Big names return for Munster’s game against Edinburgh

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan has made 11 changes from his side’s victory over Zebre last time out for tomorrow’s clash with Edinburgh at Musgrave Park.

Conor Murray and Chris Farrell get their first starts of the season and seven players from Munster’s Irish contingent in the Autumn Internationals return to the team.

Keith Earls and Andrew Conway are named on the wings either side of Mike Haley with Farrell alongside Rory Scannell in the centre. JJ Hanrahan has recovered from the illness that saw him ruled out at the last second against Zebre andn he partners Murray at half back.

There is an all international front row – Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and John Ryan, while Billy Holland packs down next to Tadhg Beirne in the second row.

Peter O’Mahony returns to captain the side at blindside flanker and is joined by Chris Cloete and Arno Botha in the back row.

Munster’s game against Edinburgh at Musgrave Park is live on eirSport and has a 7:35pm kick off on Friday evening.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Tadhg Beirne, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony, Chris Cloete, Arno Botha.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Ciaran Parker, Fineen Wycherley, Gavin Coombes, Duncan Williams, Tyler Bleyendaal, Sammy Arnold.

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