Tokula to debut against Dragons

On the day that Mick O'Driscoll makes his 200th appearance for Munster, Save Tokula will make his first, in the side that takes on Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade tomorrow (6.30pm).

On the day that Mick O'Driscoll makes his 200th appearance for Munster, Save Tokula will make his first, in the side that takes on Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade tomorrow (6.30pm).

With Danny Barnes out through injury, Tokula, who arrived in Cork last Sunday week, lines out in the centre alongside Lifeimi Mafi, in a backline that shows just two changes in personnel from last weekend.

Simon Zebo's involvement with the national squad all week renders him unavailable so Luke O'Dea comes into the starting XV in his place.

Up front Dave Foley replaces Billy Holland at lock while Denis Fogarty replaces Damien Varley - who was also involved with the Irish squad - and Stephen Archer starts in place of BJ Botha.

Meanwhile, Dragons captain Luke Charteris is fit and named in the Dragons squad for the first time since returning from the Rugby World Cup with Wales.

Munster: F Jones; L O'Dea, S Tokula, L Mafi, J Murphy; I Keatley, T O'Leary; M Horan, D Fogarty, S Archer; D Foley, M O'Driscoll capt; Dave O'Callaghan, T O'Donnell, J Coughlan.

Replacements: Mike Sherry, W du Preez, BJ Botha, B Holland, P Butler, D Williams, S Deasy, Denis Hurley.

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