Dan Goggin to make first Munster start against Worcester

Dan Goggin to make first Munster start against Worcester

Limerick’s Dan Goggin has been named in the Munster team to face Worcester in their final pre-season game in Cork on Friday night.

Young Munster club man Goggin, who is in the Munster Academy and has been capped by Ireland at U-20 level, is a former schools star with St Munchin’s.

Munster’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has named a stronger side than the one that defeated Zebre in Waterford last weekend – with Irish internationals Simon Zebo, James Cronin and Tommy O’Donnell all included in the starting 15.

There is also a first start for new signing, South African second-row Jean Kleyn – while New Zealander Tyler Bleyendaal makes his return from injury at out-half.

The game kicks off at 7pm in Irish Independent Park in Cork.

The team in full is:

Munster (v Worcester):

15. Simon Zebo

14. Darren Sweetnam

13. Dan Goggin

12. Rory Scannell

11. Ronan O’Mahony

10. Tyler Bleyendaal

9. Duncan Williams

1. James Cronin

2. Niall Scannell

3. John Ryan

4. Jean Kleyn

5. Billy Holland (captain)

6. Dave O’Callaghan

7. Tommy O’Donnell

8. Jack O’Donoghue


Duncan Casey

Peter McCabe

John Andress

Brian Scott

Darren O’Shea

Dave Foley

Conor Oliver

Robin Copeland

Tomás O’Leary

Ian Keatley

Alex Wootton

Cian Bohane

Colm O’Shea

Stephen Fitzgerald

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