Munster name side to face Dragons

Munster head coach Anthony Foley has made seven changes to his starting 15 for their trip to Wales on Friday night.

Munster name side to face Dragons

Munster head coach Anthony Foley has made seven changes to his starting 15 for their trip to Wales on Friday night.

The men in red play the Newport Gwent Dragons in the PRO12 without many of their international players.

Hooker Eusebio Guinazu makes his first start for Munster while BJ Botha is replaced by Stephen Archer at tight-head.

Robin Copeland was released back to the province after making his Ireland debut from the bench last weekend and starts at number 8. Sean Dougall starts at openside flanker with Paddy Butler moved to blindside.

Ian Keatley was also released by Joe Schmidt and starts at 10 with Cathal Sheridan beside him.

Denis Hurley and Andrew Smith form the centre partnership while Ronan O'Mahony and Andrew Conway are named out wide.

In the most notable positional switch Foley has started JJ Hanrahan at full-back for the first time.

Munster team in full: JJ Hanrahan; Andrew Conway, Andrew Smith, Denis Hurley, Ronan O'Mahony; Ian Keatley, Cathal Sheridan; John Ryan, Eusebio Guinazu, Stephen Archer; Donncha O'Callaghan Capt., Billy Holland; Paddy Butler, Sean Dougall, Robin Copeland.

Replacements: Duncan Casey, Alan Cotter, BJ Botha, Dave O'Callaghan, CJ Stander, Duncan Williams, Pat Howard, Johne Murphy.

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