Home Rugby Carbery & Murray Begin Munster Partnership During Visit Of Castres

Carbery & Murray Begin Munster Partnership During Visit Of Castres

Munster have made two changes for the visit of Top 14 champions, Castres, to Thomond Park on Sunday for their Heineken Champions Cup clash with CJ Stander and Joey Carbery returning to the side.

Mike Haley starts at full-back with free-scoring Andrew Conway and Keith Earls completing the back three.

Rory Scannell and Chris Farrell continue their centre partnership with Conor Murray and Carbery paired together in the red of Munster for the first time in the half-backs.

The tight five are unchanged with Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and John Ryan in the front row with Tadhg Beirne and Billy Holland in the engine room.

CJ Stander Munster

Peter O’Mahony captains the side from the back row with Chris Cloete and the returning Stander completing the side.

Jeremy Loughman, Ciaran Parker and Fineen Wycherley are in line to make their Champions Cup debuts off the bench.

Munster are currently top of Pool 2 following their draw away to Exeter and their win over Gloucester in October. Castres lie in second place, two points behind the province.

Kick off in Limerick on Sunday is 1pm. The game will be shown live on BT Sport.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Tadhg Beirne, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Ciaran Parker, Fineen Wycherley, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, JJ Hanrahan, Sammy Arnold.

 

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About Marisa Kennedy

Marisa Kennedy
Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter