Munster and Leinster unleash Irish internationals for Round 5 of the URC
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Back in business.
The Irish provinces are set to unleash their Ireland internationals this weekend with a huge number of them back in action for Round 5 of the United Rugby Championship.
Munster have recalled captain Peter O’Mahony to their starting line-up alongside Tadhg Beirne with Conor Murray set to start on the bench for their game against the Stormers at Thomond Park.
Jack Crowley and Craig Casey continue at halfback.
Munster: Shane Daly, Calvin Nash, Antoine Frisch, Alex Nankivell, Shay McCarthy; Jack Crowley, Craig Casey; Jeremy Loughman, Scott Buckley, John Ryan; Edwin Edogbo, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony (C), John Hodnett, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Chris Moore, Josh Wycherley, Stephen Archer, Tom Ahern, Jack O’Donoghue, Conor Murray, Rory Scannell, Alex Kendellen.
Leinster, meanwhile, have gone all out assault for their game against the Scarlets at the RDS with Hugo Keenan, Garry Ringrose, Jimmy O’Brien, Jamison Gibson-Park, Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher, James Ryan, Josh van der Flier and Caelan Doris all starting.
Tadhg Furlong has been named on the bench alongside Dan Sheehan who captained the eastern province in their win over the Dragons last week.
Leinster: Hugo Keenan, Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, CO-CAPTAIN Jamie Osborne, Jimmy O’Brien, Sam Prendergast, Jamison Gibson-Park, Andrew Porter, Rónan Kelleher, Thomas Clarkson, Joe McCarthy, James Ryan CO-CAPTAIN, Max Deegan, Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris (68)
Replacements: Dan Sheehan, Jack Boyle, Tadhg Furlong, Ross Molony, Scott Penny, Fintan Gunne, Ross Byrne, Ciarán Frawley