Munster & Leinster Name Strong Teams For PRO14 Battle At Thomond Park
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Munster and Leinster have named their teams for this weekend’s hugely-anticipated inter-provincial battle at Thomond Park.
Both teams have gone with strong sides filled with internationals as Ireland head coach Andy Farrell gets set to name his Six Nations squad next week.
Peter O’Mahohy captains a Munster side that includes the likes of Keith Earls, CJ Stander, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Conor Murray, Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne.
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton meanwhile will skipper Leinster with head coach Leo Cullen including the likes of Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Cian Healy, James Ryan and Caelan Doris.
R9: Munster Rugby v Leinster Rugby – KO 19:35
Thomond Park, Limerick
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU, 61st competition game)
Assistant Referees: Sean Gallagher, Eoghan Cross (both IRFU)
TMO: Joy Neville (IRFU)
Live on eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 2, SuperSport, ESPN+ (USA), pro14.tv.
Deferred on TG4 Saturday 21:30
Munster: Mike Haley; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Gavin Coombes, Peter O’Mahony (CAPT), CJ Stander.
Replacements: Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Craig Casey, Ben Healy, Rory Scannell.
Leinster: Hugo Keenan, Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Jimmy O’Brien, Johnny Sexton (CAPT), Luke McGrath, Cian Healy, Seán Cronin, Andrew Porter, Scott Fardy, James Ryan, Rhys Ruddock, Will Connors, Caelan Doris.
Replacements: Rónan Kelleher, Ed Byrne, Tom Clarkson, Ross Molony, Jack Conan, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Josh van der Flier.