Clermont make eight changes for Munster clash

Clermont-Auvergne have made eight changes to their side to take on Munster in the Heineken Cup clash at Thomond Park tomorrow.

Clermont-Auvergne have made eight changes to their side to take on Munster in the Heineken Cup clash at Thomond Park tomorrow.

Napoliani Nalaga returns from 22-day suspension for a high tackle on Jean-Baptiste Elissalde in the Test between France and the Pacific Islands.

Former Springbok Marius Joubert will play at outside centre after recovering from injury, relegating Seremaïa Baï to the bench and moving Benoit Baby to the number twelve jersey.

Alexandre Audebert and Elvis Vermeulen come into the back row and there is a completely new tight five with Jamie Cudmore moving into the second row to partner Thibault Privat.

CLERMONT-AUVERGNE (v Munster): 15 Anthony Floch, 14 Julien Malzieu, 13 Marius Joubert, 12 Benoit Baby, 11 Napoliani Nalaga, 10 Brock James, 9 Pierre Mignoni, 8 Elvis Vermeulen (capt), 7 Alexandre Audebert, 6 Julien Bonnaire, 5 Thibault Privat, 4 Jamie Cudmore, 3 Jacobus Roux, 2 Benoit Cabello, 1 Laurent Emmanuelli.

Replacements: 16 Mario Ledesma, 17 Davit Zirakashvili, 18 Christophe Samson, 19 Emmanuel Etien, 20 John Senio, 21 Seremaia Baï, 22 Grant Esterhuizen.

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