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Party boys punished

MUNSTER have concluded disciplinary measures against an unspecified number of players over incidents arising out of their Christmas party in Kilkenny and say they have drawn a line under the matter.

According to reports yesterday, several players were disciplined following an internal investigation but the identities of those players, the number disciplined and the nature of the action taken were not revealed.

"We viewed the matter seriously at the time and the disciplinary action reflects that," a Munster spokesperson said. "We conducted an internal investigation which has now concluded and the appropriate disciplinary action has been taken against a number of squad players."

Meanwhile, Shannon issued a statement last night outlining how they have been told to switch tomorrow's AIL clash with Blackrock from Thomond Park to their grounds in Coonagh.

"We have just been informed by Thomond Park management that, after a training session by the Munster squad this morning, the pitch conditions will not be adequate to facilitate the AIL game Shannon v Blackrock this Saturday," read the statement.

"The game has now been switched to Coonagh with the usual 2.30 kick off."

Irish Independent