Munster A Named For B&I Cup In Bandon
12th January 2017 By Munster Rugby
Munster A Head Coach Peter Malone has named his side for tomorrow night’s British and Irish Cup game against Doncaster Knights at Bandon RFC, ko 7pm.
Malone makes six changes to the starting line-up that recorded a bonus-point win in last weekend’s rescheduled game against the same English Championship outfit.
Stephen Archer is introduced at tight-head with Brian Scott switching to the loose this week.
There’s a new-look second row with senior players John Madigan and Darren O’Shea named, while the academy’s Conor Oliver starts at openside with Bandon Grammar graduate Gavin Coombes moving to 8.
The two changes to the backline see academy player Stephen Fitzgerald start on the wing and Cian Bohane takes the place of the injured Sam Arnold in midfield. Bohane will also captain the side.
In the replacements Cork Con’s Alex McHenry and Young Munster’s Alan Tynan, who were both named in the December Ireland U20 panel, are included in their first British & Irish Cup squad.
Munster A: David Johsnton; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Cian Bohane Capt., Stephen Fitzgerald; Te Aihe Toma, John Poland; Brian Scott, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; John Madigan, Darren O’Shea; Dave O’Callaghan, Conor Oliver, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Vincent O’Brien, Liam O’Connor, Rory Burke, Fineen Wycherley, John Foley, Alex McHenry, Alan Tynan.
Tickets will be available from Bandon RFC at 5.30pm. Ticket Prices: Family Pack €;20 (2 adults & 2 junior); Adult €;10; Junior €;3.
Free entry for MRSC and Ten Year ticket holders on production of their season tickets/cards.
Dunmanway local and Bandon Grammar graduate Darren Sweetnam will be attending the game, with the Munster player available in the clubhouse beforehand to meet supporters and sign autographs.
Bandon RFC minis will play at half-time.
Travel & Parking Information
Roadworks – Please allow extra time for your journey as there are delays entering Bandon southbound on the N71 with roadworks taking place just outside the town.
Bandon Rugby Club is located at Old Chapel, just off the N71 on the west side of the town. Supporter parking will be available at the following locations: Galvin Motors, Tile Haven and The Ash Tree.
Stewards will be on site to assist supporters.