Munster Team Named For Crucial Champions Cup Clash With Exeter Chiefs

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Head coach Johann van Graan has named his Munster team for this weekend’s crucial Champions Cup clash with Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park, making just one change to the side that beat Gloucester.

Tighthead prop John Ryan replaces Stephen Archer with captain Peter O’Mahony named in the starting XV after recovering from a rib injury picked up at Kingsholm.

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Conor Murray makes his 50th Champions Cup appearance just over seven years on from making his competition debut against Northampton Saints in the famous 23-21 victory at Thomond Park in November 2011.

The match is completely sold-out with additional seating installed at both ends of the ground to boost the capacity of Thomond Park to 26,267.

 

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), Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, Tyler Bleyendaal, Dan Goggin.