Two players have been confirmed as injury worries ahead of Munster’s Pro-12 clash with Cardiff Blues in Cork on Friday.
Stephen Archer will be monitored my medial staff for the next two to three weeks after he underwent a scan last week for a neck injury.
There’s better news for Alex Wotton (hyperextension of knee) and David Johnston (ankle), both of whom took a full part in training at the University of Limerick today.
Peter O’Mahony (knee), Sammy Arnold (knee), Mark Chisholm (concussion), Sean McCarthy (knee), Francis Saili (shoulder) and Mike Sherry (back) all continue to follow their respective rehab programmes.
Meanwhile, following the return of internationals Dave Kilcoyne and Donnacha Ryan against Scarlets, Erasmus confirmed that CJ Stander is the next international in line for a return to provincial action. The number 8 will be available for selection this weekend.
Erasmus will name his side to face Cardiff Blues at midday on Thursday.
Munster will hosts the Welsh side at Irish Independent Park this coming Friday night at 7.35pm.
Meanwhile, today saw the Munster squad train in the new High Performance Centre at UL for the first time.
Located adjacent to the existing UL Arena, the €9.5m centre is now complete and incorporates cutting edge training facilities including weight rooms, medical and physiotherapy treatment rooms, offices, audio visual suites, meeting rooms and a lecture theatre.
The centre also houses the Greencore Munster Academy and North Munster Domestic Game operations. Munster Rugby administration and South Munster Domestic Game operations continue to be based in Cork.