Munster’s Potential Starting XV For Next Season Looks Pretty Formidable
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One team that looks to somewhat benefit from the current season being indefinitely suspended due to the ongoing pandemic is Munster.
The two-time European champions have largely failed to impress this season, failing to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions Cup for the first time in many years, leaving them with just the PRO14 to compete for.
The Irish province brought in a new-look coaching team at the start of the season with Australia legend Stephen Larkham joining over the summer and former England and Lions coach Graham Rowntree arriving after the World Cup.
As with any team, a new coaching set-up needs time to implement their game plan so the break will do Munster the world of good, with the ticket no doubt still in constant contact with the squad ahead of rugby eventually resuming.
They were also hit hard this season with injury, losing Joey Carbery and Tadhg Beirne along with all of of their Irish players for the World Cup and Six Nations. Beirne and Carbery should be back when rugby resumes with Springbok duo Damian de Allende and RG Snyman arriving next season too.
And with all of that – Munster look set to have a pretty formidable starting team next season.
Potential Munster XV
15. Mike Haley/Matt Gallagher
14. Keith Earls
13. Chris Farrell
12. Damian de Allende
11. Andrew Conway
10. Joey Carbery
9. Conor Murray
1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Niall Scannell
3. John Ryan
4. RG Snyman
5. Jean Kleyn
6. Tadhg Beirne
7. Peter O’Mahony
8. CJ Stander