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Munster A Team Named For Ospreys Clash

18th January 2018 By The Editor

Munster A Team Named For Ospreys Clash

Ronan O'Mahony makes his first start of the season

The Munster A team that will face Ospreys Premiership Select at Irish Independent Park tomorrow night has been named by Head Coach Peter Malone (7.45pm).

Entry to the clash is free for all 10yr/Season Ticket holders and MRSC members on production of membership cards or tickets books. Tickets can also be purchased here.

A win will see current holders Munster A secure a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

There is just one change to the side that won 17-12 in Nottingham last weekend (see highlights below) as Ronan O’Mahony comes in at full-back for his first start since returning from a fractured fibula injury.

Fellow long-term injury absentees Dave O’Callaghan and Dan Goggin are both named among the replacements and are in line for a return to action.

Calvin Nash, who signed a development contract last week, and Stephen Fitzgerald line up on the wings.

Captain Dave Johnston moves from full-back to start alongside Shane Daly in the centres with the half-back pairing of James Hart and Bill Johnston unchanged.

There are no changes in the pack as Mike Sherry starts at hooker with Jeremy Loughman and Brian Scott on either side of the front row.

Fineen Wycherley, who also signed a development contract last week, is partnered by Gerbrandt Grobler in the second row.

The back row trio of Sean O’Connor, Conor Oliver and Gavin Coombes maintain their places.

Duncan Casey and Ciaran Parker provide the front row cover as Sean McCarthy and O’Callaghan provide further forward cover.

John Poland, Conor Fitzgerald and Goggin complete the replacements.

Munster A: Ronan O’Mahony; Calvin Nash, Shane Daly, Dave Johnston (C), Stephen Fitzgerald; Bill Johnston, James Hart; Jeremy Loughman, Mike Sherry, Brian Scott; Fineen Wycherley, Gerbrandt Grobler; Sean O’Connor, Conor Oliver, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Duncan Casey, Ciaran Parker, Sean McCarthy, Dave O’Callaghan, John Poland, Conor Fitzgerald, Dan Goggin.

Ospreys Premiership Select: Cai Evans; Joe Gatt, Joe Thomas, Callum Carson, Jay Baker; Luke Price (C), Matthew Aubrey; Rowan Jenkins, Luke Davies, Rhys Henry; Matthew Dodd, Kieran Martin; Josh Cole, Joe Tomalin-Reeves, Morgan Morris.

Replacements: Dewi Lake, Hugh Gustafson, Mitchell Walsh, James Ratti, Jack Pope, Harri Morgan, Andrew Claypole.

Entry to the clash is free for all 10yr/Season Ticket holders and MRSC members on production of membership cards or tickets books.

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