Published: 14:20 | 9/10/20

Munster make seven changes


Munster have named a much-changed side for their PRO14 clash with Edinburgh at Thomond Park on Saturday night (LIVE on eir sport 1 from 7.15pm).

There are seven changes in all from the side that claimed a last minute 30-27 victory over Scarlets in the opening round last weekend.

CJ Stander captains the side in place of Peter O'Mahony who is rested for this game.

One of the heroes of last weekend's victory, Ben Healy starts at out-half with Craig Casey again named at nine.

Alex McHenry makes his first Guinness PRO14 start and is named alongside Rory Scannell in the centre.

New signing Matt Gallagher makes his Munster debut. He is named on the left wing, with Andrew Conway on the right and MIke Haley at full-back.

Jeremy Loughman comes into the front row alongside Rhys Marshall and John Ryan, while Fineen Wycherley, who made a significant impact off the bench last week, joins Tadhg Beirne in the second row.

Tommy O’Donnell is named at openside, with Jack O’Donoghue moving to the blindside.

Conor Murray is named on the bench following his recovery from a thigh injury.

Munster: Mike Haley, Andrew Conway, Alex McHenry, Rory Scannell, Matt Gallagher, Ben Healy, Craig Casey, Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan, Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne, Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, James Cronin, Roman Salanoa, Gavin Coombes, John Hodnett, Conor Murray, Jack Crowley, Dan Goggin.

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