Breaking: Munster Team Named For Champions Cup Semi-Final With Saracens
Rassie Erasmus has named his side for tomorrow’s Champions Cup semi-final clash with Saracens.
CJ Stander has overcome the ankle injury sustained against Toulouse in the quarter-final stage to be named in the starting XV. Conor Murray however remains out.
Stander is one of five changes to the side that defeated Ulster in the Guinness PRO12 last weekend in Thomond Park. The Ireland international, most recently named in his first Lions squad, is the only change to the pack as he joins Lions’ colleague Peter O’Mahony and Tommy O’Donnell in the back row.
With late changes to the side last weekend the half back pairing of Duncan Williams and Tyler Bleyendaal return to start for Saturday’s encounter.
Centre Jaco Taute also makes a return as he resumes his European midfield partnership with Rory Scannell who has been deemed fit to play after a knock to his ankle last weekend. The final change comes by way of winger Andrew Conway who joins Keith Earls and Simon Zebo in the back three.
Munster: Simon Zebo; Andrew Conway, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Tyler Bleyendaal, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Donnacha Ryan, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (Capt.), Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.
Replacements: Rhys Marshall, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Dave O’Callaghan, Jean Deysel, Ian Keatley, Francis Saili, Darren Sweetnam.
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) April 21, 2017