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Team Announcement | Munster A v Scarlets A

4th October 2018 By The Editor

Bill Johnston captains Munster A on Friday night.

Bill Johnston captains Munster A on Friday night.

The Munster A side to face Scarlets A in the Celtic Cup at Irish Independent Park on Friday night has been named by Head Coach Peter Malone (7.30pm, free entry for MRSC members).

Eleven Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players are included in the squad with Bill Johnston captaining the side from out-half.

Munster A have won all four of their Celtic Cup games so far to lie second in Pool 1 behind Leinster on points difference with Scarlets A leading Pool 2.

Along with the Academy players, a mix of senior and club players are also included.

Stephen Fitzgerald starts at full-back with Calvin Nash and Liam Coombes on either flank. Matt More and Shane Daly provide the centre partnership with scrum-half Jack Stafford joining Johnston in the half-backs.

Young Munster man and Bantry native Josh Wycherley, Diarmuid Barron and Jeremy Loughman pack down in the front row with senior duo Fineen Wycherley and Darren O’Shea in the second row.

Sean O’Connor, Jack Daly and Dave O’Callaghan form the back row.

Munster A: Stephen Fitzgerald; Calvin Nash, Shane Daly, Matt More, Liam Coombes; Bill Johnston (C), Jack Stafford; Josh Wycherley, Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman; Fineen Wycherley, Darren O’Shea; Sean O’Connor, Jack Daly, Dave O’Callaghan.

Replacements: Eoghan Clarke, Cronan Gleeson, Keynan Knox, Paddy Kelly, Dan Walsh, John Poland, Ben Healy, Alex McHenry.

VIDEO | Jack Stafford Interview

Celtic Cup Round Five

Friday, October 5: Munster A v Scarlets A, Irish Independent Park, 7.30pm;


Entry is free for Full and Associate members of the MRSC.

Family Pack (two Adults and two Junior): €20;

Adult: €10;

Junior: €5;

All tickets are general admission.

Next Home Game

Heineken Champions Cup rugby returns to Thomond Park in less than three weeks as Gloucester visit Limerick.

Saturday, October 20

Munster v Gloucester, Thomond Park, 1pm; Buy tickets here


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