David Wallace, who was a surprising omission from the Ireland Rugby World Cup squad has been named in the Munster back-row for the clash tonight (7.30) with Llanelli Scarlets
David Wallace, who was a surprising omission from the Ireland Rugby World Cup squad has been named in the Munster back-row for the clash with Llanelli Scarlets in Thomond Park (7.30) . Wallace will be part of a formidable unit that includes Denis Leamy on the blindside and captain Jim Williams at number 8.
Munster. Jeremy Staunton; Mossie Lawlor, Mike Mullins, Jason Jones-Hughes, Shaun Payne; Killian Keane, Eoin Reddan; Simon Kerr, Jerry Flannery, Martin Cahill; Trevor Hogan, Eddie Halvey; Denis Leamy, David Wallace, Jim Williams (capt).
Replacements: Martin McPhail, Colm McMahon, Frank Murphy, Stephen Keogh, Donal Sheahan, Andy Long, Jody Danaher.
Llanelli Scarlets. Barry Davies; Tal Selley, Matthew J Watkins, Leigh Davies (capt), Richard Rees; Gareth Bowen, Mike Phillips; David Maddocks, Aled Gravelle, John Davies; Adam Jones, Chris Wyatt; Emyr Lewis, Ian Boobyer, Scott Quinnell.
Replacements: Nathan Williams, Rhys Williams, Bryn Griffiths, Vernon Cooper, Dale Burn, Ceiron Thomas, Gavin Evans.
Connacht coach Michael Bradley has named an unchanged side, from the one that defeated Edinburgh, for the trip to the Arms Park and the game with Cardiff Blues, (Saturday 5.30pm). He makes just one change on the bench with Fabian Boiroux being called up for the injured Dan McFarland.
Connacht. Mark McHugh; Conor McPhillips, Darren Yapp, Tim Allnutt (capt.), Wayne Munn; Eric Elwood, Chris Keane; Warren O’Kelly, Bernard Jackman, Adrian Clarke; Damian Browne, Andrew Farley; Michael Swift, John O’Sullivan, Matt Lacey
Replacements: John Fogarty, Fabian Boiroux, Mike McCarthy, Mick Carroll, Conor O’Loughlin, David Hewitt, Ted Robinson.
Ulster, looking to open their Celtic League account after defeat in Wales last weekend will have Adam Larkin and Kieran Campbell at half back for the game in Ravenhill against Glasgow on Friday (7.35pm). They also welcome back from injury James Topping and Tony McWhirter.
Ulster. Bryn Cunningham; James Topping, Ryan Constable, Shane Stewart, Scott Young; Adam Larkin, Kieran Campbell; Ronan McCormack, Matt Sexton, Rod Moore; Matt Mustchin, Rowan Frost; Andy Ward (capt), Neil McMillan, Tony McWhirter.
Replacements: Paul Shields, Bryan Young, Matt McCullough, Neil Best, Reece Spee, Seamus Mallon, Tommy Bowe.
Leinster Lions are expected to name their side for the game against Celtic Warriors later today (Thursday).