Four Changes For Munster As Team Named For Ospreys Clash
Rassie Erasmus makes four changes for tomorrow night’s Guinness PRO12 encounter with second placed Ospreys at Irish Independent Park, ko 7.35pm
Stephen Archer comes in to join Dave Kilcoyne and Niall Scannell in the front row while Darren O’Shea and Robin Copeland form a new partnership in the second row. No change in the back row with captain Peter O’Mahony, Tommy O’Donnell and Jack O’Donoghue making up a devastating trio.
The final change is seen in the half backs where Tyler Bleyendaal returns to partner Duncan Williams.
Rory Scannell and Jaco Taute will once again partner up in midfield with a back three of Ronan O’Mahony, Darren Sweetnam and Andrew Conway completing the starting XV.
New signing Rhys Marshall is named in his first matchday squad. The hooker joins from Super Rugby side the Chiefs after penning a three-year deal that will see him stay with the province until June 2019.
Munster XV: Andrew Conway; Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Ronan O’Mahony; Tyler Bleyendaal, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Darren O’Shea, Robin Copeland; Peter O’Mahony – capt., Tommy O’Donnell, Jack O’Donoghue.
Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Peter McCabe, Brian Scott, John Madigan, Conor Oliver, Abrie Griesel, Ian Keatley, Alex Wootton.