Munster face Ulster in their last round game of the season on Saturday in Thomond Park.
With the squad’s strength in depth Munster Head Coach Rob Penney has made a total of 10 personnel changes to the starting line-up that comprehensively defeated Edinburgh last weekend.
In the front row Dave Kilcoyne and Damien Varley come in for James Cronin and Duncan Casey respectively with John Ryan retaining his place at tight-head. Duncan Casey, who was replaced after 30 minutes against Edinburgh, met with a specialist yesterday and is undergoing surgery today on his right shoulder.
Dave Foley teams up with Paul O’Connell in the second row while Paddy Butler moves from 8 to 6 with Sean Dougall and no.8 James Coughlan completing the back row.
Duncan Williams starts alongside Ian Keatley in the half backs, while the midfield sees the return of James Downey and Casey Laulala. Simon Zebo switches back to the 11 jersey with Gerhard Van Den Heever on the opposite wing and Felix Jones occupies the full back position having sat out last weekend’s Edinburgh encounter.
Munster v Ulster, Sat May 10th, Thomond Park, Limerick. KO 18:30. To purchase tickets online please click here.
Munster XV: Felix Jones, Gerhard Van Den Heever, Casey Laulala, James Downey, Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley – Capt, John Ryan; Dave Foley, Paul O’Connell; Paddy Butler, Sean Dougall, James Coughlan. Replacements: Quentin MacDonald, James Cronin, Alan Cotter, Billy Holland, Tommy O’Donnell, Conor Murray, JJ Hanrahan, Keith Earls