Jack O'Donoghue in for the injured Tommy O'Donnell as Munster name team to face Glasgow Warriors

The Scannell brothers continue in their starting roles, while Keith Earls starts on the wing

BY Newstalk 13:36 Friday 13 January 2017, 13:36 13 Jan 2017

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Jack O'Donoghue will start in place of the injured Tommy O'Donnell as Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus makes four changes to the side that beat Racing 92 last week.

On an emotional return to Paris, Munster ran out convincing winners over the Top 14 side and now sit in pole position to progress to the knockout stages of the competition.

In the front row loose-head prop Dave Kilcoyne starts this weekend with Niall Scannell and John Ryan continuing at hooker and tight-head respectively.

Donnacha Ryan switch sides in the second row with the Tipperary lock joined by Jean Kleyn, who has overcome last week's illness to make his first European start for the province.

Captain Peter O'Mahony and CJ Stander continue at blindside and number 8. Conor Murray and Tyler Bleyendaal are again the half-back pairing, with no change to the midfield partnership of Rory Scannell and Jaco Taute.

The Scannell brothers notably retain their place within the squad and have recent performances to thank for turning heads in the rugby community.

Keith Earls start on the wing this week joining last week's try scorers Andrew Conway and Simon Zebo in the back three.

Munster XV to face Glasgow Warriors

(15-9): Simon Zebo; Andrew Conway, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray;

(1-8): Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Donnacha Ryan; Peter O'Mahony Capt., Jack O'Donoghue, CJ Stander.


(16-23): Rhys Marshall, James Cronin, Thomas Du Toit, Dave Foley, Billy Holland, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Francis Saili.

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