Munster name team for Leinster clash

Apr 23, 2021 13:04 By radiokerrysport
Munster name team for Leinster clash Munster name team for Leinster clash
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The Munster side has been named for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup opener against Leinster at the RDS (7.35pm).

Captain Peter O’Mahony returns having recovered from a thigh injury with fellow Ireland international Shane Daly also slotting into the starting XV.

With seven changes to the squad that faced Toulouse in the Champions Cup last time out, Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, Keynan Knox, Ben Healy and Calvin Nash are named among the replacements.


Mike Haley starts at full-back with Keith Earls and Daly on either flank.

Damian de Allende and Chris Farrell form the centre partnership with Conor Murray and Joey Carbery in the half-backs.

Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and Stephen Archer pack down in the front row with Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne in the engine room.


O’Mahony, Jack O’Donoghue and CJ Stander complete the starting XV.

: Mike Haley; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Shane Daly; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O'Mahony (C), Jack O'Donoghue, CJ Stander.

: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, Keynan Knox, Fineen Wycherley, Gavin Coombes, Craig Casey, Ben Healy, Calvin Nash.

Caelan Doris and Garry Ringrose return from injury in a youthful leinster team.

Harry Byrne will start at 10 while James Ryan makes his comeback form injury from the bench.

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