Cardiff boosted by return of Wales internationals for Munster trip

Wales wing Josh Adams scores a try
Josh Adams has won 59 caps for Wales [Getty Images]

Cardiff will be boosted by the return of several Wales internationals for their trip to Munster, says defence coach Gethin Jenkins.

Jenkins expects Josh Adams, Alex Mann, Corey Domachowski, Keiron Assiratti and Evan Lloyd all to be included after being rested last week.

However, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Teddy Williams and Max Clark will not be available for the trip due to injury.

And the Welsh region continue to be without scrum-half Tomos Williams.

"The boys coming back in are quality players," said Jenkins.

"We haven't had them for eight weeks so we've been building as a group.

"There are lots of players who have come into the side in the last four or five weeks who have really put their hands up and put in a shift.

"The challenge for those boys coming back from Wales is if they can blend straight back into our systems."

Cardiff have lost four straight games in the United Rugby Championship (URC) and have not lost five league games in a row since November 2015.

They have also never won a game against Munster at Thomond Park in Limerick.

The Irish side have only lost one home match in the URC this season - against league leaders Leinster - and are currently in fourth place.

Cardiff meanwhile are down in 12th with just three wins in the league all season, narrowly losing to Glasgow Warriors last time out.

"We've got some tough away fixtures, but this is another chance to go on the road and show some of the fight we did on weekend," added Jenkins.

"There's some really good attacking rugby coming against us so we have our hands full dealing with these teams.

"They'll have some players back from Ireland as well."