Sunday 17 November 2019

PRO14 team news: Jed Holloway one of five Munster changes while Will Addison starts for Ulster

Jed Holloway
Jed Holloway

Des Berry

Jed Holloway is one of five Munster changes for The Ospreys at Irish Independent Park on Friday night (7.35pm).

The second row will start for the first time and is joined in the forward pack by the exciting number eight Jack O'Sullivan, making his first PRO14 start, and loose-head James Cronin.

Neil Cronin comes in to partner with Tyler Bleyendaal at half-back and Calvin Nash will play on the right flank of Munster's three-quarter line.

There are five changes to the side beaten by Cheetahs last time out as Calvin Nash, Neil Cronin, James Cronin, Jed Holloway and Jack O'Sullivan all start.

Ireland U20 scrum-half Craig Casey is another one to watch from the bench.

Meanwhile, Will Addison makes his first appearance of the season for Ulster against Cardiff Blues at Kingspan Stadium on Friday evening (KO7.35pm).

Coach Dan McFarland has decided to alter one-third of his first fifteen after a roller-coaster trip to South Africa.

Billy Burns will captain the province for the first time alongside John Cooney at half-back.

Jack McGrath will team-up with John Andrew and Tom O'Toole in the front row ahead of the aggressive back row trio of Matthew Rea, Sean Reidy and Marcell Coetzee.

MUNSTER (v Ospreys): Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; Tyler Bleyendaal, Neil Cronin; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jed Holloway, Billy Holland (capt); Jack O'Donoghue, Tommy O'Donnell, Jack O'Sullivan.

Replacements: Kevin O'Byrne, Liam O'Connor, Jeremy Loughman, Fineen Wycherley, Arno Botha, Craig Casey, JJ Hanrahan, Sammy Arnold.

ULSTER (v Cardiff): Will Addison, Craig Gilroy, Luke Marshall, James Hume, Louis Ludik, Billy Burns (Capt.), John Cooney; Jack McGrath, John Andrew, Tom O'Toole, Alan O'Connor, Kieran Treadwell, Matthew Rea, Sean Reidy, Marcel Coetzee.

Replacements: Adam McBurney, Eric O'Sullivan, Ross Kane, Sam Carter, Nick Timoney, David Shanahan, Bill Johnston, Matt Faddes.

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