NEW signings Mario Sagario and Sean Doyle have been named in the Munster ‘A’ side to face London Scottish in the opening round of the British and Irish Cup at the Athletic Ground, Richmond this Friday night, 7.45pm.
Head Coach Mick O’Driscoll has named a side featuring a mixture of experience and youth from the senior, academy and club ranks in his match-day squad for the pool game.
Uruguayan prop Mario Sagario is named at tighthead prop, while former Brumbies star Doyle will make his Munster debut at openside flanker.
Elsewhere, fly-half Bill Johnston, who joined the academy ranks this week, will make his first Munster ‘A’ appearance when he partners Duncan Williams in the half-backs.
Ronan O’Mahony and the academy’s Stephen Fitzgerald are named on the wings.
MUNSTER ‘A’: David Johnston; Stephen Fitzgerald, Matt D’Arcy, Cian Bohane, Ronan O’Mahony; Bill Johnston, Duncan Williams; Liam O’Connor, Niall Scannell (Capt), Mario Sagario; Sean McCarthy, Billy Holland; Jordan Coghlan, Sean Doyle, Shane Buckley. Replacements from: Kevin O’Byrne, Rory Burke, Brendan Quinlan, Sean O’Connor, Conor Oliver, Ben Kilkenny, Cathal Sheridan, Darren Sweetnam, Dan Goggin.