Friday 26 May 2017

McGahan to give youth a fling

MUNSTER are set to field an experimental side against Connacht after announcing an extremely youthful extended squad for Sunday's Magners League clash at the Sportsground, writes Hugh Farrelly.

Coach Tony McGahan names his team tomorrow and, while the 29-man panel includes 12 of the side that started last weekend's Heineken Cup quarter-final win over Northampton, a clutch of British and Irish Cup and Academy players are also named.

Ireland U-20 star Simon Zebo (pictured), promising Cork Con flanker Peter O'Mahony and prop Dave Ryan are just some of the names that could feature in Galway as McGahan looks certain to rest some of his frontline performers ahead of the following weekend's home clash with the Ospreys. That match in Thomond Park will be used as a warm-up for their Heineken Cup semi-final clash with Biarritz on May 2.

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