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Zebo starts at fullback for Munster's Pro14 semi-final against Leinster

Johann van Grann has named a strong side for his team’s Pro14 semi-final in the RDS.

Zebo may well feature in his last ever game for the province as he departs this summer.
Zebo may well feature in his last ever game for the province as he departs this summer.
Image: Inpho/Billy Stickland

MUNSTER HAVE NAMED a strong team to face Leinster in the Guinness Pro14 semi-final at the RDS on Saturday [KO 3.15pm, Sky Sports and TG4].

Simon Zebo starts what could be his last Munster appearance at fullback while the newly crowned Irish Players’ Player of the Year, Keith Earls and Andrew Conway start on the wings.

Sammy Arnold and Rory Scannell for the centre pairing while JJ Hanrahan and Conor Murray are the half-backs.

Rhys Marshall will back down with James Cronin and John Ryan while Jean Kleyn and Billy Holland form the second row.

At the back of the pack, Peter O’Mahony will captain the side alongside Jack O’Donoghue and CJ Stander.

Munster XV to face Leinster:

15. Simon Zebo
14. Andrew Conway
13. Sammy Arnold
12. Rory Scannell
11. Keith Earls
10.  JJ Hanrahan
9. Conor Murray

1. James Cronin
2. Rhys Marshall
3. John Ryan
4. Jean Kleyn
5. Billy Holland
6. Peter O’Mahony (captain)
7. Jack O’Donoghue
8. CJ Stander

Replacements:

16. Niall Scannell
17. Dave Kilcoyne
18. Ciaran Parker
19. Gerbrandt Grobler
20. Robin Copeland
21. Duncan Williams
22. Ian Keatley
23. Darren Sweetnam

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