MUNSTER have made eight changes in personnel from the side which defeated Cardiff last weekend for this Saturday’s crunch Guinness PRO12 clash with Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets, 2.40pm.
Head coach Anthony Foley has included returning internationals Tommy O’Donnell, Felix Jones and Ian Keatley, who was a late withdrawal last week due to illness, in his starting line-out for the trip to Wales.
Andrew Conway has also overcome the flu’ in resuming his place on the wing and the squad has been further boosted by the return of CJ Stander from injury as he takes his place in the starting line-up.
There is a new front row named for the Round 15 fixture with Dave Kilcoyne, Kevin O’Byrne and Stephen Archer all starting. In other changes to the pack, Tommy O’Donnell and CJ Stander join Dave O’Callaghan in the back-row.
Out-half Keatley resumes his partnership with Duncan Williams in the half-backs, while captain Denis Hurley and Keith Earls remain in situ with Conway and Jones joining Luke O’Dea in the back three.
The game will be televised live on Sky Sports.
MUNSTER: Felix Jones; Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Denis Hurley - capt., Luke O’Dea; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Donncha O’Callaghan, Billy Holland; Dave O’Callaghan, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander. Replacements: Eusebio Guinazu, John Ryan, BJ Botha, Jack O’Donoghue, Paddy Butler, Neil Cronin, JJ Hanrahan, Ivan Dineen.