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Munster name team for Rabo semi-final

Peter O'Mahony will captain Munster against the Ospreys in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Friday night

Peter O'Mahony will captain Munster against the Ospreys in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Friday night

MUNSTER have named their team for Friday night’s RaboDirect PRO12 semi-final against the Ospreys - and there are three changes from the side which beat Ulster last weekend.

Donncha O’Callaghan replaces the injured Paul O’Connell and will partner Mick O’Driscoll in the second row while Ian Keatley, who missed the win over Ulster because of injury, starts at outhalf instead of Scott Deasy.

Keith Earls comes into the side at outside centre in place of Ivan Dineen.

Ronan O’Gara, meanwhile returns to the squad for the first time since the Heineken Cup quarter-final loss to Ulster on April 8 but he has to be content with a place on the bench.

The side will be captained by Peter O’Mahony, Munster’s young player of the year, while there’s a number of exciting Munster prospects on the bench including Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Dave O’Callaghan, Paddy Butler and Dineen.

The Munster game is on at 7.30pm on Friday night and is live on RTE2.

MUNSTER - Felix Jones; Johne Murphy, Keith Earls, Lifeimi Mafi, Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Wian du Preez, Mike Sherry, BJ Botha; Donncha O’Callaghan, Mick O’Driscoll; Donnacha Ryan, Tommy O’Donnell, Peter O’Mahony (captain). Replacements: Denis Fogarty, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Dave O’Callaghan, Paddy Butler, Tomas O’Leary, Ronan O’Gara, Ivan Dineen.

 

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