The Munster Rugby team to play Zebre has been announced

Jan 28, 2022 13:01 By radiokerrysport
The Munster Rugby team to play Zebre has been announced The Munster Rugby team to play Zebre has been announced
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The Munster team to play Zebre in Parma on Saturday has been announced.

Johann Van Grann has made 11 changes to the side that defeated Wasps last week.

Jack O'Donoghue will captain the side.


Jean Kleyn keeps his place on the line up as he is set to make his 100th Munster appearance.

Jack Flannery will start at out-half for the first timw while winger Calvin Nash returns from injury for the first time since September.

Matt Gallagher, Nash and Shane Daly form a back three with a centre partnership of Dan Goggin and Liam Coombes.


Neil Cronin and Flannery are the half-backs.

Jeremy Loughman, Diarmuid Barron and Keynan Knox will make up the front row with Kleyn and Fineen Wycherley in the engine room.

Captain Jack O'Donoghue, John Hondett and Jack O'Sullivan complete the starting 15.


Munster Academy trio Scott Buckley, Alex Kendellen and Oaddy Patterson are among those on the bench.

Replacements: Scott Buckley, Josh Wycherley, Roman Salanoa, Thomas Ahern, Alex Kendellen, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Chris Farrell.

Ulster can move above Leinster into second in the United Rugby Championship table this evening.


However, they’re shorn of their international contingent for the visit of Scarlets.

Kick-off at Kingspan Stadium is at 7.35.

Saracens director of rugby union Mark McCall is to take a short break from the game on medical grounds.


The Ulsterman been in charge of the team for the past decade, masterminding five Premiership titles and three European crowns.

A club statement says "Mark will be given all the support he needs and asks form everyone to respect his privacy".


Academy second row Joe McCarthy will make his Leinster debut in Cardiff tomorrow night.

Tiernan O’Halloran is set to become the fourth player to reach 200 caps for Connacht when Glasgow Warriors visit the Sportsground tomorrow afternoon.

There’s a senior debut for Academy graduate Cathal Forde at out-half, with prop Denis Buckley among the replacements after returning from a serious knee injury.

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