Peter O’Mahony and Conor Murray ruled out of Pro 12 final
Hurley will captain province against Glasgow at Ravenhill with Zebo cleared fit to play
Peter O’Mahony has been ruled out of Munster’s Pro 12 final against Glasgow on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho
The province’s press release is indicating that neither player is a doubt for the World Cup squad. O’Mahony “failed a late fitness test” due to a hip problem while Murray “is required to rehab a medial ligament knee injury for the next six weeks.”
The statement goes on to state the final “could be” Paul O’Connell’s last game for Munster. This is a strange lack of confirmation considering it was made abundantly clear he was leaving after the semi-final victory over the Ospreys. Toulon being the reported port of call after the World Cup.
James Cronin returns to the bench.
Munster: Felix Jones; Keith Earls, Andrew Smith, Denis Hurley - capt., Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Eusebio Guinazu, BJ Botha; Billy Holland, Paul O’Connell; Donnacha Ryan, Paddy Butler, CJ Stander.