Celtic League – Munster in Glasgow
16th September 2005 By Munster Rugby
Barry Murphy will be winning his fourth Celtic League cap tonight when he lines out with Munster in Hughenden while scrum half Frank started off this season with just 12 Celtic caps to his credit
Barry Murphy will be winning his fourth Celtic League cap tonight when he lines out with Munster in Hughenden while scrum half Frank (no relation) started off this season with just 12 Celtic caps to his credit.
Rob Henderson returns to the starting XV and will wear the number 13 jersey with the last person to wear that particular shirt, Denis Leamy, moving back into the forwards but this time around set to occupy the number 8 berth.
Munster coach Declan Kidney keeps faith with the front five who did so well against the Ospreys last Saturday in Musgarve Park which means that Donncha O’Callaghan has to be content with a place on the bench.
Sitting alongside him will be his fellow Lion Ronan O’Gara which is surprising insofar as it had been stated all along by national management that these players would not be available until Celtic League week four (v Llanelli Scarlets) with presumably their preparation geared more towards that weekend than this.
Meanwhile, Warriors Head Coach Hugh Campbell said: Last week s result was extremely frustrating, especially given the way the team played. We performed well but we just didn t manage to finish off our chances when it counted. Tomorrow s game will be a fantastic challenge for us. Munster will be very difficult competitors coming off the back of a notable win against The Ospreys, last year s Celtic League winners.
Munster: S Payne; B Murphy, R Henderson, T Halstead, A Horgan; P Burke, F Murphy; M Horan, F Sheahan, F Pucciariello; T Hogan, M O’Driscoll; A Quinlan, D Wallace, D Leamy
F Roche, J Flannery, D O’Callaghan, A Foley, M Prendergast, R O’Gara, J Kelly
Edinburgh Warriors: Calvin Howarth; Rory Lamont, Andy Craig, Scott Barrow, Mike Roberts; Dan Parks capt., Sam Pinder; Euan Murray, Scott Lawson, Lee Harrison; Tim Barker, Craig Hamilton; Steve Swindall, Andrew Wilson, Paul Dearlove.