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Munster A Named For B&I Cup In Ennis

16th December 2016 By Munster Rugby

Captain Dave Foley claims the lineout ball

Captain Dave Foley claims the lineout ball Captain Dave Foley claims the lineout ball

Head Coach Peter Malone makes five changes to his Munster A side for the return fixture against Rotherham Titans this Sunday at Ennis RFC (2pm).

With James Cronin called up to the Champions Cup squad, Peter McCabe starts joining Vincent O’Brien and Brian Scott in the front row.

After making the step up last week with injury to Sean O’Connor in the opening minutes, Cork Con’s Evan Mintern starts at blindside while Greencore Academy player Gavin Coombes comes in on the opposite flank, with Robin Copeland continuing at 8.

An injury enforced change at 10, after Bill Johnston picked up an ankle knock, sees Steve Crosbie join Te Aihe Toma in the halfbacks.

In a new centre partnership, Dan Goggin joins Sam Arnold with David Johnston switching to fullback.

Included in the replacements are Kevin O’Byrne and Dave O’Callaghan returning from respective elbow and shoulder injuries.

Munster A: David Johnston; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Sam Arnold, Greg O’Shea; Steve Crosbie, Te Aihe Toma; Peter McCabe, Vincent O’Brien, Brian Scott; Dave Foley Capt., Darren O’Shea, Evan Mintern, Gavin Coombes, Robin Copeland.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Rory Burke, John Madigan, Dave O’Callaghan, John Poland, Cian Bohane, Steven McMcahon.

British & Irish Cup Round 4: Munster A v Rotherham Titans, Sunday December 18th, Ennis RFC, 2pm.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the gate.

Entry is free for all MRSC and 10 Year ticket holders on production of membership cards or season tickets.

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