Conor Murray returns to Munster team to face Toulouse

Munster welcome the French giants to Thomond Park on Saturday

BY Simon Maguire 14:25 Friday 31 March 2017, 14:25 31 Mar 2017

Conor Murray. Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Munster have received a huge boost with the news Conor Murray is fit to start Saturday's Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Toulouse at Thomond Park.

He is named at half-back alongside Tyler Bleyendaal. The scrum half injured himself in Ireland's Six Nations defeat against Wales after an nasty collision with George North. 

Niall Scannell makes his 50th appearance for the province at hooker with David Kilcoyne and John Ryan starting either side of him.

Donnacha Ryan and Billy Holland are named at lock with captain Peter O’Mahony, Tommy O’Donnell and CJ Stander making up the back row.

Murray and Bleyendaal are joined in the backs with Rory Scannell and Jaco Taute named in the centre. Keith Earls and Darren Sweetnam start on the wings with Simon Zebo playing at full-back.

Rhys Marshall, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Dave O’Callaghan, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Francis Saili and Andrew Conway are all named on the bench.  


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