Simon Zebo starts as Munster make seven changes for visit of Ulster

Simon Zebo starts as Munster make seven changes for visit of Ulster

Head coach Anthony Foley makes seven changes to the Munster starting XV as they prepare to welcome Ulster to Thomond Park tomorrow evening.

The red men lost away to Scarlets last weekend and will be hoping returning internationals can boost performances.

Simon Zebo starts on the ring while Donnacha Ryan is named among the replacements.

Zebo is joined in the back row by Andrew Conway at full-back and Gerhard van den Heever on the other wing. Francis Saili starts at 13, with Denis Hurley alongside him in the centre.

Ian Keatley remains on kicking duty at 10 and is joined in the half-backs by Tomás O'Leary.

James Cronin and Mike Sherry come back in and join BJ Botha in the front row, while in the second row,Dave Foley starts at 4 for the first time this season with Mark Chisholm continuing at 5.

Captain CJ Stander moves to blindside flanker with Jack O’Donoghue coming it at openside, while Robin Copeland takes up position at the base of the scrum.

New man Mario Sagario is also named among the replacements and may be in line for a Thomond debut against the Ulster men.

Munster v Ulster, Guinness PRO12 Round 6, Friday October 30 at Thomond Park - kick-off 6pm.

Munster: Andrew Conway; Simon Zebo, Francis Saili, Denis Hurley, Gerhard van den Heever; Ian Keatley, Tomás O'Leary; James Cronin, Mike Sherry, BJ Botha; Dave Foley, Mark Chisholm; CJ Stander - capt., Jack O'Donoghue, Robin Copeland.

Replacements: Duncan Casey, John Ryan, Mario Sagario, Donnacha Ryan, Jordan Coghlan, Duncan Williams, Rory Scannell, Ronan O'Mahony.

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