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Munster A Side Named For Nottingham

19th October 2017 By The Editor

Munster A Side Named For Nottingham

James Cronin makes a return to action with Munster A tomorrow night. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Munster A Head Coach Peter Malone makes seven changes for tomorrow night’s British and Irish Cup round 2 clash against Nottingham at Irish Independent Park – ko 7.45pm.

In the front row James Cronin returns from a knee injury to start at loosehead with hooker Mike Sherry one of four players promoted from the bench.

Successfully rehabbing his shoulder post-surgery, Darren O’Shea makes his first appearance of the season in the second row, while Cork Constitution’s Evan Mintern completes the changes in the pack after his good showing off the bench in Swansea.

Out half Bill Johnston and winger Liam Coombes are also promoted to the starting XV with Coombes’ academy colleague Jack Power set for his Munster A debut on the right wing.

In terms of positional changes, Brian Scott moves across to tighthead, captain David Johnston starts in the centre with Stephen Fitzgerald switching to fullback.

Named on the bench, academy outhalf Conor Fitzgerald, UCC’s John Hodnett and Young Munster’s Conor Hayes are all in line for B&I Cup debuts.

Munster A: Stephen Fitzgerald, Jack Power, David Johnston – capt., Sam Arnold, Liam Coombes; Bill Johnston, James Hart; James Cronin, Mike Sherry, Brian Scott; Darren O’Shea, Sean McCarthy; Sean O’Connor, Gavin Coombes, Evan Mintern.

Replacements: John Hodnett, Ciaran Parker, Fineen Wycherley, Ronan Coffey, John Poland, Conor Fitzgerald, Conor Hayes.

Munster A v Nottingham, British and Irish Cup round 2, Friday October 20th at Irish Independent Park – ko 7.45pm.

Tickets for this game can be purchased online at munsterrugby.ie or at the ground on the night from 6:45.

Ticket Prices

  • Adult – €10
  • Junior – €3
  • Family Pack – €20 (2 adults & 2 junior)

Please note, entry to this game is free for all 10yr/Season Ticket holders and MRSC members on production of membership cards or tickets books.

Please note:

  • No one will be able to enter the stadium with alcohol or glass and customers will be requested to remove the lids of any soft drink containers on entering the stadium.
  • Please do not enter the pitch area at any time and adhere to the stadium ground regulations found
  • There will be stewards and security on site to assist you with your enquiries on the day, and to ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely, so please respect their requests.
  • Parking is not available within the grounds of Irish Independent Park.

Weather in Cork

Windy with showers. Highs of 10 degrees.

Munster Rugby wish to thank you for your continued support.  


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