Both Munster & Leinster have announced their sides for their games in the 6th Round of the Heineken Cup this weekend. Marcus Horan returns for Munster and Christian Warner for Leinster.
Both Munster and Leinster have announced their sides for their
games in the 6th Round of the Heineken Cup this weekend. Marcus Horan returns
for Munster and Christian Warner for Leinster.
Munster are at home to Bourgoin this Saturday at 5pm in Thomond Park. Alan
Gaffney will decide closer to Saturday on whether Jeremy Staunton or Shaun Payne
will start at XV.
Munster (v Bourgoin, Thomond Park, Saturday Jan 31st at 5pm):
Shaun Payne/Jeremy Staunton, John Kelly, Mike Mullins, Rob Henderson, Anthony
Horgan, Ronan ‘Gara, Peter Stringer, Marcus Horan, James Blaney, John Hayes,
Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell, Jim Williams (capt.), David Wallace, Anthony
Replacements: Gordon McIlwham, Jerry Flanery, David Pusey, Stephen
Keogh, Eoin Reddan, Jason Holland, Jeremy Staunton/Mossie Lawlor.
Full Details at: www.munsterrugby.ie
Leinster are away to Biarritz this weekend, speaking at today’s press conference
in Old Belvedere, coach Gary Ella said that he was pleased with his side’s preparations
as they bid to seal a quarter-final place against Biarritz.
“I’m looking forward to the game. Our sole aim is to win. This week has
been a bit more relaxed in training because it has been a matter of freshening
guys up to allow them to get back to full fitness.
“Biarritz are a tough team and Saturday will be a tense game. They were
caught a little bit off guard in the match at Lansdowne Road, but their defence
is a lot more organised, as they showed against Cardiff and Sale.”
Leinster Lions (v Biarritz, Parc des Sports Aguilira, Saturday
Jan 31st at 4pm):
15: Girvan Dempsey 14: John McWeeney 13: Gordon D’Arcy 12: Shane Horgan 11:
Brendan Burke 10: Christian Warner 9: Brian O’Meara 1: Reggie Corrigan (Captain)
2: Shane Byrne 3: Peter Coyle 4: Malcolm O’Kelly 5: Ben Gissing 6: Aidan McCullen
7: Keith Gleeson 8: Victor Costello.
Replacements: 16: Enda Bohan 17: Gavin Hickie 18: Aidan Kearney
19: Shane Jennings 20: Brian O’Riordan 21: Matthew Leek 22: David Quinlan.
Full Details at: www.leinsterrugby.ie