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Cullen At Full Back For Munster

1st December 2006 By Munster Rugby

Christian Cullen returns to the Munster side for the game against Connacht on Sunday in a selection that sees eight changes from the side that accounted for The Ospreys last time out.

Christian Cullen returns to the Munster side for the game against Connacht on Sunday in a selection that sees eight changes from the side that accounted for The Ospreys last time out.

Back into the side comes Christian Cullen, John Kelly and Barry Murphy plus five of those involved in the recent internationals, Ronan O’Gara, Frank Sheahan, Donncha O’Callaghan, David Wallace and Denis Leamy.
The Munster bench accommodates the other three Munster autumn internationals, Paul O’Connell, John Hayes and Peter Stringer while Ronan O’Gara will wear the captain’s armband on Sunday. Lifeimi Mafi reverts to inside centre to allow for the return to the starting line-up of Barry Murphy
Cullen and Horgan both picked up injuries in the game against Ulster at the end of September, Horgan made his return last weekend and Cullen’s return to full fitness allows Shaun Payne a well deserved rest

Munster: C Cullen; J Kelly, B Murphy, L Mafi, A Horgan; R O’Gara, T O’Leary; D Hurley, F Sheahan, F Pucciariello; D O’Callaghan, M O’Driscoll; A Quinlan, D Wallace, D Leamy.
Replacements: A Kyriacou, J Hayes, P O’Connell, T McGann, P Stringer, J Manning, T Halstead.

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