Munster name side for Toulouse clash

Munster will look to build on their win over Leinster at the Aviva Stadium last weekend when facing Scarlets at Thomond Park this Friday night, 7.35pm
CAPTAIN Peter O’Mahony has been named in the Munster side for Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse.

CAPTAIN Peter O’Mahony has been named in the Munster side for Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse.

O’Mahony was also named in last weekend’s squad to play Leinster but was a last minute withdrawal due to a hamstring twinge, and after successfully following a modified training schedule this week the talismanic back-row is included in Rob Penney’s starting XV.

The only other change to the side sees James Downey renew his centre partnership with Casey Laulala in place of Denis Hurley.

With the returning O’Mahony, CJ Stander moves to the replacements while John Ryan takes the place of James Cronin who is ruled out with an ankle sprain.

Alan Cotter and Gerhard van den Heever, who was one of three players added to the Heineken Cup squad in March, are both named in their first match-day Heineken Cup squad.

There was no late dramatic recovery from injury for Donnacha Ryan.

Munster: Felix Jones; Keith Earls, Casey Laulala, James Downey, Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, BJ Botha; Dave Foley, Paul O’Connell; Peter O’Mahony Capt., Tommy O’Donnell, James Coughlan. Replacements: Duncan Casey, John Ryan, Alan Cotter, Donncha O’Callaghan, CJ Stander, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Gerhard van den Heever.