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Peter O'Mahony

Peter O'Mahony

Huw Evans

Peter O'Mahony

Munster have not returned to training today, as the province are still awaiting results from the latest round of testing.

The province has been ground to a standstill since a senior player tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week, which meant that all training was cancelled with immediate effect.

Munster are due to take on Edinburgh at Thomond Park tomorrow, and the province has said that they expect to meet today for their captain's run.

As things stand, Munster have had just one training session this week, which took place on Monday, two days after their win over the Scarlets.

A short statement issued yesterday read: "Munster Rugby staff and players will not return to the HPC this afternoon as the province awaits the full results of yesterday's round of PCR testing.

"There will be a further update once the full results are received."

They will, however, have Peter O'Mahony available to them after he was cleared to play following his sending off last weekend.

O'Mahony was shown two yellow cards in the win over Scarlets, but following a judicial review, the back-row has been permitted to play.

A PRO14 statement read:

"The Judicial Officer found after referring to the methodology in the Disciplinary Rules and the application of mitigating and aggravating features, that the sending off was sufficient. The Player is available for selection on Saturday."