11 Changes For Munster As Team Named For Quarter Final Clash With Edinburgh
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Back in action.
Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan has named his side for the province’s record 18th Champions Cup quarter-final against Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Peter O’Mahony returns to captain the side as one of 11 changes to the team that defeated Zebre in the Guinness PRO14 last weekend. Joey Carbery has recovered from a hamstring injury and returns to the backline along with Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Keith Earls and Conor Murray.
The six changes in the pack see Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and John Ryan pack down in the front row with locks Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne also returning alongside flanker O’Mahony.
Mike Haley starts at fullback with Conway and Earls on the wings. Rory Scannell is joined by Farrell in the centres with Murray and Carbery in the half-backs.
Jack O’Donoghue makes his first Champions Cup start of the season in the back row having made his full return from injury last week. CJ Stander completes the side at no.8.
Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.
Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, Tyler Bleyendaal, Dan Goggin.