McGahan rings changes for Scarlets clash

Munster coach Tony McGahan has named his side for Saturday’s Magners League match against the Scarlets at the Parc Y Scarlets, kick-off 6.15pm.

Munster coach Tony McGahan has named his side for Saturday’s Magners League match against the Scarlets at the Parc Y Scarlets, kick-off 6.15pm.

The side shows a string of changes from the one which defeated Brive in the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final match last weekend.

Felix Jones, Doug Howlett and Keith Earls, who were electric as a back three combination in France, are replaced by Paul Warwick, Simon Zebo and Danny Barnes.

Johne Murphy comes into the centre to partner Lifeimi Mafi with Sale-bound Kiwi Sam Tuitupou dropping to the bench.

Declan Cusack forms a new-look half back partnership with veteran scrumhalf Peter Stringer while Marcus Horan comes into the frontrow alongside Mike Sherry and Ex-UCC tighthead Stephen Archer.

Donnacha Ryan links up with Mick O’Driscoll in the second row with Tommy O’Donnell, Niall Ronan and Denis Leamy forming the backrow.

Munster: P Warwick; S Zebo, J Murphy, L Mafi, D Barnes; D Cusack, P Stringer; M Horan, M Sherry, S Archer; D Ryan, M O'Driscoll T O'Donnell, N Ronan, D Leamy (C)

Replacements: D Fogarty, D Hurley, J Hayes, A Quinlan, P Butler, D Williams, S Tuitupou, S Deasy.

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