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Munster name team for Champions Cup trip to Sale

September 16, 2020

first_imgAnd winger Andrew Conway makes his first European appearance for Munster; he’s part of a back three that includes Simon Zebo and returning full-back Felix Jones.However, in some bad news for the province, following a meeting with a specialist, it has been confirmed that forward Damien Varley requires further treatment on his left foot, and is scheduled to undergo surgery next week.The hooker, who returned against Leinster two weeks ago, reported discomfort after the game and has now been ruled out for the immediate future.Munster XV (v Sale Sharks, Saturday, 1:00): Felix Jones, Andrew Conway, Andrew Smith, Denis Hurley, Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Duncan Casey, Stephen Archer; Dave Foley, Paul O’Connell; Peter O’Mahony – capt, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ StanderReplacements: Eusebio Guinazu, James Cronin, BJ Botha, Billy Holland, Robin Copeland, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Gerhard van den Heever Head Coach Anthony Foley has once again included Tipperary’s Tommy O’ Donnell and Dave Foley in a team that shows seven changes from the side that beat the Scarlets last week.Duncan Casey will make his first start in Europe at hooker, with Dave Kilcoyne and Stephen Archer either side of him.Elsewhere, Conor Murray and Ian Keatley form the half-back pairing, while Denis Hurley returns at inside centre to partner Andrew Smith in midfield.last_img

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