Conor Murray named in Munster team for Toulouse clash

Five changes to team which defeated Zebre

Conor Murray named in Munster team for Toulouse clash

Thomond Park is the venue for this weekend's European Champions Cup quarter final

Conor Murray has been named in the Munster team to take on Toulouse at Thomond Park in this weekend’s European Champions Cup quarter final.

Rassie Erasmus has made five changes to the team which beat Zebre in the Guinness Pro 12 last weekend.

In addition to Conor Murray, Donnacha Ryan, CJ Stander, Keith Earls and Simon Zebo all return to the side for the first time since the end of January.

In an unchanged front row hooker Niall Scannell makes his 50th appearance for the province as he scrums down next to Dave Kilcoyne and John Ryan.

Donnacha Ryan joins Billy Holland in the second row as CJ Stander packs down at number 8 with Captain Peter O’Mahony and Tommy O’Donnell again on the flanks.

Tyler Bleyendaal starts at half-back while winger Keith Earls and fullback Simon Zebo complete the changes to the backline.

Francis Saili, who has made an earlier than expected return from a knee ligament injury, has been named in the replacements, while Dave O’Callaghan is named in his first European squad of the season.

Munster:  Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Donnacha Ryan, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony Capt., Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements:  Rhys Marshall, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Dave O’Callaghan, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Francis Saili, Andrew Conway.

This Saturday's quarter final, which is a 26,200 sell-out, kicks off at 5.45pm.

It will be broadcast on Sky Sports with radio coverage on Live 95FM and RTÉ Radio 1.

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