Wallace benched for Aironi clash

David Wallace has been named on the Munster bench for their RaboDirect PRO12 encounter with Aironi in Italy on Sunday (3pm).

David Wallace has been named on the Munster bench for their RaboDirect PRO12 encounter with Aironi in Italy on Sunday (3pm).

It marks Wallace’s first inclusion in a match day squad all season after suffering a knee injury when tackled by Manu Tuilagi in an international match last August.

Mike Sherry makes his first start since September having suffered an ankle injury in a club game at that time.

Also included in the starting XV is Simon Zebo who missed the game in Newport through international commitment while Tomas O'Leary's call up to Ireland side means a place on the bench for Academy player Cathal Sheridan.

At half back, Duncan Williams and Scott Deasy have been handed a rare opportunity to impress from the outset with Ian Keatley named on the bench.

Felix Jones continues his run in the starting team having been named at fullback while new signing Save Tokula makes his second start in two games partnering Mafi in midfield.

Munster: F Jones, D Hurley, S Tokula, L Mafi, S Zebo; S Deasy, D Williams; W du Preez, M Sherry, S Archer; B Holland, M O'Driscoll capt; Dave O'Callaghan, T O'Donnell, P Butler.

Replacements: D Fogarty, M Horan, BJ Botha, I Nagle, D Wallace, C Sheridan, I Keatley, L O'Dea.

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