Graham Rowntree has named his Munster crew to tackle South Africa A in Cork on Thursday, altering seven of the XV crushed by Ulster final day trip within the URC and handing new signing Antoine Frisch his first begin.
Frisch, the Irish-qualified Frenchman, joined Munster on a three-year deal from Bristol throughout the summer time however having debuted off the bench in Cardiff in September, he was injured in South Africa when touring with Simon Easterby’s Rising Eire and it is just now that he’s poised to put on the No13 Munster shirt for the primary time.
A press release learn: “The sell-out recreation will see 41,400 supporters make their solution to Pairc Ui Chaoimh for the largest-ever attendance at a rugby recreation within the province. There are seven modifications to the aspect that confronted Ulster at Thomond Park final day trip. Jack O’Donoghue captains Munster with three academy gamers named within the squad.
“Academy lock Edwin Edogbo retains his place within the second row with Cian Hurley and Patrick Campbell among the many replacements. Antoine Frisch makes his first begin for Munster after recovering from a calf damage suffered on the Rising Eire tour to South Africa.
“Kiran McDonald companions Edogbo within the second row on his first Munster look after becoming a member of on a short-term deal final month. Simon Zebo, Ben Healy, Josh Wycherley, Roman Salanoa and Gavin Coombes additionally come into the beginning XV.”
Former All Blacks midfielder Malakai Fekitoa has been named on the bench following final weekend’s worldwide obligation with Tonga. Rory Scannell and Niall Scannell are the one two gamers within the Munster matchday 23 squad who performed within the Irish province’s final recreation in opposition to a touring aspect, the Maori All Blacks, in 2016.
MUNSTER: 15. Mike Haley; 14. Shane Daly, 13. Antoine Frisch, 12. Rory Scannell, 11. Simon Zebo; 10. Ben Healy, 9. Paddy Patterson; 1. Josh Wycherley, 2. Diarmuid Barron, 3. Roman Salanoa, 4. Edwin Edogbo, 5. Kiran McDonald, 6. Jack O’Donoghue (capt), 7. John Hodnett, 8. Gavin Coombes. Reps: 16. Niall Scannell, 17. Liam O’Connor, 18. Keynan Knox, 19. Cian Hurley, 20. Alex Kendellen, 21. Neil Cronin, 22. Patrick Campbell, 23. Malakai Fekitoa.
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