Peter O'Mahony and Danny Barnes in action against Connacht.
Eileesh Buckley (MSC).
© Eileesh Buckley (MSC).
Munster and Nottingham will tonight look to their emerging talent to maintain their push for British & Irish Cup honours when the sides meet in round 3 at the Regional Sports Centre in Waterford (7pm)
Munster coaches Anthony Foley
and Ian Costello
field a side largely comprised of Academy and sub Academy players for a game that will go a long in deciding the winner of this Pool B
And likewise, Nottingham
coach Glenn Delaney
has named a young side for this fixture, due to a heavy league schedule.
Both sides are unbeaten after two games with Munster one point ahead thanks to that bonus point win in Coventry and if anything Nottingham have the easier run in with games remaining against Bristol and Coventry while Munster's next outing is against Neath at The Gnoll.
leads Munster tonight as he did so impressively against Connacht last week and the return of Ian Nagle
and the presence of the likes of Danny Riordan, Ciaran O'Boyle, Danny Barnes
and Stepehen Archer
will complement the burgeoning talent that Foley and Costello has assembled.
The visitors have nineteen year old, dual-registered Matt Everard,
in their starting line-up after sitting on the bench against Bristol on Sunday while Dave Marshall
comes in at fly half.
Greig Tonks moves to inside centre for the match up and Dan Hemingway
returns to a pack that has an experienced front row in hooker Greg Sammons
and tight-head prop Ben Buxton
who both played with Leicester Tigers and loose-head Peter Cook
who spent time with Harlequins.
Danny Riordan (UL Bohs); Ciaran O'Boyle (Garryowen), Danny Barnes (Dolphin), Eric Moloney (Dolphin), Sean Scanlon (UCC); Declan Cusack (Thomond), Conor Murray (Garryowen); Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohs), Mike Sherry (Garryowen), Stephen Archer (Cork Con); Ian Nagle (Cork Con), Dave Foley (UL Bohs); Ed Kelly (UL Bohs), Barry O'Mahony (Dolphin), Peter O'Mahony (Cork Con) capt Replacements:
Ger Slattery (Young Munster), Pa O'Regan (UL Bohs), Sean Duggan (Shannon), Neville Melbourne (Clonmel), Paul Rowley (UL Bohs), Andrew Burke (UCC), Barry Murphy (UL Bohs).
Andy Savage; Jack Cobden, Tim Streather, Greig Tonks, Donald Blake; Dave Marshall, Dan White; Peter Cook, Greg Sammons, Ben Buxton; Ian Nimmo, Nic Carter; Jonny Baird, Matt Everard, Dan Hemingway.
Neil Fowkes, Tom Youngs, Petrus Du Plessis, Nic Rouse, Phil Eggleshaw, Will Nelson, Jamie Barnard.