Carbery Starts As Munster Team Named For PRO14 Final Showdown With Rivals Leinster
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Clash of the titans.
Munster head coach Johann van Graan has named his team to take on rivals Leinster in the Guinness PRO14 final this weekend.
Mike Haley starts at fullback with Andrew Conway and Keith Earls completing the back three. Damian de Allende and Chris Farrell form the centre partnership as Conor Murray and Joey Carbery start in the half-backs together for the first time this season.
James Cronin, Niall Scannell and John Ryan pack down in the front row with Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne starting in the engine room.
Gavin Coombes, captain Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander complete the starting XV. Dave Kilcoyne has completed the return to play protocols and is named among the replacements.
Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; James Cronin, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Gavin Coombes, Peter O’Mahony (C), CJ Stander.
Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, Craig Casey, JJ Hanrahan, Rory Scannell.