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Joe Schmidt releases Peter O'Mahony and three other players for Munster duty

John Ryan, Billy Holland and Jack O’Donoghue have also been made available to Rassie Erasmus.

O'Mahony and O'Donoghue are among the players released.
O'Mahony and O'Donoghue are among the players released.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

MUNSTER HAVE RECEIVED a boost ahead of their Guinness Pro12 meeting with Treviso this Saturday with the news Peter O’Mahony is available for selection.

The flanker was one of four Munster players released from Joe Schmidt’s squad for Saturday’s final November Test against Australia.

John Ryan, Billy Holland and Jack O’Donoghue will also be at Rassie Erasmus’ disposal for the visit of the Italian side after being deemed surplus to requirements by Schmidt.

All four reported for duty in Limerick this afternoon as the southern province prepare to return to Pro12 action after a two-week break.

O’Mahony was part of Schmidt’s extended panel for the Autumn series but was omitted from the travelling party to Chicago before making his international comeback following injury against Canada at the Aviva Stadium.

Dave Kilcoyne, Darren Sweetnam and the returning duo of Jean Kleyn (ankle) and Dave Foley (elbow and calf) were all part of the squad that trained at University Limerick earlier.

Steve Crosbie The Munster squad are put through their paces. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

James Cronin, Dave O’Callaghan, Fracis Saili, Mike Sherry and Cathal Sheridan are among the long-term absentees.

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