Munster name team for Glasgow game

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MUNSTER have named their team for the crucial RaboDirect PRO12 game against Glasgow on Friday night - but they still must do without the players that were heavily involved with Ireland in the Six Nations.

MUNSTER have named their team for the crucial RaboDirect PRO12 game against Glasgow on Friday night - but they still must do without the players that were heavily involved with Ireland in the Six Nations.

Conor Murray, Donnacha Ryan and Peter O’Mahony will sit out the trip to Scotland while Keith Earls and Simon Zebo are still on the injured list.

Munster’s changes from the side that beat Connacht are minimal enough. Johne Murphy and Duncan Williams come into the backline instead of Denis Hurley (injured) and Cathal Sheridan while in the pack, Mike Sherry replaces Damien Varley, BJ Botha replaces Stephen Archer and Paddy Butler comes in place of Sean Dougall.

Glasgow are currently second in the table and almost certain of a semi-final place while Munster are in sixth and are seven points off the Scarlets and the Ospreys who are tied in fourth.

Munster will need to win all of their remaining games - and hope that the sides above them drop points. Glasgow are expecting their biggest crowd of the season and have extended the capacity of their Scotstoun ground.

The game kicks off at 8.05pm.

MUNSTER - Felix Jones; Doug Howlett (Captain), Casey Laulala, James Downey, Johne Murphy; Ronan O’Gara, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Mike Sherry, BJ Botha; Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell; Paddy Butler, Tommy O’Donnell, James Coughlan. Replacements: Damien Varley, Wian du Preez, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Niall Ronan, Cathal Sheridan, Ian Keatley, Ivan Dineen.