Sunday 19 November 2017

Conor Murray remains huge doubt for Munster's Champions Cup semi-final but there's better news for Stander and Scannell

Conor Murray is a doubt for the weekend
Conor Murray is a doubt for the weekend

Davis Kelly

CONOR Murray's participation in Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens at the Aviva Stadium remains in severe doubt as another day passed without him appearing at provincial training following his stinger injury.

Head coach Rassie Erasmus is still uncertain about whether the Irish international will be fit enough to resume his provincial duties having been injured during the Six Nations more than a month ago.

Duncan Williams, who pulled out of Saturday's interprovincial clash against Ulster on the morning of the game with a groin injury, will train this afternoon and is expected to be available.

There was also good news about ankle injury victims CJ Stander, and centre Rory Scannell. Both men miss training today but will train tomorrow with the provincial medical staff relieved that Scannell's injury was not as serious as initially thought. Wing Darren Sweetnam is undergoing the normal procedures of HIA after a concussion suffered during Saturday's victory.

Meanwhile, Leinster have confirmed that Dave Kearney will not be available for their Champions Cup semi-final after he injured his ankle against Connacht at the weekend.

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