James Coughlan in action against La Rochelle returns to the Munster squad for London Irish
James Coughlan in action against La Rochelle returns to the Munster squad for London Irish
Munster Name Their Side To Face London Irish
8 August 2012, 1:33 pm
By The Editor
Rob Penney makes five changes to his starting XV for Munster's final pre-season game against London Irish this Friday while A team Head Coach Ian Costello names his side for a pre-season friendly against Connacht A on Thursday.
Johne Murphy is named in the backline in place of Luke O'Dea while Wian du Preez, BJ Botha, Dave O'Callaghan and James Coughlan all start in the pack with Stephen Archer, Tommy O'Donnell, Paddy Butler and Luke O'Dea named on an extended bench.

Dave Kilcoyne joins the Munster A's where Ian Costello has named a side that includes a mixture of senior, academy and club players to take on Connacht A in a pre-season game at the Sportsground on Thursday, ko 3pm.

Luke O'Dea, Sean Scanlon and Philip Donnellan will get some game time starting out against Connacht A and have also been named on the bench for Friday night's game against London Irish, ko 7pm.

Munster: D Hurley; D Howlett capt, C Laulala, J Downey, J Murphy; I Keatley, D Williams; W du Preez, D Varley, BJ Botha; D Foley, B Holland; D O'Callaghan, S Dougall, J Coughlan.

Replacements: M Horan, S Henry, S Archer, P Donnellan, T O'Donnell, P Butler, P Stringer, S Deasy, S Scanlon, L O'Dea.

Tickets are available for Munster v London Irish online here, from the Munster Rugby ticket offices, the Cork Munster Rugby Store (Maylor St.), and by phone on 061-421103 and 021-4315767

Munster A: L O'Dea; R O'Mahony, I Dineen, S Scanlon, D Barnes; JJ Hanrahan, G Hurley (Cork Con); D Kilcoyne, D Casey, J Ryan; P Donnellan, D O'Shea (Dolphin); S Buckley, B O'Mahony, S Rennison (UL Bohs).

Replacements: J Cronin, G Slattery (Young Munster), C Condon, E Kelly (UL Bohs), J Ryan (Cork Con), J Murphy (Shannon), N Cronin (Garryowen), J Holland, C Hircock, C Bohane, R Mullane (Shannon).

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