Erasmus Reveals Some Of His Selection Choices For Munster’s Champions Cup Opener

Selection headache.

Rassie Erasmus has some big decisions to make this weekend for Munster’s Champions Cup opener with Castres in France. The South African has a bit of a dilemma on his hands at outhalf particularly.

Against Leinster he decided to trial a new combination with Tyler Bleyendaal at 12 and Ian Keatley pulling the strings inside him. He also played JJ Hanrahan at 15, before switching him to 10 in the second-half.

This weekend however, we won’t see Bleyendaal back at 12, with Erasmus revealing a few selection choices.

“Our centres will be Rory (Scannell) and Chris (Farrell), definitely for this game and Earlsy will definitely be at 11,” Erasmuss said today.

In terms of his biggest headache, which is at ten, Erasmus has hinted that Bleyendaal will not feature after a poor run of form for the New Zealander.

“We know what Tyler can do so maybe give one of them (JJ Hanrahan or Ian Keatley) an A side game and keep the other one on the bench. We’ll try and make the right decision there, but it’s nice to see JJ going the way he is going.”

In injury news, Jean Kleyn is on track to be fit as is Simon Zebo.

“Jean Kleyn was positive. I must say it’s a 70% chance. If he gets through a full week he’ll be good to go. There is doubt still, but I think he’ll be good to go.”


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