Sunday 18 March 2018

Star Munster second row ruled out for at least eight weeks after neck injury

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Munster's South African second row Jean Kleyn looks set to miss the province's Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse after being ruled out of action with a neck injury.

Kleyn suffered the knock during last Friday's comfortable bonus point win against the Dragons at Irish Independent Park, with Munster today confirming that the lock will be unavailable for between eight and ten weeks.

Such a layoff would likely mean that Kleyn is on the sideline when Toulouse visit Thomond Park after the Six Nations for the crunch Champions Cup clash.

Kleyn's compatriot, Jaco Taute, is also injured, missing out on selection for this weekend's game against the Ospreys as he recovers from a shoulder injury for another week.

Here is the full team for Saturday's game (5.15pm):

Munster: 15 Ian Keatley, 14 Ronan O’Mahony, 13 Francis Saili, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Darren Sweetnam, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal (c), 9 Duncan Williams, 8 Jack O’Donoghue, 7 Tommy O’Donnell, 6 Dave O’Callaghan, 5 Billy Holland, 4 Darren O’Shea, 3 John Ryan, 2 Rhys Marshall, 1 Dave Kilcoyne

Replacements: 16 Kevin O’Byrne, 17 Peter McCabe, 18 Stephen Archer, 19 Dave Foley, 20 Conor Oliver, 21 Abrie Griesel, 22 Dan Goggin, 23 Andrew Conway

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