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Team Named | Munster Side To Face Glasgow Warriors

November 22, 2020 11:43 am By The Editor

Munster Side Glasgow

Billy Holland, who will captain the side against Glasgow, and Stephen Archer. INPHO/Bryan Keane

The Munster side has been named for Monday’s Round 7 Guinness PRO14 game against Glasgow at Scotstoun Stadium (8.15pm – live on eir Sport and Premier Sports).

There are four changes to the side that recorded a bonus point win against Ospreys at Thomond Park last Sunday.

Billy Holland captains the side as he joins Jean Kleyn in the second row.

Fineen Wycherley makes the positional switch to the back row with Jack O’Sullivan starting on the openside for the first time as last week’s player of the match Gavin Coombes continues at number eight.

The front row of James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne and Stephen Archer is unchanged.

Returning to the ten jersey, Ben Healy resumes his partnership with Craig Casey while the final change sees Calvin Nash start on the wing with Matt Gallagher and Mike Haley completing the back three.

It’s as you were for Damian de Allende and Rory Scannell in the centre pairing.

JJ Hanrahan is named among the replacements and will make his 100th Guinness PRO4 appearance if introduced, and hooker Rhys Marshall is also included after recovering from a recent thigh injury.

Read all you need to know about the game here.

Munster:  Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Rory Scannell, Damian de Allende, Matt Gallagher; Ben Healy, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Sullivan, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Josh Wycherley, Keynan Knox, Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, Nick McCarthy, JJ Hanrahan, Dan Goggin.


Hear from Munster Rugby Senior Coach Stephen Larkham and Rory Scannell as they spoke to the media this week ahead of Monday Night Rugby in Glasgow.

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Report | Munster Get Bonus Point Win In Glasgow

November 23, 2020 10:04 pm By The Editor

Guinness Player of the Match Gavin Coombes passes to Craig Casey.

Guinness Player of the Match Gavin Coombes passes to Craig Casey. Inpho

Munster made it six wins in a row and are now 11 points clear at the top of Guinness PRO14 Conference B after a hard-fought bonus-pint victory in very difficult conditions at Scotstoun on Monday night.

Billy Holland, Fineen Wycherley, Player of the Match Gavin Coombes and Jean Kleyn touched down with Ben Healy adding seven points off the tee.

The Munster pack was central to the victory with three tries coming off the back of rolling mauls with the scrum dominant for the majority.

Munster won the kicking battle early on with Mike Haley, Calvin Nash and Rory Scannell all contributing.

Billy Holland scored the first try on 11 minutes after sneaking through a rolling maul to score in the right corner. Healy, against the wind, kicked the touchline conversion brilliantly and Munster led 7-0.

Glasgow hit back immediately with a Tommy Seymour break off first phase setting up their first try as Glenn Bryce finished in the left corner.

The conversion was off target but Brandon Thompson landed a 50-metre penalty minutes later after a scrum penalty as the hosts moved 8-7 in front.

Wycherley scored Munster’s second try off a rolling maul just past the half-hour after Healy went for the corner following a scrum penalty.

Healy’s conversion came back off the post but Munster led 12-8 and that’s how it stayed until the break.

A high tackle on Haley gave Healy a chance early in the second half but he was off target with the difficult effort. The out-half then overcooked a penalty to the corner but bounced back to land a long-range shot at goal following a scrum penalty.

That made it 15-8 and when the dominant Munster scrum earned another penalty, Healy was narrowly wide with another long-ranger after 51 minutes.

Glasgow then enjoyed their best period just before the hour with Holland sent to the sin bin after multiple penalties as Glasgow looked to maul their way over from close-range.

Grant Stewart eventually scored for Glasgow but Thompson was unable to add the conversion and 14-man Munster led 15-13 with 18 minutes remaining.

Munster steadied the ship and Ryan Wilson was shown a yellow card after 67 minutes for diving in dangerously on Casey when the scrum-half was on the deck.

Munster went for the corner and fantastic work from the pack secured the third try as Coombes scored his sixth try of the campaign.

Healy converted superbly against the wind and Munster led 22-13 with 10 minutes to go.

The victory, and the bonus point, was secured when Kleyn scored off another rolling maul late on to continue Munster’s excellent start to the campaign.

Guinness PRO14 Round 7 Round-Up

Munster made it six wins in a row and are now 11 points clear at the top of Conference B.

Gavin Coombes was named Guinness Player of the Match and has scored six tries in six appearances this season.

JJ Hanrahan made his 100th Guinness PRO14 appearance.

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Rory Scannell, Damian de Allende, Matt Gallagher ( Dan Goggin, 71); Ben Healy (JJ Hanrahan, 71), Craig Casey (Nick McCarthy, 77); James Cronin (Josh Wycherley, 67), Kevin O’Byrne (Rhys Marshall, 61), Stephen Archer (Keynan Knox, 67); Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Fineen Wycherley (Jack O’Donoghue, 61), Jack O’Sullivan (Tommy O’Donnell, 67), Gavin Coombes.

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