18 May, 12:24
The news today that Ronan O'Gara's long and distinguished playing time is over, brings to a close what was by any standards, a remarkable career.
Scott Deasy partners Stringer at half back while Luke O'Dea is at full back, local lad Danny Barnes at outside centre and two time try scorer in the Albion game, Corey Hircock on the wing.
All in all it's a pretty potent looking backline and there's no shortage of experience up front in the shape of second rowers Dave Foley and Ian Nagle and a particularly seasoned backrow of Dave O'Callaghan who came off the bench to replace Paul O'Connel in Paris, Barry O'Mahony and Tommy O'Donnell.
Munster: Luke O'Dea; Ronan O'Mahony, Danny Barnes, Cian Bohane, Corey Hircock; Scott Deasy, Peter Stringer; Alan Cotter, Sean Henry capt, John Ryan; Ian Nagle, Dave Foley; Dave O'Callaghan, Barry O'Mahony, Tommy O'Donnell. Replacements: Duncan Casey, Christy Condon, Brian Hayes, Shane Buckley, Cathal Sheridan, Johnny Holland, Ivan Dineen.
B&I Round 2: Munster v Aberavon RFC, Tralee RFC, Saturday October 20th, ko1pm.
There will be cash entry at the gate on Saturday with the following prices: Adults €10, Junior €3, Season and 10 Year Ticket Holders €5 (please show valid season ticket).
MRSC members free of charge (please show membership card).