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Tommy O'Donnell to captain Munster for the first time against Maori All Blacks

Rassie Erasmus has made four changes to his side.

RASSIE ERASMUS HAS made four changes to his Munster side ahead of tomorrow night’s historic encounter with the Maori All Blacks.

Tommy O’Donnell is set to captain his province for the first time in the Thomand Park clash. He also starts at blindslide for the first time since February 2014.

Tommy O'Donnell with Wiehahn Herbst and Rob Herring Tommy O' Donnell in action against Ulster.

Three changes are seen in the pack.  James Cronin comes back into the front row with John Madigan making his first start of the season in the second row.

Oliver returns with captain O’Donnell and Robin Copeland making positional switches to form a new look back row.

The last change comes at half back where Ian Keatley comes in to partner Duncan Williams, while the midfield and back three remain the same.

Meanwhile, three players are in line to make their Munster debut.  New signing Te Aihe Toma is included on the bench, along with academy players Sean O’Connor and John Foley.


15. Andrew Conway
14. Darren Sweetnam
13. Jaco Taute
12. Rory Scannell
11. Ronan O’Mahony
10. Ian Keatley
9. Duncan Williams

1. James Cronin
2. Niall Scannell
3. Stephen Archer
4. John Madigan
5. Darren O’Shea
6. Tommy O’Donnell©
7. Conor Oliver
8. Robin Copeland


16. Rhys Marshall
17. Peter McCabe
18. Brian Scott
19. Sean O’Connor
20. John Foley
21. Te Aihe Toma
22. Dan Goggin
23. Alex Wootton

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