Monday 11 December 2017

Rob Penney makes eight changes for Ospreys clash

Donncha O'Callaghan
Donncha O'Callaghan

With a number of players on international duty, Rob Penney has made eight changes to his team for tomorrow evening's clash with the Ospreys at Thomond Park.

Donncha O'Callaghan has been cleared to play by the international setup and starts in the second row.

Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, BJ Botha, Dave Foley and Dave O’Callaghan all come into the pack.

In the back division, winger Ronan O’Mahony keeps his place for his first competitive game at Thomond Park.

Ian Keatley replaces JJ Hanrahan who moves to the replacements and he is partnered at half-back by Duncan Williams.

Felix Jones returns at full-back after a slight ankle sprain ruled him out of action last weekend, with Johne Murphy moving to the right wing in place of Andrew Conway who is suffering from bruised ribs.

The centre partnership of Ivan Dineen and Casey Laulala remains intact.

Munster team to face the Ospreys: (15-9); Felix Jones; Johne Murphy, Casey Laulala, Ivan Dineen, Ronan O’Mahony; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; (1-8) Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley(c), BJ Botha; Donncha O’Callaghan, Dave Foley; Dave O’Callaghan, Sean Dougall, CJ Stander.

Replacements: (16-23); Duncan Casey, James Cronin, John Ryan, Billy Holland, James Coughlan, Cathal Sheridan, JJ Hanrahan, Cian Bohane.

Irish Independent

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