Six changes in Munster team for crunch Champions Cup tie with Gloucester

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has made six changes to his starting lineup for their crucial Champions Cup clash with Gloucester at Kingsholm tomorrow evening.

Peter O’Mahony captains the team that welcomes Rory Scannell, Mike Haley, Conor Murray, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer and CJ Stander back into the starting XV.

Haley is named at full back with Keith Earls and Andrew Conway either side of him on the left and right wings respectively.

Chris Farrell has recovered from a knew problem to take his place at outside centre alongside Scannell. Murray returns at scrum half to partner Joey Carbery.

Niall Scannell gets the nod over fit again Rhys Marshall and he will pack down in between Kilcoyne and Archer.

Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne start in the second row, while O’Mahony is joined by Tommy O’Donnell and CJ Stander in the back row.

Gloucester have also named their team for the game and are boosted by the return of Danny Cipriani, while former Munster second row, Gerbrandt Grobler, also starts.

The game at Kingsholm has a 7:45pm kick off and is live on BT Sport.

MUNSTER: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Billy Holland, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, Tyler Bleyendaal, Dan Goggin.

Social Sharing

Posted in

Crucial weekend for local All Ireland League teams as end of season nears

There are only three games remaining in the league stage of the All Ireland League Division 1A and ...
Read More

WATCH: Johann van Graan on focusing on present and returning internationals

Munster welcome Zebre to Thomond Park on Saturday evening with the Six Nations now behind the Irish internationals. ...
Read More

WATCH: Munster’s Rhys Marshall discusses Zebre clash and improving fitness

With a largely forgettable Six Nations over us, attention now reverts back to the domestic scene with Munster ...
Read More

The Breakdown EP94: Six Nations Post Mortem & Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater

We look back on a poor campaign for Ireland and why we shouldn't throw the baby out with ...
Read More

WATCH: Hanrahan on Munster itching to get Scarlets loss out of their system

JJ Hanrahan says that Munster are fully focused on getting back to winning ways when they welcome Zebre ...
Read More

WATCH: Johann van Graan focusing on the positives from defeat to the Scarlets

Munster return to Pro14 action this Saturday evening when they welcome Italian side Zebre to Thomond Park. A ...
Read More

The Breakdown EP93: Six Nations Showdown Preview & U20s take Grand Slam

With the Six Nations coming to a climax this weekend, we look at Ireland's chances in Wales as ...
Read More

Seven Munster players named in Irish Women’s squad for Welsh test

Ireland Women's coach Adam Griggs has selected seven Munster players in his squad that plays Wales in their ...
Read More