Friday 20 April 2018

Peter O'Mahony returns to Munster starting XV for trip to face Glasgow Warriors

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Rassie Erasmus has made six changes to his team for the trip to Scotstoun to face the Glasgow Warriors tomorrow evening (kick-off 7.35pm).

Peter O'Mahony returns to skipper the side while Tommy O'Donnell is set to make his 100th appearance for the province at openside flanker.

Four personnel changes are seen in the pack. Niall Scannell returns at hooker, Jean Kleyn and Billy Holland start in the second row and O'Mahony comes back in at 6. The Munster captain's return sees Jack O'Donoghue make the positional switch to number 8.

The final two personnel changes are made in the half backs and midfield with Ian Keatley and Rory Scannell starting at out half and inside centre respectively. Consequently Jaco Taute reverts to outside centre.

Named among the replacements, Donnacha Ryan is another to make a return from international action while scrum half Te Aihe Toma could make his competitive debut for the province.

Munster XV: (15-9) Andrew Conway; Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Ronan O'Mahony; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; (1-8) Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn, Bill Holland; Peter O'Mahony - capt., Tommy O'Donnell, Jack O'Donoghue.

Replacements: (16-23) Rhys Marshall, Thomas du Toit, Stephen Archer, Donnacha Ryan, Robin Copeland, Te Aihe Toma, Dan Goggin, Alex Wootton.

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