Sunday 30 April 2017

Rassie Erasmus makes three changes as Munster chase Champions League home comforts

Tommy O’Donnell returns to the Munster starting team against Racing 92
Tommy O’Donnell returns to the Munster starting team against Racing 92

Rassie Erasmus has made three changes as Munster look for a win against Racing 92 that would guarantee them a home draw in the last eight of the Champions Cup.

Tommy O'Donnell, James Cronin and Ronan O'Mahony all come into the starting 15 for tomorrow's sold-out clash at Thomond Park (kick off 5.30).

O'Donnell returns from injury to start as Jack O'Donoghue moves to the bench and Cronin is given the nod at loose-head prop with Dave Kilcoyne moving to the replacements.

O'Mahony, Munster's top try-scorer so far this season, takes the place of Keith Earls in the only change to the backline with the Moyross man not included after taking a knock to his ribs in training earlier this week.

Munster: Simon Zebo; Andrew Conway, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Ronan O'Mahony; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray; James Cronin, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Donnacha Ryan; Peter O'Mahony (Capt), Tommy O'Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Dave Kilcoyne, Thomas du Toit, Billy Holland, Jack O'Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Francis Saili.

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