07 Mar 14
Munster A just edged out Connacht Eagles 32-26 in an eight-try thriller at Dooradoyle this afternoon.
The absence in the A side of Paddy Butler, Peter Stringer, Danny Barnes and JJ Hanrahan suggests that they're also required for Saturday duty.
With Butler, who led the side against Ulster, required by the senior squad, try scorer in Deramore Park, Cathal Sheridan is handed the captain's armband.
Included in the side are academy and development contracted players and the following club representatives, James Murphy and Richie Mullane (Shannon RFC), Neil Cronin (Garryowen FC) and Sean Rennison (UL Bohs).
Munster A: Johnny Holland; Ronan O'Mahony, Corey Hircock, Cian Bohane, Darren Moroney; Scott Deasy, Cathal Sheridan capt, David Kilcoyne, Sean Henry, John Ryan; Philip Donnellan, Cathal O'Flaherty; Brian Hayes, Barry O'Mahony, Shane Buckley. Replacements: Duncan Casey, James Cronin, Christy Condon, James Murphy, Sean Rennison, Neil Cronin, Richie Mullane, AN Other.