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Published 21/01/2011 | 05:00

Munster v Esher

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Dooradoyle, 7.30

AFTER their impressive victory over Ali Williams and Nottingham last Friday, Munster 'A' take on more English opposition with Esher visiting Garryowen's Dooradoyle ground this evening.

Much of the discourse which followed the senior side's exit from the Heineken Cup has focused on the next generation, and while Tony McGahan has resisted the urge to make swingeing changes for the Thomond Park visit of London Irish tomorrow, he'll get a chance to run the rule over his young talent tonight.

Anthony Foley's men came away from Meadow Lane with a 15-14 win last weekend thanks to five Scott Deasy penalties, but the Cork Constitution full-back has received the call-up to the senior squad and is replaced by Sean Scanlon.

Foley has largely kept faith with the same pack that impressed last weekend, with a space left at second-row. In the backline, Duncan Williams gets a start ahead of Conor Murray at scrum-half, while speedster Simon Zebo lines out on the wing.

Bottom side Esher come to Limerick on the back of 13 losses in their last 15 matches.

Verdict: Munster

MUNSTER -- S Scanlon; D Barnes, I Dineen, T Smith, S Zebo; D Cusack, D Williams; D Kilcoyne, S Henry, S Archer; AN Other, D Foley; B Holland (capt), T O'Donnell, P Butler. Reps: D Casey, P Borlase, D O'Callaghan, B O'Hara, C Murray, JJ Hanrahan, C Hircock.

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