McGahan wheels out big guns for Ospreys clash

Munster coach Tony McGahan has named his side for tomorrow night’s Magners League clash with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, kick-off 6.30pm.

Munster coach Tony McGahan has named his side for tomorrow night’s Magners League clash with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, kick-off 6.30pm.

McGahan has reinstated the back-three combination of Felix Jones, Doug Howlett and Keith Earls while Lifeimi Mafi links up with Paul Warwick, who is leaving the join Stade Francais in the summer, at centre.

Ronan O’Gara captains the side from fly-half and will be joined by Conor Murray at halfback.

Marcus Horan, Damian Varley and John Hayes form an experienced frontrow with Ian Nagle packing down with Donncha O’Callaghan in the second row.

Donnacha Ryan, David Wallace and James Coughlan make up the backrow.

Meanwhile, Ospreys coach Scott Johnson has named his team for the visit of Munster.

Irish international Tommy Bowe will play at outside centre alongside James Hook.

The Welsh region is packed with internationals including Lee Byrne, Adam Jones, Alun Wyn Jones and Jonathan Thomas.

Munster: F Jones; D Howlett, L Mafi, P Warwick, K Earls; R O'Gara (C), C Murray; M Horan, D Varley, J Hayes; I Nagle, D O'Callaghan; D Ryan, D Wallace, J Coughlan.

Replacements: M Sherry, W du Preez, T Buckley, T O'Donnell, N Ronan, P Stringer, D Barnes, S Zebo.

Ospreys: Lee Byrne; Nikki Walker, Tommy Bowe, James Hook, Richard Fussell; Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Ryan Bevington, Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones, Ian Gough, Alun Wyn Jones (C); Justin Tipuric, Marty Holah, Jonathan Thomas

Replacements: Huw Bennett, Paul James, Duncan Jones, Ryan Jones, Jerry Collins, Mike Phillips, Andrew Bishop, Sonny Parker

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