Munster make six changes for rescheduled Champions Cup trip to Paris

Munster make six changes for rescheduled Champions Cup trip to Paris
Conor Murray returns to the starting XV.

Munster head coach Anthony Foley has made six changes from the side that defeated Ulster last weekend for tomorrow’s Champions Cup encounter.

The province travel to take on Stade Francais in their rescheduled match and have been boosted by some big names returning from injury.

Dave Foley, Keith Earls, Conor Murray and Andrew Conway have all overcome respective knocks to take their places in the starting XV.

Conway returns to take charge at full-back, with Simon Zebo and Earls returning to the left and right wings respectively.

Rory Scannell and Francis Saili make up an unchanged midfield pairing, Murray re-joins Ian Keatley in the half backs.

Dave Kilcoyne, Mike Sherry and BJ Botha all remain in an unchanged front row, while in the second row Foley resumes his partnership with Mark Chisholm.

CJ Stander captains the side from the back row.
CJ Stander captains the side from the back row.

Tommy O'Donnell makes his first European appearance of the season, joining captain CJ Stander and a returning Robin Copeland in the back row.

Stade Francais v Munster at the Stade Jean Bouin, European Champions Cup Round 2 (rescheduled), Saturday January 9 - kick-off 4.45pm (Irish time)

Munster team: Andrew Conway; Keith Earls, Francis Saili, Rory Scannell, Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Mike Sherry, BJ Botha; Dave Foley, Mark Chisholm; Robin Copeland, Tommy O'Donnell, CJ Stander - capt.

Replacements: Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Mario Sagario, Billy Holland, Jack O'Donoghue, Tomás O'Leary, Denis Hurley, Ronan O'Mahony.

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