Murphy and Quinlan in for Munster

Munster coach Tony McGahan has made two changes to the side that defeated Australia during the week ahead of Sunday’s Magners League clash with the Scarlets at Musgrave Park (kick-off 5.35pm).

Munster coach Tony McGahan has made two changes to the side that defeated Australia during the week ahead of Sunday’s Magners League clash with the Scarlets at Musgrave Park (kick-off 5.35pm).

Keith Earls is on international duty so Barry Murphy, who has recovered from another lengthy injury spell, comes in at outside centre.

Alan Quinlan replaces Peter O’Mahony at blindside in the only other change to the victorious midweek side.

Duncan Williams and Ian Nagle retain their spots at scrum half and lock respectively after their heroics against the Wallabies.

Meanwhile, Scarlets coach Nigel Davies has named his side that will face Munster on Sunday.

The Welsh region are without internationals Stephen Jones, Matthew Rees and new teen sensation George North, but can call on the experience of ex-All Black Regan King and capped winger Morgan Stoddart.

Sunday’s game is a top of the table affair with Munster leading the Scarlets by four points at the summit.

Munster: J Murphy; D Howlett, B Murphy, S Tuitupou, D Hurley; P Warwick, D Williams; W du Preez, D Varley, P Borlase; B Holland, I Nagle; A Quinlan, N Ronan, J Coughlan.

Subs: M Sherry, D Ryan, S Archer, P O'Mahony, T O'Donnell, C Murray, T Gleeson, S Deasy.

Scarlets: 15 Daniel Evans, 14 Morgan Stoddart, 13 Gareth Maule, 12 Regan King, 11 Lee Williams, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Martin Roberts, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Jonathan Edwards (capt), 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Dominic Day, 4 Lou Reed, 3 Peter Edwards, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Iestyn Thomas.

Replacements: 16 Emyr Phillips, 17 Phil John, 18 Simon Gardner, 19 Damian Welch, 20 Jonny Fa'amatuainu, 21 Tavis Knoyle, 22 Dan Newton, 23 Scott Williams

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