18 May, 12:24
The news today that Ronan O'Gara's long and distinguished playing time is over, brings to a close what was by any standards, a remarkable career.
Munster field a formidable front row of Marcus Horan, Damien Varley, BJ Botha, with young tyros Dave Foley and Ian Nagle behind them while Cork Con lock Philip Donnellan is listed among the replacements alongside Academy trio Dave Kilcoyne (hooker), Brian O'Hara (back-row) and JJ Hanrahan.
Meanwhile Mike Sherry's return to action since returning from New Zealand ended badly when he sprained his ankle playing for Garryowen last weekend, an injury that rules him out for the immediate future. He is expected to undergo further examination later this week to determine the full extent of the injury.
Munster A: S Scanlon; L O'Dea, W Chambers, T Gleeson, S Zebo; S Deasy, T O'Leary; M Horan, D Varley, BJ Botha; I Nagle, D Foley; D O'Callaghan, T O'Donnell, J Coughlan capt. Replacements: D Kilcoyne, D Fogarty, J Ryan, P Donnellan, B O'Hara, D Williams, d Cusack, JJ Hanrahan.