Munster name side to face Zebre on Sunday in Pro14

Donn O'Sullivan


Donn O'Sullivan


Munster name side to face Zebre on Sunday in Pro14

Darren Sweetnam who returns from Ireland duty this week

The Munster team has been named for Sunday afternoon’s Guinness PRO14 clash in Zebre with two changes to the side that defeated Dragons 49-6 at Irish Independent Park last time out (1.30pm Irish time, live on Sky Sports).

James Hart makes his first start for Munster at scrum-half in place of the injured Duncan Williams following his summer move from Racing 92.

Darren Sweetnam returns from Ireland camp to start on the wing while JJ Hanrahan starts at 10.

The bench has an AIL feel to it with Jack Stafford of Shannon and Calvin Nash of Young Munster named in the 23 alongside Bill Johnston of Garryowen 

Munster: Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Sam Arnold, Rory Scannell, Alex Wootton; JJ Hanrahan, James Hart; Liam O’Connor, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Jack O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete, Robin Copeland.       

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Brian Scott, Ciaran Parker, Darren O’Shea, Sean O’Connor, Jack Stafford, Bill Johnston, Calvin Nash.

Zebre Team: 

15 Ciaran Gaffney
14 Pierre Bruno*
13 Giulio Bisegni
12 Faialaga Afamasaga
11 Giovanni D’Onofrio*
10 Maicol Azzolini*
9 Guglielmo Palazzani

8 Derick Minnie
7 Johan Meyer
6 Jacopo Sarto (cap)
5 Leonard Krumov*
4 James Tucker
3 Eduardo Bello
2 Luhandre Luus*
1 Cruze Ah-Nau

Replacements :

16 Oliviero Fabiani
17 Andrea De Marchi
18 Roberto Tenga
19 Davide Fragnito* 
20 Maxime Mbandà*
21 Riccardo Raffaele*
22 Matteo Pratichetti
23 Valerio Bernabò