6 Dec, 11:35
Munster Head Coach Rob Penney has named a strong starting XV for the crunch Heineken Cup clash against Perpignan at Thomond Park on Sunday (ko 12:45pm).
Melrose haven't had a game since November 20th when they went down narrowly (20-18) away to Currie. Subsequent home games against Glasgow Hawks and Ayr were postponed because of snow.
It's been almost two months since Foley's side had their last outing, that the disappointing 15-13 defeat to Llanelli at the Waterford Regional Sports Centre. Danny Barnes sustained a nasty ankle injury that night but he returns to the squad for Saturday's game as does another injury victim Dave Foley while also included in the squad, that will be captained by Blly Holland, are players such as Tommy O'Donnell, Peter Borlase, Barry Murphy, Tom Gleeson and Scott Deasy, who have plenty of experience at senior level.
Foley is expected to finalise his side after training in Cork on Friday.
Munster: S Deasy, S Scanlon, D Barnes, B Murphy, T Smith, I Dineen, T Gleeson, C Sheridan, C Murray, D Cusack, Dave Ryan, S Archer, P Borlase, S Henry, D Casey, B Holland capt, D Ryan, D Foley, D O'Callaghan, K Essex, T O'Donnell, P Butler.