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Familiar faces! O'Callaghan and Stringer named to start against Munster tomorrow night

The Irish rugby greats will be in action for Worcester Warriors in the pre-season clash.

Donncha O'Callaghan and Peter Stringer Munster rugby greats Donncha O'Callaghan and Peter Stringer Source: James Crombie

MUNSTER WILL FACE a couple of familiar faces when they travel to take on Worcester Warrriors in tomorrow night’s pre-season clash at Sixways Stadium.

Donncha O’Callaghan has been playing for Worcester since 2015 and he’s been joined for this season by Peter Stringer.

The pair were key members during Munster’s glory days in European rugby but will line out against the province tomorrow night.

Source: OfficialWarriorsTV/YouTube

O’Callaghan has been named in the second row and was today confirmed as club captain for the 2017/18 season while 39-year-old Stronger forms a half-back combination with Sam Olver.

Munster have named a strong side with 14 members of the senior squad set to start. Academy player Liam O’Connor completes the starting side when he will line out in the front row alongside Rhys Marshall and Stephen Archer.

Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has handed newcomers Gerbrandt Grobler and Chris Farrell their first starts for the province while other new faces on the bench include Ciaran Parker and James Hart.

Tomorrow night’s game kicks off at 7.30pm.

Munster

15. Stephen Fitzgerald
14. Darren Sweetnam
13. Chris Farrell
12. Jaco Taute
11. Alex Wootton
10. Tyler Bleyendaal
9. Duncan Williams

1. Liam O’Connor
2. Rhys Marshall
3. Stephen Archer
4. Jean Kleyn
5. Gerbrandt Grobler
6. Billy Holland
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. Jack O’Donoghue

Replacements:

16. Mike Sherry
17. Brian Scott
18. James Rochford
19. Sean O’Connor
20. Ronan Coffey
21. Gavin Coombes
22. Sean McCarthy
23. James Hart
24. Ian Keatley
25. Dan Goggin
26. Ciaran Parker
27. David Johnston

Worcester Warriors

15. Josh Adams
14. Perry Humphreys
13. Wynand Olivier
12. Jackson Willison
11. Dean Hammond
10. Sam Olver
9. Peter Stringer

1. Ryan Bower
2. Jack Singleton
3. Biyi Alo
4. Donncha O’Callaghan (captain)
5. Pierce Phillips
6. Matt Cox
7. Sam Lewis
8. GJ van Velze

Replacements:

16. Joe Taufete’e
17. Joe Wrafter
18. Stefan Thorp
19. Christian Scotland-Williamson
20. Huw Taylor
21. Jonny Arr
22. Tom Heathcote
23. Tom Howe
24. Matti Williams
25. Darren Barry
26. Alafoti Faosiliva
27. Will Butler
28. Jamie Shillcock
29. Ben Howard

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