Head Coach Johann van Graan makes two changes to the starting XV for Munster’s Champions Cup clash against Leicester Tigers in Welford Road on Sunday (5.30pm).
It’s a first European start for hooker Kevin O’Byrne as he and winger Darren Sweetnam are promoted from the bench this weekend with Andrew Conway and Rhys Marshall continuing to follow return to play protocols.
Keith Earls and Niall Scannell are notable returnees from respective hamstring and thumb injuries and are included in the match-day 23.
Billy Holland again continues in the second row having already started all 13 of Munster’s games so far this season.
Munster: Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Alex Wootton; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, CJ Stander.
Replacements: Niall Scannell, Brian Scott, John Ryan, Darren O’Shea, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Keith Earls.
Darren Sweetnam looks ahead to the game.
Next home game
St Stephen’s Day: Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 3.15pm
- Call 061 421103
- Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park from 10am – 5pm from Monday to Friday