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Murray Returns To Edinburgh Side

3rd May 2007 By Munster Rugby

Murray Returns To Edinburgh Side

Scott Murray returns to face Munster (Murrayfield 7.30) and will captain Edinburgh for their final home match of the season. The Scotland and British Lion lock missed last week’s match against Llanelli Scarlets due to a wrist injury. He replaces Fergus Pringle who moves to the bench.

Elsewhere, Alan MacDonald returns to the starting line up in place of Dave Callam who is injured. Ben Cairns switches to outside centre for Marcus Di Rollo who has a pelvic injury, meaning Lucio Lopez Fleming starts at full back.
“The last home game is always important, to put in performance for the supporters to show what it means to the players to be at home.” said Edinburgh coach Lynn Howells.  “Given our earlier victory at Thomond Park, Munster will want to put the record straight and I’ve no doubt Declan Kidney will remind them about that as you don’t want two results going against you in a season.

“They will play the same way as they always play.  It’ll be physical and they’ll intimidate us, and they also have Ronan O’Gara who can put points on the board from anywhere so it will be tough.”
Edinburgh:  Lucio Lopez Fleming; Rob Dewey, Ben Cairns, Matt Dey, Simon Webster; Phil Godman, Greig Laidlaw; Allan Jacobsen,      Andrew Kelly, Geoff Cross; Alasdair Strokosch, Scott Murray captain; Simon Taylor,  Alan MacDonald, Allister Hogg. Replacements: Dougie Hall, Alasdair Dickinson, Fergus Pringle, Ross Rennie, Simon Cross, John Senio, Duncan Hodge.

Munster: Brian Carney; Anthony Horgan, Barry Murphy, Lifeimi Mafi, Ian Dowling; Ronan O’Gara, Tomas O’Leary; Federico Pucciariello, Frank Sheahan, Tony Buckley; Mick O’Driscoll, Paul O’Connell capt; Alan Quinlan, John O’Sullivan, Anthony Foley. Replacements: Denis Fogarty, Frank Roche, David Wallace, Denis Leamy, Brian O’Meara, Jeremy Manning, Mossy Lawlor.


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