Leinster and Munster refixed for kick off on January 23

by Stephen Findlater

Leinster will face Munster in a refixed rescheduled Guinness PRO14 Round 9 fixture on Saturday, January 23, kicking off at 7.35pm in Thomond Park.

The game was originally due to take place on 26 December but was postponed and will be played on what would have been a Heineken Champions Cup weekend.

On Monday, the Champions Cup was temporarily suspended following a directive from the French authorities that the participation of TOP 14 clubs in the competition at the current time constitutes too great a public health risk.

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen, meanwhile, has issued an injury update following Leinster Rugby’s 24-12 win over Ulster Rugby in the Guinness PRO14 on Friday.

Both Rhys Ruddock (rib) and Jordan Larmour made returns in the top of Conference A clash and came through with no issues.

Flanker Josh Murphy is expected to train as normal this week following a minor calf injury. Further assessment is required for Seán Cronin, Ciarán Frawley and James Lowe.

Cronin injured his knee against Ulster and will be monitored as the week progresses while Frawley has returned to training following a hamstring injury.

Lowe (groin) has also returned to training this week. Meanwhile, Scott Penny has passed the Graduated Return to Play Protocols from the Connacht Rugby game but also sustained a neck injury in the game and will require further assessment.

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