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Keatley and Carter in the 10 shirts as Kleyn bolsters pack for Munster's clash with Racing

Tyler Bleyendaal and Niall Scannell will miss the crucial Champions Cup clash through injury.

Image: Inpho/Billy Stickland

OUTGOING MUNSTER DIRECTOR Rassie Erasmus has made three changes, two of them enforced, to his side for tomorrow’s Champions Cup pool clash with Racing 92 (kick-off 17.30, Sky Sports).

A neck injury for Tyler Bleyendaal has kept him out of the province’s home bow in European competition, giving Ian Keatley the reins at out-half with JJ Hanrahan among the replacements after playing with the A side last week.

Hooker Niall Scannell also misses out with a thumb injury so Rhys Marshall comes into the front row with Kevin O’Byrne hoping to make his European debut from the replacements.

The big boost for Munster is the return to fitness of second row Jean Kleyn, who missed the trip to Castres as he completed recovery from a neck problem. The South African joins Billy Holland in the engine room with emergency signing from Saracens Mark Flanagan edged back to the bench.


15. Simon Zebo
14. Darren Sweetnam
13. Chris Farrell
12. Rory Scannell
11. Keith Earls
10. Ian Keatley
9. Conor Murray

1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Rhys Marshall
3. Stephen Archer
4. Jean Kleyn
5. Billy Holland
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. CJ Stander


16. Kevin O’Byrne
17. Liam O’Connor
18. John Ryan
19. Mark Flanagan
20. Jack O’Donoghue
21. Duncan Williams
22. JJ Hanrahan
23. Andrew Conway

Racing 92

15. Pat Lambie
14. Joe Rokocoko
13. Henry Chavancy
12. Anthony Tuitavke
11. Louis Dupichot
10. Dan Carter
9. Maxime Machenaud

1. Eddy Ben Arous
2. Camille Chat
3. Ben Tameifuna
4. Bernard Le Roux
5. Leone Nakarawa
6. Wenceslas Lauret
7. Yannick Nyanga
8. Antonie Claassen


16. Dimitri Szarzewski
17. Viliamu Afatia
18. Census Johnston
19. Baptiste Chouzenoux
20. Edwin Maka
21. Teddy Iribaren
22. Remi Tales
23. Albert Vulivuli

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