Munster rocked by double injury blow ahead of Northampton clash

Double blow.

Two enforced changes have been made to the Munster starting XV for Sunday’s Investec Champions Cup Round of 16 clash away to Northampton Saints.

Shane Daly picked up a knock at training yesterday and has been ruled out with Seán O’Brien coming into the side on the right wing as Simon Zebo moves to the left wing.

Academy winger Shay McCarthy joins the squad as a replacement.

RG Snyman has been ruled out by the medical team due to illness. Tom Ahern comes into the starting XV to partner captain Tadhg Beirne in the second row.

Jack O’Donoghue joins the squad as a replacement.

See the updated team below.

Munster: Mike Haley; Seán O’Brien, Antoine Frisch, Alex Nankivell, Simon Zebo; Jack Crowley, Craig Casey; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Tom Ahern, Tadhg Beirne (C); Peter O’Mahony, John Hodnett, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Eoghan Clarke, Josh Wycherley, Mark Donnelly, Jack O’Donoghue, Alex Kendellen, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery, Shay McCarthy.

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