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Munster name 'A' side for clash with Bedford Blues

Munster name 'A' side for clash with Bedford Blues

Tommy O'Donnell, who returns from injury to play with Munster 'A'

Munster 'A' Coach Peter Malone has named his side to face the Bedford Blues in Musgrave Park on Friday night (7.45pm) with four changes to the side that defeated Nottingham in round two.

The three changes to the pack see UL Bohemian academy prop Joey Conway making his B&I Cup debut, Young Munster's Fineen Wycherley promoted from the bench, and Irish international Tommy O’Donnell included following his return from an AC joint injury.

In the front row Mike Sherry continues at hooker, while the tight-head prop position has been left blank for some reason.

Dave Johnston will again captain the side while in the replacements the academy’s Jack O’Sullivan and UCC prop Bryan O’Connor are in line for B&I Cup debuts.

Munster A: Stephen Fitzgerald; Jack Power, David Johnston (C), Alex McHenry, Liam Coombes; Bill Johnston, James Hart; Joey Conway, Mike Sherry, TBC; Fineen Wycherley, Sean McCarthy, Sean O’Connor, Tommy O’Donnell, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Duncan Casey, Bryan O’Connor, John Foley, Jack O’Sullivan, John Poland, Conor Fitzgerald, Dave McCarthy.

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