Munster A Team Named For Ulster Clash
14th March 2018 By The Editor
The Munster A team to face Ulster A in Banbridge at 3pm tomorrow has been named by Head Coach Peter Malone.
The game will now be played at Banbridge Academy having initially been scheduled for Banbridge RFC.
The clash gives Munster A the chance to prepare for the eagerly anticipated British and Irish Cup quarter-final against Leinster A at Donnybrook in just over two weeks.
There are six senior players in the starting XV with nine Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players and a number of promising young club players in the squad.
Senior player Dave Johnston captains the side at outside centre with Stephen Fitzgerald at full-back and Ronan O’Mahony on the left wing.
The senior representation is completed by the front row of Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall and Ciaran Parker.
Academy man Calvin Nash starts on the right wing with Alex McHenry in midfield, Alan Tynan at out-half, Sean O’Connor in the second row and Gavin Coombes at no.8.
UCC’s John Poland starts at scrum-half with Cork Constitution’s Sean Duffy in the second row as Garryowen duo Mikey Wilson and Jack Daly take their places in the back-row.
Academy players Joey Conway, Rob O’Donovan, Jack Power and Liam Coombes are among the replacements along with UCC trio Tadhg McCarthy, John Hodnett and Peter Sylvester and Dolphin’s Colin Sisk.
Munster A: Stephen Fitzgerald; Calvin Nash, Dave Johnston (C), Alex McHenry, Ronan O’Mahony; Alan Tynan, John Poland; Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, Ciaran Parker; Sean Duffy, Sean O’Connor; Mikey Wilson, Jack Daly, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Tadhg McCarthy, Joey Conway, Rob O’Donovan, John Hodnett, Colin Sisk, Peter Sylvester, Jack Power, Liam Coombes.
Next home game
Guinness PRO14: Munster v Scarlets, Thomond Park, Sat 24 March, 5.30pm; Tickets available online, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park, or by calling 061 421103. Tickets from just €7 (Student & Junior) with Family packs (two adults and two children) available for just €40.