Cian Bohane to make first start for Munster against Edinburgh

Cian Bohane to make first start for Munster against Edinburgh
Cian Bohane starts at inside centre.

Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has made five personnel changes for tomorrow's PRO12 encounter against Edinburgh at Thomond Park with centre Cian Bohane in line to make his first competitive start for the province.

Bohane's inclusion in the starting XV sees the Corkman form a brand new centre partnership with returning international Keith Earls who has made a speedy recovery from the tight hamstring that saw him withdrawn from last weekend's encounter in Newport.

Elsewhere, Dave Kilcoyne will make his first start of the season in the front row while the return of Dave O'Callaghan at sic sees captain Billy Holland revert to the second row.

The final change comes in the back three with Ian Keatley to start at full back.

Successfully rehabbing a neck injury, Stephen Archer is included in the matchday squad for the first time this season.

Munster v Edinburgh at Thomond Park, Saturday September 24 - kick-off 3pm.

Munster team: Ian Keatley; Darren Sweetnam, Keith Earls, Cian Bohane, Ronan O'Mahony; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland - capt.; Dave O'Callaghan, Jack O'Donoghue, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Duncan Casey, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Donnacha Ryan, Conor Oliver, Duncan Williams, Dan Goggin, Alex Wootton.

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