Munster team named to face Ulster

The Munster team has been named by Head Coach Johann van Graan for tomorrow evening’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Ulster at Thomond Park (5.35pm).
Mike Sherry and James Cronin will both earn their 100th Munster caps in the clash with Sherry captaining the side for the first time since 2013.

Stephen Fitzgerald makes his second start of the season at full-back with Ireland international Darren Sweetnam and Academy winger Calvin Nash on the flanks.

Young Player of the Year Sammy Arnold keeps his place in the side and is joined in midfield by Dan Goggin.

Scrum-half Duncan Williams returns to the starting XV having made a speedy recovery from injury with JJ Hanrahan at out-half.

Sherry and Cronin are joined in the front row by Brian Scott with Gerbrandt Grobler and Darren O’Shea in the engine room.

Dave O’Callaghan, Conor Oliver and Robin Copeland make up the back row.

Rhys Marshall, Jeremy Loughman and Stephen Archer provide the front row cover with Player of the Year nominee Jean Kleyn and Jack O’Donoghue completing the forward replacements.

James Hart, Bill Johnston and Academy centre Shane Daly, an Ireland 7s international, are the backline substitutes with Daly in line to make his senior debut for Munster.

Munster: Stephen Fitzgerald; Calvin Nash, Sammy Arnold, Dan Goggin, Darren Sweetnam; JJ Hanrahan, Duncan Williams; James Cronin, Mike Sherry (C), Brian Scott; Gerbrandt Grobler, Darren O’Shea; Dave O’Callaghan, Conor Oliver, Robin Copeland.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Jean Kleyn, Jack O’Donoghue, James Hart, Bill Johnston, Shane Daly.

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