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Munster Make Five Changes

Munster Make Five Changes

Munster coach Tony McGahan has made five change to the team that started last week’s win over Cardiff for this Sunday’s Magners League showdown with Leinster at the RDS (kick-off 7pm).

Keith Earls takes over from Denis Hurley at full-back with the other change in the back-line seeing Tomas O’Leary preferred from the off to Peter Stringer, who is named on the replacements bench.

In the front row, Marcus Horan returns at loosehead prop in place of Tony Buckley.

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Meanwhile, Donncha O’Callaghan will partner the team captain Paul O’Connell in the second row and the experienced David Wallace takes the number 7 jersey from Niall Ronan, whose two tries last weekend helped Munster to a bonus point win. 

MUNSTER (v Leinster): Keith Earls; Doug Howlett, Rua Tipoki, Lifeimi Mafi, Ian Dowling; Ronan O’Gara, Tomas O’Leary; Marcus Horan, Jerry Flannery, John Hayes, Paul O’Connell (capt), Donncha O’Callaghan, Donnacha Ryan, David Wallace, Justin Melck.

Replacements: Frankie Sheahan, Federico Pucciariello, John O’Sullivan, Alan Quinlan, Peter Stringer, Paul Warwick, Barry Murphy.