The Munster side has been named for Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash away to Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium (7.35pm, live on eir Sport, TG4 and Premier Sports).
Billy Holland captains the side with six changes to the team that secured a bonus-point win over Southern Kings at a sold-out Irish Independent Park last weekend.
Calvin Nash makes his first start of the season on the right wing with Jaco Taute and Dan Goggin coming in to form the centre partnership.
JJ Hanrahan starts at out-half with hooker Rhys Marshall and tighthead prop Stephen Archer the final two additions to the starting XV.
Jack O’Donoghue is named among the replacements and is set to make his first appearance since sustaining a knee injury last May.
Mike Haley starts at full-back with Nash and Darren Sweetnam on the wings. Taute and Goggin are named in midfield with Neil Cronin and Hanrahan in the half-backs.
Jeremy Loughman, Marshall and Archer pack down in the front row with Jean Kleyn and Holland in the engine room.
Last week’s back row of Fineen Wycherley, Chris Cloete and Arno Botha is unchanged.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game here.
Check out the best pics from training this week here.
Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Jaco Taute, Darren Sweetnam; JJ Hanrahan, Neil Cronin; Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Fineen Wycherley, Chris Cloete, Arno Botha.
Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, Ciaran Parker, Darren O’Shea, Jack O’Donoghue, Alby Mathewson, Bill Johnston, Rory Scannell.
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Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan, Darren Sweetnam and Fineen Wycherley look ahead to the game.
Upcoming Home Games
Sat, March 23 – Guinness PRO14: Munster v Zebre, Thomond Park, 7.45pm; Early Bird Closes 5pm on Wed, March 6 – Buy tickets here
Fri, April 5 – Guinness PRO14: Munster v Cardiff Blues, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Early Bird Closes 5pm on Wed, March 20 – Buy tickets here
Sat, April 27 – Guinness PRO14: Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Early Bird Closes 5pm on Wed, March 20 – Buy tickets here
Six Nations Rugby In Cork
Friday, March 8
Ireland U20s v France U20s, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here