Sport Guinness PRO14

Monday 25 June 2018

Belgium BEL 5

Tunisia TUN 2

REPORT

South Korea KOR 1

Mexico MEX 2

REPORT

Germany GER 2

Sweden SWE 1

REPORT

England ENG 6

Panama PAN 1

REPORT

Japan JPN 2

Senegal SEN 2

REPORT

Poland POL 0

Colombia COL 3

REPORT

Saudi Arabia SAU 1

Egypt EGY 1

Ongoing

Uruguay URY 2

Russia RUS 0

Ongoing

Spain ESP

Morocco MAR

Iran IRN

Portugal POR

Denmark DNK

France FRA

Australia AUS

Peru PER

Iceland ISL

Croatia CRO

Nigeria NGA

Argentina ARG

Mexico MEX

Sweden SWE

South Korea KOR

Germany GER

Switzerland SUI

Costa Rica CRI

Serbia SRB

Brazil BRA

Senegal SEN

Colombia COL

Japan JPN

Poland POL

Panama PAN

Tunisia TUN

England ENG

Belgium BEL

Munster pick strong side to face Ospreys while Connacht name Sevens flyer at outside centre

26 November 2017; Rory Scannell of Munster scores a try despite the efforts of Giulio Bisegni during the Guinness PRO14 Round 9 match between Zebre and Munster at the Stadio Lanfranchi in Parma, Italy. Photo by Roberto Bregani/Sportsfile
26 November 2017; Rory Scannell of Munster scores a try despite the efforts of Giulio Bisegni during the Guinness PRO14 Round 9 match between Zebre and Munster at the Stadio Lanfranchi in Parma, Italy. Photo by Roberto Bregani/Sportsfile

Munster have named eight Ireland internationals in a formidable side to take on the Ospreys at Irish Independent Park tomorrow evening (5.30pm).

Johann van Graan has made two changes from the team that secured a bonus point win away to Zebre for his first home game in charge, with Ian Keatley and John Ryan slotting in at out-half and tighthead prop respectively after returning from international duty.

Simon Zebo, Darren Sweetnam and Alex Wootton form a mouthwatering back three, while James Hart gets the nod again at scrum-half, with Duncan Williams named on the bench after returning from injury.

Munster are second in Conference A after picking up six wins from nine games this season, with the Ospreys at the foot of the table following last weekend's demoralising 47-6 home loss to Glasgow.

Elsewhere, Connacht will look to bounce back from last Friday's 36-30 defeat in Cardiff when they face Zebre in Italy tomorrow (1.30pm).

Former New Zealand Sevens star Pita Ahki will make his first start at number 13 after making an eye-catching debut off the bench against the Welsh side.

Kieran Keane has brought in a new half-back pairing, with Kieran Marmion named at nine following his stint with Ireland, and Steve Crosbie selected at out-half.

Munster:

15. Simon Zebo

14. Darren Sweetnam

13. Sam Arnold

12. Rory Scannell

11. Alex Wootton

10. Ian Keatley

9. James Hart

1. Liam O’Connor

2. Rhys Marshall

3. John Ryan

4. Jean Kleyn

5. Billy Holland (captain)

6. Jack O’Donoghue

7. Chris Cloete

8. Robin Copeland

Replacements:

16. Kevin O’Byrne

17. Brian Scott

18. Stephen Archer

19. Darren O’Shea

20. Sean O’Connor

21. Duncan Williams

22. JJ Hanrahan

23. Calvin Nash

Connacht:

15. Tiernan O’Halloran

14. Cian Kelleher

13. Pita Ahki

12. Tom Farrell

11. Matt Healy

10. Steve Crosbie

9. Kieran Marmion

1. Denis Buckley

2. Shane Delahunt

3. Finlay Bealham

4. Ultan Dillane

5. James Cannon

6. Eoghan Masterson

7. James Connolly

8. John Muldoon (Capt)

16. Dave Heffernan

17. Peter McCabe

18. Conor Carey

19. Cillian Gallagher

20. Naulia Dawai

21. James Mitchell

22. Jack Carty

23. Eoin Griffin

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