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Three Changes For Munster’s Final Pool Game

Three Changes For Munster’s Final Pool Game

Munster complete their British & Irish Cup Pool B campaign with a game against Scottish side Heriot’s at Musgrave Park on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm).

Munster currently lie second in the table, on 17 points, one point behind Bristol. However, Bristol have completed their programme and with just one side advancing from Pool B to the April semi-finals, the minimum Munster require is one point having already defeated Bristol.

Coaches Anthony Foley and Ian Costello once again maintain consistency in selection, with just three changes from the side that came from 12-0 down at half-time to beat Neath 21-12 at the Gnoll last time out.

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Two of those changes come about as a result of injury. Centre Tom Gleeson, who got injured in the Neath game, is replaced by Richmond clubman Mike Kelliher, while hooker Mick Sherry returns from injury in place of Sean Henry.

Billy Holland came on as a second half replacement at the Gnoll and not surprisingly keeps the number 6 jersey on the strength of a good performance then and an equally impressive showing last weekend in the Magners League game against the Dragons.

Foley and Costello have their young and talented side playing an exciting brand of rugby and the game affords the province’s supporters the opportunity to see first hand the next generation of Munster players in action.

MUNSTER (v Heriot’s): Danny Riordan (UL Bohemians); Danny Barnes (Dolphin), Mike Kelleher (Richmond), Scott Deasy (Cork Constitution), Ciaran O’Boyle (Garryowen); Declan Cusack (Thomond), Duncan Williams (Cork Constitution); Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians), Mike Sherry (Garryowen), Stephen Archer (Cork Constitution), Dave Foley (UL Bohemians), Ian Nagle (Cork Constitution), Billy Holland (Cork Constitution), Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution) (capt), Nick Williams (Dolphin).

Replacements: Sean Henry (UL Bohemians), Pa O’Regan (UL Bohemians), Neville Melbourne (Clonmel), Ed Kelly (UL Bohemians), Conor Murray (Garryowen), Jeremy Manning (Cork Constitution), Sean Scanlon (UCC).