Munster Team Named For PRO14 Return Against Zebre

Back in action.

Head coach Johann van Graan has named his Munster team for tomorrow night’s PRO14 return against Zebre at Thomond Park.

CJ Stander captains the side on his return from international duty with Jack O’Donoghue making his first start since recovering from a serious knee injury. There are seven changes to the side that faced Scarlets three weeks ago.

Alex Wootton, JJ Hanrahan, Stephen Archer, Darren O’Shea, O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete and Stander all come into the starting XV.

Tyler Bleyendaal is among the replacements and is in line to make his 50th appearance for the province. Internationals Niall Scannell, John Ryan and Chris Farrell are also included in the matchday 23.

Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Alex Wootton; JJ Hanrahan, Alby Mathewson; Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Darren O’Shea; Jack O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete, CJ Stander (C).

Replacements: Niall Scannell, Liam O’Connor, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn, Arno Botha, Duncan Williams, Tyler Bleyendaal, Chris Farrell.