Double blow for Munster as team named for Exeter Chiefs
“On the injury front, Peter O’Mahony and Joey Carbery were both unavailable for selection,” said Munster in a statement. “A hamstring complaint has ruled out O’Mahony with the Munster captain to be reassessed on Monday ahead of the return fixture at Thomond Park.
“Carbery presented with a low-grade leg/knee injury following the Leinster clash but is expected to make his return to full training on Monday.”
The Limerick-based side have already lost star No.8 Gavin Coombes for the fixture. Coombes was removed from the action last weekend against Leinster and is unlikely to play again this season.
“Gavin Coombes has undergone surgery on the ankle injury he suffered against Leinster and has been ruled out until May.”
Jack O’Donoghue captains the province in the Champions Cup for the first time. There’s a total of eight changes to the side that were defeated by Leinster in the United Rugby Championship derby.
The highly-rated Ben Healy starts in place of Carbery at 10.
MUNSTER: Mike Haley; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Simon Zebo; Ben Healy, Conor Murray; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Donoghue (C), John Hodnett, Alex Kendellen.
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