Munster Name Team For PRO14 Semi-Final Clash With Leinster
Head coach Johann van Graan has named his Munster team for this weekend’s PRO14 semi-final showdown with provincial rivals Leinster at the RDS Arena in Dublin.
There are four changes to the side that defeated Benetton Rugby in the quarter-final two weeks ago as Keith Earls, Joey Carbery, John Ryan and Arno Botha come into the starting XV.
Mike Haley starts at full-back with Andrew Conway and Earls on either flank. Rory Scannell and Chris Farrell continue their centre partnership with Conor Murray and Carbery in the half-backs.
Dave Kilcoyne and Ryan pack down either side of Niall Scannell in the front row with Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne in the engine room. Captain Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander and Botha are named in the back row.
Replacement Jack O’Donoghue is set to make his 100th Munster appearance off the bench.
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), CJ Stander, Arno Botha.
Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, Alby Mathewson, JJ Hanrahan, Dan Goggin.