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Carbery begins as Eire gamers return

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Joey Carbery has been most well-liked to Jack Crowley at out-half for Munster’s interprovincial derby in opposition to Connacht on Saturday.

Crowley, who made his first Eire begin in final weekend’s win over Australia, has been named among the many replacements.

Tadhg Beirne makes his fiftieth Munster look whereas fellow Eire internationals Peter O’Mahony and Craig Casey additionally return to the beginning line-up, with Antoine Frisch handed his first BKT United Rugby Championship begin.

Jean Kleyn companions Beirne within the second row after recovering from a rib damage.

Munster head coach Graham Rowntree has named six forwards on the bench together with Jeremy Loughman, Gavin Coombes and Edwin Edogbo.

Bundee Aki begins for Connacht

Connacht additionally welcome again nearly all of their Eire contingent with Bundee Aki making his first begin of the season.

Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham and Cian Prendergast come into the pack, the place Josh Murphy companions Gavin Thornbury within the second row.

Mack Hansen misses out with a thigh damage whereas Tiernan O’Halloran can be sidelined, so John Porch switches to full-back and Byron Ralston begins on the wing.

Caolin Blade and captain Jack Carty type the half-back mixture whereas Aki companions Tom Farrell in midfield as Connacht chase a fourth win in 5 video games in opposition to Munster.

Connacht have additionally opted for a six-two break up on the bench, with Kieran Marmion and Conor Fitzgerald offering backline cowl.

Münster:Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Antoine Frisch, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; Joey Carbery, Craig Casey; Josh Wycherley, Diarmuid Barron, Roman Salanoa; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (capt), John Hodnett, Alex Kendellen

Replacements: Niall Scannell, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Edwin Edogbo, Jack O’Donoghue, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Gavin Coombes

Connecht: John Porch; Ryron Ralston, Tom Farrell, Bundee Aki, Alex Wooton; Jack Carty, Caolin Blade; Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham; Josh Murphy, Gavin Thornbury; Cian Prendergast, Conor Olvier, Jarrad Butler

Replacements: Shane Delahunt, Peter Dooley, Jack Aungier, Niall Murphy, Oisin Dowling, Kieran Marmion, Conor Fitzgerald, Paul Boyle

Ronan Kelleher makes his first look since September

Leinster welcome Rónan Kelleher again from damage for Saturday’s sport in opposition to Glasgow Warriors on the RDS, dwell on RTÉ1 and RTÉ Participant, whereas Harry Byrne might make his first look of the season.

Kelleher has recovered from the hamstring drawback that noticed him miss Eire’s autumn Checks and packs down between Ed Byrne and Thomas Clarkson within the entrance row.

Joe McCarthy, who made his Eire debut within the win over Australia, companions Ross Molony within the second row, with Scott Penny and Max Deegan becoming a member of captain Rhys Ruddock within the again row.

Ross Byrne, who got here off the bench to kick the profitable penalty for Eire in opposition to the Wallabies, resumes his half-back partnership with Luke McGrath whereas Charlie Ngatai and Liam Turner are named in midfield.

Ryan Baird and Byrne are named among the many replacements after returning to full coaching this week.

Leinster: Jamie Osborne; Rob Russell, Liam Turner, Charlie Ngatai, Dave Kearney; Ross Byrne, Luke McGrath; Ed Byrne, Ronan Kelleher, Thomas Clarkson; Ross Molony, Joe McCarthy; Rhys Ruddock (capt), Scott Penny, Max Deegan

Replacements: John McKee, Michael Milne, Vakh Abdaladze, Jason Jenkins, Ryan Baird, Cormac Foley, Harry Byrne, Chris Cosgrave

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