News article – Style D 646
12th September 2002 By Munster Rugby
The Munster Under 21 selectors have made wholesale changes to the side for Friday’s clash with Leinster in Donnybrook, following their disappointing outing against Connacht last weekend.
The Munster Under 21 selectors have made wholesale changes to the side for Friday s clash with Leinster in Donnybrook, following their disappointing outing against Connacht last weekend.
Peter O Brien (UCC) is named at full-back with his clubmate Richard Lane moving to the wing and Keith Matthews reverting to the centre at the expense of Colin Murphy (Sunday s Well). With Tomas O Leary not considered because of injury, Barry Keeshan steps in to partner Fiach O Loughlin at half back.
Keith Mathews started in the centre last week aswell. Colin Murphy is injured resulting in Richard Lane moving to wing and Peter O’Brien coming in at full back. There is a new second row partnership of Ryan Hartigan and John McCarthy.Vincent Soden is selected at prop at the expense of Jody Danagher who reverts to the subs.Stephen Keogh moves from second row to No.6 with Garret Noonan moving to the subs.
Munster U21 Selection for game v Leinster (Donnybrook Friday 5.30pm).
P O Brien; A Cowley, B Murphy, K Matthews, R Lane; B Keeshan, F O Loughlin; V Soden, D Fogarty, E McGovern; R Hartigan, P McCarthy; S Keogh capt, E Nihill, B O Connor. Replacements. C Garvey, F Gately, J Danagher, R O Connor, G Noonan, K O Mahony, F Cogan.
MUNSTER Junior XV Squad for game v Connacht Sligo RFC, Sat, 14th Sept. 3.30pm.
Backs – Liam Delaney (Nenagh Ormond), D.J. O’Leary (Muskerry), Willie Schubert (Ballincollig), John Keehan (Nenagh Ormond) Robbie Doyle (Old Christians), Noel Dunne (Cobh Pirates) Captain Paddy Murphy (Crosshaven), Colm MacCoitir (Cobh Pirates), Paul Cotter (Kanturk).
Forwards – Stephen Ryan (St. Senan’s), Merle O’Connell (Crosshaven), Ian Dunne (Cobh Pirates0, Brian McMahon (Bruff), Pat O’Donoghue (Cashel), Toss Stapleton (Thurles), Donagh Murphy (Crosshaven) Gearoid Ryan (Bruff), David Lee (St. Senan’s), Cathal O’Regan (Bruff) Colm Hurley (Bandon), John Staunton (Nenag