Munster make seven changes as Ulster come to Thomond Park

John Keogh

Reporter:

John Keogh

CJ Stander will captain Munster against Ulster in their Guinness Pro 12 game in Thomond Park on Friday evening
Anthony Foley has made a number of switches to his starting XV that plays Ulster in the Pro12 on Friday evening.

Anthony Foley has made a number of switches to his starting XV that plays Ulster in the Pro12 on Friday evening.

Simon Zebo comes into the team after his World Cup exertions while Donnacha Ryan starts the game from the bench.

Francis Saili and Tomas O’Leary also come into the backline while James Cronin, Mike Sherry, Dave Foley and Jack O’Donoghue also start the game.

Robin Copeland, who played second row in Munster’s defeat at Scarlets last week, returns to his more familiar role at number eight. Captain CJ Stander reverts to blindside flanker.

Uruguayan tight head prop, Mario Sagario, who is on trial at Munster could make his debut as he is named amongst the replacements.

Kick off for the game at Thomond Park is at 6pm.

TEAM: Andrew Conway, Simon Zebo, Francis Saili, Denis Hurley, Gerhard van den Heever, Ian Keatley, Tomas O’Leary; James Cronin, Mike Sherry, BJ Botha, Dave Foley, Mark Chishold, CJ Stander (capt), Jack O’Donoghue, Robin Copeland; REPLACEMENTS: Duncan Casey, John Ryan, Mario Sagario, Donnacha Ryan, Jordon Coghlan, Duncan Williams, Rory Scannell, Ronan O’Mahoney.