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Team Named | Munster Side To Face Gloucester

25th August 2022 By The Editor

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Jack O'Donoghue captains Munster against Gloucester on Friday night. Inpho

An extended 31-man Munster squad has been named for Friday night’s pre-season encounter against Gloucester at Musgrave Park (7.30pm).

Buy match tickets here.

It will be Gloucester’s first match since their player Ed Slater was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in July.

In the aftermath of the diagnosis, Gloucester Rugby set up a fundraising page to show their support to Ed and his family.

Supporters can donate here.

New signings Malakai Fekitoa and Chris Moore are among the replacements and will make their first appearances for Munster.

Greencore Munster Rugby Academy trio Edwin Edogbo, Ruadhan Quinn and Conor Phillips are also in line for their first taste of senior action with the province.

Simon Zebo starts at full-back with Calvin Nash and Shane Daly on either flank.

Rory Scannell and Chris Farrell form the centre partnership with Neil Cronin and Ben Healy in the half-backs.

Josh Wycherley, Diarmuid Barron and Keynan Knox pack down in the front row with Academy man Cian Hurley and Eoin O’Connor in the engine room.

Captain Jack O’Donoghue, Alex Kendellen and Jack O’Sullivan complete the starting XV.

We will be wearing our new adidas Alternate kit for the game, available exclusively at Life Style Sports here.

The match will be live-streamed by the Irish Examiner, our official media partner, here.

Munster: Simon Zebo; Calvin Nash, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; Ben Healy, Neil Cronin; Josh Wycherley, Diarmuid Barron, Keynan Knox; Cian Hurley, Eoin O’Connor; Jack O’Donoghue (C), Alex Kendellen, Jack O’Sullivan.

Replacements from: Scott Buckley, Chris Moore, Roman Salanoa, James French, Liam O’Connor, Edwin Edogbo, Paddy Kelly, Ruadhan Quinn, Daniel Okeke, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Tony Butler, Malakai Fekitoa, Dan Goggin, Liam Coombes, Conor Phillips.

Press Pass

Hear from Head Coach Graham Rowntree ahead of the game.

Pre-Season Fixtures

Adult 2-match bundle: €25 – Click here to buy

Friday, August 26

Munster Rugby v Gloucester, Musgrave Park, 7.30pm; Click here to buy tickets

Friday, September 2

Munster Rugby v London Irish, Musgrave Park, 7.30pm; Click here to buy tickets

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