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5 changes to Munster team after Scarlets defeat as they get set for trip to face Cardiff
Rassie Erasmus has shuffled his side for tomorrow’s game.

MUNSTER HAVE RUNG the changes for tomorrow’s Guinness Pro12 clash away to Cardiff Blues with five alterations for the game at Cardiff Arms Park (17.15pm, Sky Sports 2).

pjimage Andrew Conway and Rory Scannell return to the Munster starting XV.

In the pack Darren O’Shea comes in to partner captain Billy Holland and Robin Copeland has recovered from a thumb injury to be named at number 8.

Ian Keatley starts at outhalf with Rory Scannell and Andrew Conway also returning to the starting side.

Francis Saili, Dan Goggin and Conor Oliver all drop to the bench while Tyler Bleyendaal was unavailable for selection due to managing player load and illness means Dave Foley misses the weekend game.

Academy player Fineen Wycherley is named on the bench for the second consecutive week and is in line to win his first senior cap.

Fineen Wycherley James Crombie / INPHO Fineen Wycherley at Munster training this week James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

Munster (v Cardiff Blues):

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

1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Rhys Marshall
3. Stephen Archer
4. Darren O’Shea
5. Billy Holland (captain)
6. Dave O’Callaghan
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. Robin Copeland

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Replacements:

16. Kevin O’Byrne
17. Peter McCabe
18. Brian Scott
19. Fineen Wycherley
20. Conor Oliver
21. Abrie Griesel
22. Dan Goggin
23. Francis Saili

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