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Cork homecoming for Donncha O'Callaghan as Munster announce pre-season fixtures

Rassie Erasmus looks set to take charge of the province for the first time on 19 August.

Worcester Warriors lock Donncha O'Callaghan.
Worcester Warriors lock Donncha O'Callaghan.
Image: David Davies

MUNSTER HAVE ANNOUNCED two pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, one of which will see the province’s most-capped player line up against them.

Donncha O’Callaghan will be in the opposite corner at Musgrave Park in Cork on 26 August when Munster take on Worcester Warriors.

O’Callaghan joined Worcester last summer and played 23 times for the English club this season, at the end of which they finished 10th in the Aviva Premiership.

Munster, who have faced London Irish in pre-season in each of the past five years, have also scheduled another game for 19 August.

That looks set to be the first game in charge for Rassie Erasmus, Munster’s new director of rugby, but details of that fixture will be confirmed “in the coming weeks”, according to the province.

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