Munster Team Named For Historic Cheetahs Clash At Thomond Park

Rassie Erasmus has named his team for tomorrow’s historic clash with the Cheetahs at Thomond Park.

The Munster boss has made just one change from the side that defeated Treviso in round one. That change sees Ian Keatley come in for Tyler Bleyendaal at outhalf with second row Billy Holland taking charge as captain this weekend.

Erasmus however, has named a strong bench that includes no less than five returning internationals with Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, John Ryan, Rory Scannell and Simon Zebo all likely to see their first action of the new season.

Fullback Andrew Conway will make his 100th Guinness PRO14 appearance, as will Dave Kilcoyne should he appear off the bench.

Munster: Andrew Conway, Darren Sweetnam, Chris Farrell, Jaco Taute, Alex Wootton; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; Liam O’Connor, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland – capt.; Sean O’Connor, Tommy O’Donnell, Jack O’Donoghue.

Replacements: Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, John Ryan, Fineen Wycherley, Robin Copeland, James Hart, Rory Scannell, Simon Zebo.

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