Saturday 26 May 2018

Zebo facing five weeks out as Munster make two changes for Cardiff and confirm Springbok signing

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

It has been a busy day for Munster, with the province confirming the loan signing of Jaco Taute while ruling Simon Zebo out for five weeks with a rib fracture.

The electric attacker was injured in the opening stages of Munster's impressive opening day win over the Scarlets last Saturday, with the absent Ireland international one of two changes for Friday's Pro12 clash with Cardiff in Cork.

Andrew Conway comes into the team in place of Zebo, with Ian Keatley picked to start ahead of Kiwi Tyler Bleyendaal, who has a slight calf injury.

Elsewhere, the province confirmed that Springbok international centre/fullback Taute will join the team on a four month loan deal, subject to being granted a full work permit.

Here are the Munster and Cardiff teams for the clash at Irish Independent Park at 7.35pm tomorrow night.

Munster: Andrew Conway; Darren Sweetnam, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Ronan O’Mahony; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; James Cronin, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Dave Foley, Billy Holland - capt.; Dave O’Callaghan, Tommy O’Donnell, Jack O’Donoghue. Replacements: Duncan Casey, Dave Kilcoyne, Brian Scott, Donnacha Ryan, CJ Stander, Tomás O’Leary, Cian Bohane, Stephen Fitzgerald.

Cardiff Blues: D Fish; A Cuthbert, C Allen, R Lee-Lo, T James; G Anscombe, T Williams; Jenkins (capt), K Dacey; T Filise, G Earle, M Cook, J Navidi, E Jenkins, N Williams. Replacements: M Rees, R Gill, S Andrews, J Turnbull, S Warburton, L Williams, S Shingler, M Morgan.

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