Peter O’Mahony left out of Munster squad
Captain omitted from squad to face Edinburgh because of upcoming ‘heavy schedule’
Munster’s Peter O’Mahony down injured in the win over Leinster last Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
O’Mahony took a heavy blow to the head against Leinster on Saturday but has been “integrated back in to training this week following on from his half-time replacement”.
The province insists “all protocol” regarding return to play has been adhered to, but that, with a “heavy schedule in the upcoming weeks ... a decision to omit Peter from this weekend’s opening round Heineken Cup game against Edinburgh has been made.”
Munster: F Jones; K Earls, C Laulala, J Downey, S Zebo; I Keatley, C Murray; D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, S Archer; D Ryan, P O’Connell (captain).; P Butler, N Ronan, J Coughlan. Replacements: D Varley, J Cronin, BJ Botha, D O’Callaghan, CJ Stander, D Williams, JJ Hanrahan, D Hurley.