Munster without Hayes for Connacht game


Munster coach Alan Gaffney has named a 23-man squad for Friday's Celtic League encounter with Connacht at Dubarry Park.

Gaffney will, however, have to plan without inspirational prop John Hayes. The Ireland international has an injured calf and needs another week of rest.

The starting XV will be finalised later this afternoon.

Munster Squad: S Payne, J Staunton, M Lawler, J Kelly, A Horgan, M Mullins, J Holland, R Henderson, R O'Gara, E Reddan, P Stringer, M Horan, S Kerr, G McIlwham, J Blaney, F Sheahan, D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell, D Pusey, J Williams, A Foley, D Wallace, S Keogh.