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Andrew Conway back in training ahead of Toulouse clash

Andrew Conway

Andrew Conway is back in training and could play for Munster this weekend in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse.

Conway hasn’t played since Ireland’s Six Nations triumph against England in March after suffering a knee injury which has ruled him out of several crucial Munster matches.

Munster have done very well in recent times without Conway, although should the talented winger be back up to full fitness, it will be a major boost for the southern province.

The 30-year-old is back in training this week, although his availability for the game against Toulouse this Saturday won’t be determined until later in the week.

Several key players remain sidelined.

Munster flanker John Hodnett is beginning a period of rehabilitation after suffering a knee injury in the recent win against Ulster, following a consolation with a specialist.

There are no new injury concerns following Munster’s win against Cardiff at the weekend, although several big-name stars remain sidelined from previous injuries.

There is no new update on Chris Cloete, who suffered a head and neck injury in the game against Ulster, while Jack O’Sullivan, Gavin Coombes, Dave Kilcoyne, Tadhg Beirne, James French and RG Snyman all remain unavailable.

While those injury absentees will hamper Munster’s chances of beating Toulouse, the province are in good form and will be buoyed on by a big partisan crowd at the Aviva Stadium.

Toulouse are the reigning European and French champions, although their form has been shaky this season and they have lost three of their last six matches in all competitions.

Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final kicks off at 3pm Irish time at the Aviva Stadium.

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