Monday 26 February 2018

Dave Kilcoyne wins 100th cap as Foley names Munster team for clash with Scarlets

Dave Kilcoyne in action for Munster
Dave Kilcoyne in action for Munster

David Kilcoyne will win his 100th cap as Anthony Foley goes with an unchanged side to face Scarlets tomorrow.

Kilcoyne will start alongside Niall Scannell and Stephen Archer in the front row in a match that Munster must win to guarantee Champions Cup rugby next season.

Dave Foley and Billy Holland continue in the second row with the back row trio of Dave O'Callaghan, Tommy O'Donnell and captain CJ Stander - this week historically named IRUPA Players' Player of the Year and Supporters' Player of the Year - again completing the pack.

Conor Murray and Johnny Holland take charge at half back with Rory Scannell in line to make his final appearance as an academy player. The centre who progresses to the senior squad in July will make his 20th PRO12 appearance of the season in starting alongside Francis Saili in midfield.

Keith Earls and Andrew Conway are again named on the wings with this season's joint top try scorer Simon Zebo - alongside Mike Sherry - remaining at full-back.

Munster: Simon Zebo; Andrew Conway, Francis Saili, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Johnny Holland, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Dave Foley, Billy Holland; Dave O'Callaghan, Tommy O'Donnell, CJ Stander - capt.

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