URC quarter-final: Munster make four changes, Ulster just one
Munster and Ulster have named their side’s for tomorrow inaugural United Rugby Championship Quarter-Final at Kingspan Stadium.
Peter O’Mahony returns to captain Munster and is one of four personnel changes to the side that faced Leinster in the final regular game of the season.
There’s a positional switch for Fineen Wycherley who returns to the second row to pack down with Jean Kleyn.
Meanwhile, Ulster’s John Cooney will make his 100th appearance for the men in white, starting at nine in a familiar half-back pairing with Billy Burns.
Stuart McCloskey and James Hume will make up the midfield partnership while Stewart Moore is the only change to the starting XV that defeated Cell C Sharks two weeks ago, and he is named at full-back. Joining him in the back three are Ethan McIlroy and Rob Baloucoune.
MUNSTER: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley, Peter O’Mahony (C), Alex Kendellen, Gavin Coombes.
ULSTER: (15 – 9)Stewart Moore, Rob Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Ethan McIlroy, Billy Burns, John Cooney; (1-8) Andrew Warwick, Rob Herring, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (Capt.), Marcus Rea, Nick Timoney, Duane Vermeulen.
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