Munster Among Teams To Register Additional Players For Europe


Munster have added scrumhalf Neil Cronin to their Champions Cup squad for the pool stages, as the province gets set to take on Exeter Chiefs on Saturday in Sandy Park, before hosting Gloucester in Thomond Park next week.

Cronin takes the place of outhalf Bill Johnston, but is not expected to be fit in time for this weekend’s game as he continues to recover from a shoulder problem picked up against Glasgow last month.

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Glasgow meanwhile have added Petrus Du Plessis to their squad, having signed him today on a deal until the end of the season, while Scarlets have added Tom Price to their squad.

In the Challenge Cup – Connacht have added Australian David Horwitz to their squad, while Sale Sharks have added Thomas Bristow to their squad after England international Marland Yarde was ruled out for the season today.


Glasgow Warriors
Additional player: Petrus DU PLESSIS
Nationality: South African
Position: Prop
Deregistered: Zander Fagerson

Munster Rugby
Additional player: Neil CRONIN
Nationality: Irish
Position: Scrum half
Deregistered: Bill Johnston

Newcastle Falcons
Additional player: David WILSON
Nationality: English
Position: Prop
Deregistered: Jack Payn

Additional player: Tom PRICE
Nationality: English
Position: Second row
Deregistered: Aaron Shingler

Additional player: Clément CASTETS
Nationality: French
Position: Prop
Deregistered: Rodrigue Neti


Additional player: Lucas LEBRAUD
Nationality: French
Position: Centre
Deregistered: Florian Cazenave

Additional player: Mariano GALARZA
Nationality: Argentine
Position: Second row
Deregistered: Romain Lonca

Connacht Rugby
Additional player: David HORWITZ
Nationality: Australian
Position: Centre
Deregistered: Craig Ronaldson

Additional player: Morgan VACCHINO
Nationality: French
Position: Back row
Deregistered: Steeve Blanc-Mappaz

Additional player: Paul MARTY
Nationality: French
Position: Fly half
Deregistered: Seilala Lam

Sale Sharks
Additional player: Thomas BRISTOW
Nationality: England
Position: Prop
Deregistered: Marland Yarde

Notes on additional players.

Each club may select three Additional Players during the course of the pool stage, one of whom must be a front row player. The nominated Additional Player will replace a registered member of the club’s squad and no Heineken Champions Cup squad will exceed 41 players at any time during the pool stage.

The deregistered player may return to the squad at a later date during the pool stage and replace the Additional Player he was originally replaced by. Clubs must ensure that the Additional Player has not been nominated in a match squad of another club in the same tournament during the current season.

The Additional Player will be eligible to play in the next round of pool matches if his nomination is received by EPCR by noon GMT on the Tuesday before the match.

The player must have at least a three-month contract with the club.