Munster name team for Welford Road trip

John Keogh

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John Keogh

Munster head coach Anthony Foley has named his starting XV that take on Leicester Tigers on Sunday
MUNSTER have made three changes to their team that faces Leicester Tigers in the 4th round Champions Cup game at Welford Road on Sunday.

MUNSTER have made three changes to their team that faces Leicester Tigers in the 4th round Champions Cup game at Welford Road on Sunday.

All three changes are in the forward pack with Mike Sherry. John Ryan and Mark Chisholm all coming into the starting team.

Niall Scannell, BJ Botha and Dave Foley make way. Botha is following return to play protocols after leaving last week’s game with concussion.

Scannell and Foley revert to the bench. The back division is unchanged with Ian Keatley keeping his place in the starting XV.

Munster lost to the Tigers 31-19 at Thomond Park last weekend and will be looking to re-ignite their Champions Cup campaign with a win on Sunday.

MUNSTER: Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Denis Hurley, Simon Zebo, Ian Keatley, Conor Murray, James Cronin, Mike Sherry, John Ryan, Mark Chisholm, Donnacha Ryan, Robin Copeland, Dave O’Callaghan, CJ Stander (capt) REPLACEMENTS: Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, Mario Sagario, Dave Foley, Jack O’Donoghue, Tomas O’Leary, Rory Scannell, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.

Munster have also announced the starting lineup for their British and Irish Cup game against an Ospreys Premiership select on Sunday.

There are four changes to the side that beat the same opposition last week at Old Crescent RFC. Rory Burke, Conor Oliver, Ronan O’Mahony and Cathal Sheridan all come into the starting team.

Billy Holland will captain the side from the second row in a game that kicks off at 4.30pm in Bridgend.

MUNSTER ‘A’: David Johnston; Ronan O’Mahony, Matt D’Arcy, Cian Bohane, Darren Sweetnam; Bill Johnston, Cathal Sheridan; Liam O’Connor, Kevin O’Byrne, Rory Burke; Sean McCarthy, Billy Holland Capt., Jordan Coghlan, Conor Oliver, Shane Buckley. REPLACEMENTS: Brendan Quinlan, Ben Betts, Ben Kilkenny, Sean Doyle, Duncan Williams, Dan Goggin, Stephen Fitzgerald.