Tuesday 21 November 2017

Dan Carter ruled out of Champions Cup clash with Munster while Irishmen make one change

Dan Carter
Dan Carter

David Smith

Dan Carter will not play against Munster in the Champions Cup this weekend.

The former All Black has missed the last two games due to a calf injury, and hasn't recovered in time for the visit of Munster on Sunday.

The out-half attended a French anti-doping hearing on Wednesday along with two teammates, after news broke that traces of banned corticosteroid substances were found in urine samples taken from the trio.

The other two players involved, Joe Rokocoko and Juan Imhoff, will both start for the French club, who are favourites for Pool One.

Racing 92 have made four changes from the team which beat Stade Francais last weekend in the Top 14, with Henry Chavancy, Johannes Goosen,  Camille Chat and Ben Tameifuna coming into the side.

Racing 92:

15. Brice Dulin

14. Joe Rokocoko

13. Anthony Tuitavake

12. Henry Chavancy

11. Juan Imhoff

10. Johannes Goosen

9. Maxime Machenaud (captain)

1. Eddy Ben Arous

2. Camille Chat

3. Ben Tameifuna

4. Leone Nakarawa

5. Manuel Carizza

6. Wenceslas Lauret

7. Yannick Nyanga

8. Chris Masoe

Munster XV: Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Ronan O'Mahony; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Donnacha Ryan, Billy Holland; Peter O'Mahony - capt., Tommy O'Donnell, CJ Stander.

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