

South African forward Jason Jenkins is not included in the group, although the province have confirmed the former Bulls lock has returned to training today following a thigh injury which caused him to miss out on a debut in the URC.

O'Donoghue is among a core of experience in the 29-man squad, which also includes Rory Scannell, Niall Scannell, John Ryan and Jean Kleyn.

Academy scrum-half Paddy Patterson and back row Alex Kendellen will also form part of the group, as do the province's three young out-halves - Ben Healy, Jack Crowley and Jake Flannery.


Neil Cronin, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Jake Flannery, Ben Healy, Liam Coombes, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly, Seán French, Matt Gallagher, Mike Haley.


Jeremy Loughman, Liam O'Connor, Josh Wycherley, Diarmuid Barron, Kevin O’Byrne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer, Keynan Knox, John Ryan, Thomas Ahern, Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley, Chris Cloete, Jack Daly, Alex Kendellen, Jack O’Donoghue (capt), Jack O’Sullivan.

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