The Munster Under 21s open their interprovincial campaign with a game against Connacht in Musgrave Park on Saturday Sept 7th.(kick-off 1pm ). The Munster squad had a useful two match English tour in preparation for the series which saw them lose narrowly to London Irish and win emphatically in Bath. The side will be led by UCC s Stephen Keogh who played both the recent English games as number 8 but on Saturday moves into the second row to partner Young Munster s Shane O Neill. Injuries to Denis Fogarty and Shane O Neill have cleared to allow them take their place in the squad against the defending champions.
Munster (U21) Starting Line-up to Face Connacht:
Eugene McGovern, Rory O'Connor, Joey Dannaher, Stephen Keogh, Shane O'Neill, Garrett Noonan, Eoin Nihill, Brendan O'Connor, Fiach O'Loughlin, Tomas O'Leary, Alistair Crowley, Keith Mattews, Danny Murphy, Colin Murphy, Richard Lane.
Replacemets: Vincent Soden, Fergus Gately, Dennis Fogarty, Frank Cogan, John McCarthy, Kevin O'Mahony, Cathal Garvey, Peter O'Brien.
Munster v Connacht (U21)
Kick-off: Saturday (07/09) 13:00 (GMT) Venue: Musgrave Park, Cork, Ireland.