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In pictures: John ‘The Bull’ Hayes bids a fond farewell to Munster

One of Munster rugby’s finest servants took part in his final training session for the province this afternoon.

MUNSTER’S TEMPORARY TRAINING facility in Bruff, County Limerick was an emotional place to be today as veteran prop John Hayes togged off for what is expected to be his final session with the province.

After 14 years and 216 caps in the red of Munster, Hayes is set to take one final bow in Monday’s Rabodirect Pro12 clash against Connacht in Thomond Park.

And so hundreds of Munster fans, young and old, turned out at a special open practice this afternoon to bid a fond farewell to the man they call “The Bull”.

Here are some of the best pictures.

In pictures: John ‘The Bull’ Hayes bids a fond farewell to Munster
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  • "The Bull" Hayes bids a fond farewell to Munster

  • "The Bull" Hayes bids a fond farewell to Munster

  • "The Bull" Hayes bids a fond farewell to Munster

  • "The Bull" Hayes bids a fond farewell to Munster

  • "The Bull" Hayes bids a fond farewell to Munster

  • "The Bull" Hayes bids a fond farewell to Munster

  • "The Bull" Hayes bids a fond farewell to Munster

  • "The Bull" Hayes bids a fond farewell to Munster

All photos ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

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