Three Changes For Munster Ahead Of Hosting Racing 92 In Champions Cup

Munster’s Head Coach Johan van Grann has made three changes for their Champions Cup meeting with Racing 92 in Thomond Park.

JJ Hanrahan is named at out half while Tadhg Beirne and Jack O’Donoghue are included among the pack.

Tyler Bleyendaal, Billy Holland and Tommy O’Donnell make way while Alby Mathewson is among the replacements and is set to play his last game for the province.

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Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan will both start for Racing 92 against their former team.

Kick-off at Thomond Park tomorrow is 5.30pm.

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Mike Haley starts at full-back with Andrew Conway and Keith Earls on either flank.

Rory Scannell and Chris Farrell continue their centre partnership with Conor Murray and Hanrahan in the half-backs.

Last week’s Man of the Match Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell and John Ryan pack down in the front row.

Beirne partners Jean Kleyn in the engine room with O’Donoghue named in a back row that also includes captain Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander.

Alby Mathewson is among the replacements and is set to play his last game for the province.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Fineen Wycherley, Alby Mathewson, Dan Goggin, Arno Botha.