Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley has named his match-day 23 for Saturday’s encounter away to Scarlets, ko 2.40pm.
In making 8 changes to the side that defeated Cardiff Blues last weekend Foley calls on the services of returning internationals Tommy O’Donnell, Felix Jones and Ian Keatley, who was a late withdrawal last week due to illness.
Andrew Conway has also overcome the flu in resuming his place on the wing and the squad has been further boosted by the return of CJ Stander from injury as he takes his place in the starting XV.
There is a new front row named for the round 15 fixture with Dave Kilcoyne, Kevin O’Byrne and Stephen Archer all starting. While the other changes to the pack see Tommy O’Donnell and CJ Stander join Dave O’Callaghan in the back-row.
Ian Keatley resumes his partnership with Duncan Williams in the half-backs, while Captain Denis Hurley and Keith Earls remain in situ with Andrew Conway and Felix Jones joining Luke O’Dea in the back three.
Munster: Felix Jones; Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Denis Hurley – capt., Luke O’Dea; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Donncha O’Callaghan, Billy Holland; Dave O’Callaghan, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.
Replacements: Eusebio Guinazu, John Ryan, BJ Botha, Jack O’Donoghue, Paddy Butler, Neil Cronin, JJ Hanrahan, Ivan Dineen.
Scarlets v Munster, Guinness PRO12 Round 15, Saturday February 21st at Parc y Scarlets – KO 2:40pm.
This game will be televised on Sky Sports while you can also follow the action on Twitter: @munsterrugby #ScaVMun
Scrum Coach Jerry Flannery gave us his thoughts ahead of the Scarlets game. View it here…