Tommy O'Donnell to make his 100th Pro12 appearance for Munster this weekend

The Tipperary star will start at openside flanker against Glasgow Warriors on Friday

BY Newstalk 12:57 Thursday 1 December 2016, 12:57 1 Dec 2016

Tommy O'Donnell. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr

Munster have made six changes for Friday night's away trip to Glasgow Warriors in round 10 of the Guinness Pro12.

Returning international Peter O'Mahony comes back in to captain the side with Tommy O'Donnell in line to make his 100th Guinness Pro12 appearance. The Tipperary native made his Championship debut off the bench against Scarlets in September 2007.

Four personnel changes are seen in the pack. Niall Scannell returns at hooker, Jean Kleyn and Billy Holland start in the second row and O'Mahony comes back in at 6. The Munster captain's return sees Jack O'Donoghue make the positional switch to number 8.

The final two personnel changes are made in the half backs and midfield with Ian Keatley and Rory Scannell starting at out half and inside centre respectively. Consequently Jaco Taute reverts to outside centre.

Named among the replacements, Donnacha Ryan is another to make a return from international action while scrum half Te Aihe Toma could make his competitive debut for the province.

Munster team and replacements to play Glasgow Warriors:

(15-9): Andrew Conway, Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Ronan O'Mahony, Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams.

(1-8): Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn, Bill Holland, Peter O'Mahony (capt), Tommy O'Donnell, Jack O'Donoghue.

Replacements (16-23): Rhys Marshall, Thomas du Toit, Stephen Archer, Donnacha Ryan, Robin Copeland, Te Aihe Toma, Dan Goggin, Alex Wootton.

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