O’Driscoll makes four Munster A changes

Munster A coach Mick O’Driscoll makes four personnel changes from last weekend’s British & Irish Cup for this afternoon’s clash with Worcester Warriors (Sixways, 3pm).

Niall Scannell and Christy Condon have starts alongside Alan Cotter in the front row. Midleton’s Condon is promoted from the bench to starting tighthead, while Scannell makes his first appearance of the season after successfully rehabbing a fractured wrist. The rest of the pack remain unchanged with Shane Buckley and Sean McCarthy partnering up in the second row, while Paddy Butler, Barry O’Mahony and captain Jack O’Donoghue form the back row at 6, 7 and 8 respectively. Cathal Sheridan and Rory Scannell make up the half-back pairing again this weekend with the backline seeing some personnel and positional changes. Johne Murphy comes in at outside centre to partner Niall Kenneally in the midfield, while in the back three Ronan O’Mahony switches to the right wing, with Luke O’Dea’s move to full-back presenting left winger Greg O’Shea with a first start in the competition.

WORCESTER WARRIORS: P Humphreys, J Stephenson, M Stelling, R Fatiaki, D Hammond, T Eden, JB Bruzulier (C), O Fainga’anuku, B Sowrey, J Rees, S Kerry, D O’Shea, R de Carpentier, S Betty, H Taylor.

Replacements: J Singleton, V Rapava Ruskin, M Daniels, A Boyce, G de Cothi, J Hughes, J Watkins.

MUNSTER A: L O’Dea, R O’Mahony, J Murphy, N Kenneally, G O’Shea; R Scannell, C Sheridan; A Cotter, N Scannell, C Condon, S Buckley, S McCarthy; P Butler, B O’Mahony, J O’Donoghue (C).

Replacements: M Abbott, R Burke, D Moloney, R Murphy, J Glynn, T Quinlan, D Goggin.


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