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O'Gara to miss Edinburgh tie

RONAN O'GARA has been ruled out of Munster's Heineken Cup encounter with Edinburgh at Thomond Park on Sunday.

THE Ireland fly-half's hamstring has removed the pressure on Munster coach Rob Penney to decide between the merits of O'Gara and Ian Keatley for the No 10 jersey.


Thankfully, Paul O'Connell came though an hour of rugby against Racing Metro with flying colours.

Wing Luke O'Dea (illness) and utility back Johne Murphy are back in contention.

Lock Donncha O'Callaghan (hamstring) and flanker Niall Ronan (groin) are in a race against the clock, while Keith Earls (groin), James Coughlan (groin), Ivan Dineen (groin) and Sean Scanlon (back) are in rehabilitation.