Team News: Munster name team to take on Ulster at Thomond Park

Johann Van Graan has named his Munster team to take on Ulster this Friday evening at Thomond Park (8.15pm).

7 May 2021; JJ Hanrahan of Munster scores his side’s fifth try during the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup match between Munster and Ulster at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Munster look to continue their perfect start to life in the Rainbow Cup by following up on last month’s 27-3 defeat of Leinster at the RDS.

Defence coach JP Ferreria hinted that Munster could rotate for this week’s game during the week and they have indeed gone with a blend of first team stars and some squad players who have not played as many minutes this season.

Dan Goggin comes back into the starting lineup after injury where he partners Rory Scannell in the centre and Fineen Wycherley and Chris Cloete are also selected for rare starts.

Peter O’Mahony captains the team as he starts at blindside flanker and another Lion, Conor Murray starts at scrumhalf.

South African trio CJ Stander, Jean Kleyn and Damian de Allende are all named on a strong bench.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Roman Salanoa, Jean Kleyn, CJ Stander, Nick McCarthy, Ben Healy, Damian de Allende.

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