Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley has named his side to face Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park tomorrow evening. In total, Foley makes 8 personnel changes from the side that defeated Ospreys over a fortnight ago and names Felix Jones as captain.
An all new front row sees James Cronin and Stephen Archer start on either side of Duncan Casey with Archer and Casey both making their first starts of this season’s PRO12. Archer also draws ever closer to the 100 cap milestone for the province and will make his 99th Munster appearance this weekend.
Mark Chisholm and Dave Foley again form the second-row partnership with the reintroduction of CJ Stander at number 8 the only change in the back row, Dave O’Callaghan and Jack O’Donoghue continuing at 6 and 7 respectively.
Duncan Williams and Ian Keatley return at half-back with Tyler Bleyendaal switching to inside centre for the first time, while the New Zealander is partnered by the academy’s David Johnston in midfield on his second league start.
The only change in the back-three sees Gerhard van den Heever make his first PRO12 appearance of the season, starting on the left wing. Andrew Conway continues on the right flank with Jones captaining the side from full-back.
Munster: Felix Jones – capt.; Andrew Conway, David Johnston, Tyler Bleyendaal, Gerhard van den Heever; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; James Cronin, Duncan Casey, Stephen Archer; Mark Chisholm, Dave Foley; Dave O’Callaghan, Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander
Replacements: Mike Sherry, Dave Kilcoyne, BJ Botha, Robin Copeland, Jordan Coghlan, Cathal Sheridan, Rory Scannell, Shane Monahan
Munster v Glasgow, Guinness PRO12 Round 3, Friday October 2nd at Thomond Park – KO 6pm.
At half time Munster's victorious Women's and Age Grade (U19s & U20s) Interprovincial teams will be honoured on the pitch, while the 1978 Munster team that defeated the All Blacks will also be in attendance.
The team of '78 will present a cheque to St. Munchins Community Centre with all funds raised through royalties from Guinness' Made of More TV commercial (see below) which featured Munster's now infamous win over New Zealand.
In celebration of the event, fans are also invited to a World Cup After Party in the Guinness Dugout Barwhere New Zealand v Georgia will be screened live at 8pm.
Tickets from just €;20 for Adults and €;7 for Juniors can be purchased online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, or by calling 0818 719 300.