Friday 22 September 2017

Conor Murray set for his 100th Munster cap as Rassie Erasmus names team for PRO 12 final

22 May 2017; Conor Murray of Munster during Munster Rugby squad training at the University of Limerick in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
22 May 2017; Conor Murray of Munster during Munster Rugby squad training at the University of Limerick in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

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Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray will win his 100th cap for Munster in Saturday's PRO 12 final with the Scarlets with Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus naming Murray in the halves alongside fly-half Tyler Bleyendaal.

Erasmus has named an unchanged side from the Munster team that defeated the Ospreys 23-3 in Thomond Park last weekend as the province looks to capture their first trophy since the 2011 PRO 12 title, where they defeated interprovincial rivals Leinster 19-9 in Thomond Park.

Donnacha Ryan will once again partner Billy Holland in the second-row in what will be his final game for Munster before departing for Racing 92 next season, while Francis Saili and Jean Deysel will also play their final games for the province with Saili set to partner Rory Scannell in the centres, while Deysel will provide some cover in the second-row after being named on the bench.

Munster will take on the Scarlets from 6.15pm at the Aviva Stadium with live minute-by-minute coverage of the game here on Independent.ie.

Munster:  Simon Zebo; Andrew Conway, Francis Saili, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Donnacha Ryan, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony – capt., Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Brian Scott, Stephen Archer, Jean Deysel, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Jaco Taute.

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