Zebo, Murray and Earls in Munster side to face Leicester Tigers

A strong back-row has been named for the Champions Cup clash

BY Raf Diallo 13:26 Friday 9 December 2016, 13:26 9 Dec 2016

Simon Zebo and Conor Murray ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Simon Zebo returns at full back while Keith Earls is on the wing for Munster's European Champions Cup meeting with Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park on Saturday.

Darren Sweetnam will start on the opposite flank.

Tyler Bleyendaal and Connor Murray are in the half backs while Donnacha Ryan and CJ Stander come into the second row and back row respectively.

Stander is in a strong back-row, featuring captain Peter O'Mahony and Tommy O'Donnell.

Jaco Taute and Rory Scannell make up the centre partnership.

Ian Keatley, Jack O'Donoghue and Andrew Conway are the options from the bench.

Munster are currently on five points after a bonus point win over Glasgow Warriors at home. 

That puts them level on points with the Scottish side and one clear of Leicester, although Munster has played a game fewer than both.

Munster starting XV: Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Donnacha Ryan, Billy Holland; Peter O'Mahony, Tommy O'Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Thomas Du Toit, Stephen Archer, Jean Kleyn, Jack O'Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Andrew Conway



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