Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
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Munster Team Named For Crucial Champions Cup Clash With Gloucester

Munster Team Named For Crucial Champions Cup Clash With Gloucester

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The fly half has been out injured since suffering a chest injury against Exeter Chiefs last month, but will start for Gloucester in their Champions Cup fixture at Kingsholm.

Farrell returned from injury against Connacht last week but appeared to pick up a knock during the 24-31 win in Galway, however, following a scan on his knee this week, the centre has been cleared to play and will partner Rory Scannell.

Mike Haley, Rory Scannell, Conor Murray, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer and CJ Stander all come into the side.

Mike Haley comes in at full back, in a move that sees Andrew Conway switching to the wing.

Haley will start at full-back with Andrew Conway and Keith Earls on the wings while Scannell comes back into the centres to partner Ireland global Chris Farrell.

Dave Kilcoyne and Stephen Archer join Niall Scannell in the front row.


Captain Peter O'Mahony, Tommy O'Donnell and Stander make up the Munster back row.

For opponents Gloucester, the return from injury of outhalf Danny Cipriani is the main talking point.

Pool 2 is evenly poised ahead of the weekend's clashes with all four sides vying for top spot and a quarter-final place.

Former Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler will start for Gloucester.

Pool 2 is evenly poised.

Munster Head Coach Johan van Grann has made six changes from the Connacht game for Friday night's visit to Gloucester in the Champions Cup.

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