Munster Team Named For Thomond Park Clash With Leicester Tigers


Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has named his Munster team for tomorrow’s clash with Leicester Tigers.

Erasmus makes 6 changes to the side that defeated Glasgow Warriors in PRO12 action last weekend for tomorrow’s return to Champions Cup action against Leicester Tigers in Thomond Park.

As part of two changes to the pack Donnacha Ryan and CJ Stander come into the second row and back row respectively, while four changes to the backline see Conor Murray and Tyler Bleyendaal take charge at half back with Keith Earls and Simon Zebo starting in the back three.


In making these changes, Erasmus keeps faith with the same starting XV that defeated Glasgow 38-17 in the Champions Cup back in October. Should they feature from the bench tomorrow, new arrivals this season Rhys Marshall, Thomas Du Toit and Jean Kleyn will all make their European debuts.

Munster XV: Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Donnacha Ryan, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony – capt., Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Thomas Du Toit, Stephen Archer, Jean Kleyn, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Andrew Conway

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