As part of eight changes from last weekend’s starting line-up, Head Coach Anthony Foley has promoted the returning Peter O’Mahony to the starting 15 to face Scarlets at Thomond Park tomorrow evening – KO 19:35.
An all new front row sees Dave Kilcoyne and BJ Botha pack down on either side of Kevin O’Byrne as the 23 year old UL Bohs man makes his second PRO12 start.
Dave Foley retains his starting position in the second row alongside Billy Holland who comes in to make his fourth league start of the season.
Following a 16 minute appearance from the bench last weekend, Peter O’Mahony returns to the starting line-up and will captain the side at 6. Tommy O’Donnell remains at 7 with CJ Stander switching to 8 for the Round 6 encounter.
In the half backs, man of the match against Leinster – Conor Murray will again start at scrum half with JJ Hanrahan promoted to the startling line up in the 10 channel.
Ivan Dineen and Andrew Smith form the centre partnership at 12 and 13 respectively, while Gerhard van den Heever comes in to join Simon Zebo and Felix Jones in the back three.
The replacements see the inclusion of Argentinian hooker Eusebio Guinazu for the first time with Donncha O’Callaghan and Johne Murphy also returning to the matchday squad.
Munster: Felix Jones, Gerhard van den Heever, Andrew Smith, Ivan Dineen, Simon Zebo; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Kevin O’Byrne, BJ Botha; Dave Foley, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony – capt, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander
Replacements: Eusebio Guinazu, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Donncha O’Callaghan, Robin Copeland, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Johne Murphy
Munster v Scarlets, Guinness PRO12 Round 6, Friday October 10th at Thomond Park. KO 19:35.
Tickets are available to buy online here and from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices in Thomond Park and Musgrave Park today and tomorrow from 10am. Tickets can also be purchased from the Mobile Ticket Unit in the Fanzone Plaza on Friday from 2pm and from the West Stand Ticket booth from 5.30pm.