Head Coach Anthony Foley has named his side for tomorrow’s Guinness PRO12 semi-final against Ospreys at Thomond Park – KO 2.30pm – and includes returning captain Peter O’Mahony and winger Simon Zebo in his starting line-up.
O’Mahony and Zebo have successfully rehabbed their respective hip and back complaints to take their place in a side that sees four personnel changes to the starting 15 that defeated Dragons in Cork last weekend.
Dave Kilcoyne and Stephen Archer both return to join Eusebio Guinazu in the front row, while O’Mahony’s start at 6 see’s Donnacha Ryan revert to the second row to partner Paul O’Connell with Paddy Butler and CJ Stander remaining at 7 and 8.
Last weekend’s Man of the Match Conor Murray continues at half back alongside Ian Keatley, as do Denis Hurley and Andrew Smith in the centre, while the final change sees Simon Zebo re-join Keith Earls and Felix Jones in the back three.
From the bench, Duncan Casey could make his return to action after recovering from a back injury while BJ Botha draws ever closer to the century mark and could make his 99th appearance for the province this weekend.
Munster: Felix Jones; Keith Earls, Andrew Smith, Denis Hurley, Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Eusebio Guinazu, Stephen Archer; Donnacha Ryan, Paul O’Connell; Peter O’Mahony – capt., Paddy Butler, CJ Stander.
Replacements: Duncan Casey, John Ryan, BJ Botha, Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Ronan O’Mahony.
Munster V Ospreys, Guinness PRO12 Semi-Final, Saturday May 23rd at Thomond Park Stadium – KO 2.30pm.
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