Munster make five changes for Ulster trip

Munster make five changes for Ulster trip

THE Munster team to face Ulster in Friday’s Guinness PRO12 tie shows five changes from last weekend.

For the Kingspan Stadium league tie, Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus makes one change in the pack and four in the back line.

The game has a 7.05pm kick-off.

One change is made to the pack with Jack O'Donoghue starting at number 8 while across the backline Duncan Williams and Ian Keatley form the half-back partnership with Ronan O'Mahony and Andrew Conway both returning to the back-three. Tomorrow's game will also see Williams make his 100th PRO12 appearance.

Should they feature from the bench, academy hooker Vincent O'Brien and Young Munster scrum-half Abrie Griesel will make their senior debuts for the province. 

A number of internationals are unavailable for selection and, in managing player load, Tyler Bleyendaalwill also miss the round 7 encounter.

Munster: Andrew Conway; Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Ronan O'Mahony; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Donnacha Ryan, Billy Holland; Peter O'Mahony, Tommy O'Donnell, Jack O'Donoghue. Replacements: Vincent O'Brien, Brian Scott, Stephen Archer, Darren O'Shea, Robin Copeland, Abriel Griesel, Alex Wootton, Dan Goggin.