Strong Side For Clonmel
10th November 2011 By Munster Rugby
Munster have named a strong side that includes internationals Mick O’Driscoll and Peter Stringer for the British & Irish Cup clash with Cornish Pirates at Clonmel RFC tomorrow evening (7pm).
But besides that pair, coach Ian Costello is able to call on players such as Tommy O'Donnell, Stephen Archer, Scott Deasy, Tom Gleeson and skipper Billy Holland who have a wealth of RaboDirect PRO12 League experience to call on.
And Munster will need all that experience against a visiting side who are enjoying a rich vein of form right now. They haven't been beaten in five games since losing in Bedford in early October and are leading the Championship by a point over Bristol.
Last time out they beat the Andre Bester coached Rotherham Titans 30-13 and 15 of that match day squad will be on duty tomorrow night in Clonmel.
Munster: Luke O'Dea; Ronan O'Mahony, Tom Gleeson, JJ Hanrahan, Simon Zebo; Scott Deasy, Peter Stringer; Dave Kilcoyne, Sean Henry, Stephen Archer; Mick O'Driscoll, Ian Nagle; Billy Holland, Tommy O'Donnell, Paddy Butler. Replacements: Duncan Casey, John Ryan, Dave Foley, Brian O'Hara, Duncan Williams, Darren Moroney (UL Bohs), Corey Hircock.
Cornish Pirates: Matt Evans; Rhodri McAtee, Drew Locke, Sam Hill, David Doherty; Rob Cook, Tom Kessell; Ryan Storer, Dave Ward, Carl Rimmer; Laurie McGlone, Ian Nimmo; Chris Morgan, Charlie Walker-Blair, Kyle Marriott. Replacements: Tom Cowan-Dickie, Rob Elloway, Paul Andrew, Blair Cowan, Phil Burgess, Gavin cattle, Ryan Western.