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Saturday 21 July 2018

Chris Cloete returns as Munster name strong side for trip to face Racing 92

9 December 2017; Chris Cloete of Munster in action against Telusa Veainu of Leicester Tigers during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 Round 3 match between Munster and Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
9 December 2017; Chris Cloete of Munster in action against Telusa Veainu of Leicester Tigers during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 Round 3 match between Munster and Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Johann van Graan has made four changes to his Munster team to take on Racing 92, with captain Peter O'Mahony and the in-form Chris Cloete returning to the back row.

The other two changes also come in the pack, with Stephen Archer and Billy Holland named at tighthead prop and second row respectively.

The backline is unchanged and features seven Ireland internationals, with Munster fans no doubt hoping that their dangerous attack can thrive in the confines of Racing's U Stadium.

In one of the game's most interesting sub-plots, Simon Zebo will be playing in the ground where he will run out next season for Racing 92.

The game kicks off at 3.15pm on Sunday.

Munster: Simon Zebo; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, James Cronin, John Ryan, Darren O’Shea, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Alex Wootton.

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