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Cullen In For Payne

19th February 2005 By Munster Rugby

Cullen In For Payne

Christian Cullen will fill the number 15 berth for Munster in Sunday’s Celtic League clash with Galsgow at Thomond Park (5pm), replacing original choice Shaun Payne

Christian Cullen will fill the number 15 berth for Munster in Sunday’s Celtic League clash with Galsgow at Thomond Park (5pm), replacing original choice Shaun Payne

Christian Cullen will fill the number 15 berth for Munster in Sunday’s Celtic League clash with Galsgow at Thomond Park (5pm), replacing original choice Shaun Payne.

It had been Alan Gaffney’s intention to rest Cullen, but a family illness disrupted Payne’s preparation and Cullen takes over at 5. Happily, the illness has proved to be not as serious as first thought.

Meanwhile, Scott Lawson will reach a notable milestone in his rugby life when the 23-year-old hooker plays his fiftieth game for the professional team.

Munster: Christian Cullen; John Kelly, James Storey, Jason Holland, Anthony Horgan; Paul Burke, Eoin Reddan; Marcus Horan, Frank Sheahan, Gordon McIlwham; Trevor Hogan, Donncha O Callaghan; Alan Quinlan, Denis Leamy, David Wallace. Replacements: Eugene McGovern, Jerry Flannery, Tom Bowman, Jim Williams, Mike Prendergast, Rob Henderson, Paul Devlin.

Glasgow: Colin Shaw; Rory Lamont, Graeme Morrison, Scott Barrow, Kenny Logan; Calvin Howarth, Graeme Beveridge; Kevin Tkachuk, Scott Lawson, Andrew Kelly; Joe Beardshaw, Dan Turner; Steve Swindall, Cammy Mather (capt) Paul Dearlove. Replacements: Fergus Thomson, Ben Prescott, Andrew Hall, John Barclay, Alasdhair McFarlane, Andrew Henderson, Gareth Maclure.

Referee – Jonathan Kaplan.

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