Bleyendaal to captain Munster against the Cheetahs

Tyler Bleyendaal makes his return for Munster for Sunday’s game against the Toyota Cheetahs and will captain the team from the inside centre position in the side named by Head Coach Johann van Graan this morning.

The Kiwi hasn’t played a competitive match for the Munster senior team since February and will partnered in the centre by Sammy Arnold.

Bill Johnston gets his first PRO14 start of the season and is joined by Alby Mathewson at half back. Mike Haley, Alex Wootton and Shane Daly make up the Munster back division.

Fineen Wycherley also makes the team for his first start of the campaign in the back row and is joined there by Arno Botha and Chris Cloete.

James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne and Stephen Archer make up the front row, with Jean Kleyn and Darren O’Shea behind them in the pack. Munster’s game with the Cheetahs has a 2:45pm kick off on Sunday and is live on eirSport 2.

Munster:  Mike Haley; Shane Daly, Sammy Arnold, Tyler Bleyendaal (C), Alex Wootton; Bill Johnston, Alby Mathewson; James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Darren O’Shea; Fineen Wycherley, Chris Cloete, Arno Botha.

Replacements: Mike Sherry, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Sean O’Connor, Gavin Coombes, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Rory Scannell.

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