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Team Named | Classic Munster Side To Face Sale Sharks

8th April 2020 By The Editor

Denis Leamy with Head Coach Declan Kidney at training.

Denis Leamy with Head Coach Declan Kidney at training. Inpho/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Munster Rugby’s memorable Champions Cup clash against Sale Sharks from January 2006 night will be shown ‘live’ on our YouTube channel at 7.30pm tonight.

You can watch the full game here.

See the #ClassicMunster team announcement below.

Munster Head Coach Declan Kidney has named an unchanged starting XV for the final Pool One game against Sale Sharks at a sold-out Thomond Park.

The province are aiming for a 28th consecutive home win in the Champions Cup and are still in with a slim chance of qualifying for a home quarter-final.

Sale Sharks go into the game five points ahead of Munster having defeated Kidney’s side 27-13 at Edgeley Park in Round 1.

Munster kept their quarter-final hopes alive with a stunning 46-9 victory away at Castres last weekend.

Marcus Horan, John Kelly, Paul O’Connell (two) and Tomás O’Leary were the try scorers as Ian Dowling made his European Cup debut.

On the back of such an impressive scoreline, the Munster side is unchanged.

Shaun Payne starts at full-back with Kelly and Dowling on either flank.

Trevor Halstead and Barry Murray are named in the centres with Peter Stringer and Ronan O’Gara in the half-backs.

Marcus Horan, Jerry Flannery and John Hayes pack down in the front row with Donncha O’Callaghan and Paul O’Connell in the engine room.

Denis Leamy, David Wallace and captain Anthony Foley complete the side.

Munster: Shaun Payne; John Kelly, Barry Murphy, Trevor Halstead, Ian Dowling; Ronan O’Gara, Peter Stringer; Marcus Horan, Jerry Flannery, John Hayes; Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell; Denis Leamy, David Wallace, Anthony Foley (C)

Replacements: Denis Fogarty, Federico Pucciariello, Mick O’Driscoll, Stephen Keogh, Tomás O’Leary, Mossy Lawler, Gary Connolly.

Casting to TV 

If you have a Smart TV or casting device you can select the cast option to view the game via YouTube on your TV.

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