Thursday 18 January 2018

Keith Earls misses out for return Saracens game

CASEY Laulala replaces the injured Keith Earls for Munster for their Heineken Cup match against Saracens at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

While the Ireland international trained in Limerick earlier this week he later complained of groin trouble and withdraws.

It means Laulala can recreate the centre partnership he had with James Downey for the Racing Metro and Edinburgh games.

Simon Zebo, BJ Botha, Dave O'Callaghan came through training this morning in Cork despite injury doubts.

James Coughlan will win his 100th cap in the game which kicks off at 2pm.

MUNSTER: F Jones; D Howlett capt, C Laulala, J Downey, S Zebo; R O'Gara, C Murray; D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, BJ Botha; D O'Callaghan, D Ryan; Dave O'Callaghan, P O'Mahony, J Coughlan.

Replacements: D Varley, W du Preez, S Archer, B Holland, P Butler, D Williams, I Keatley, L O'Dea.

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