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Saili starts ahead of Taute with Munster and Scarlets unchanged for Pro12 final

The Welsh side are completely unchanged from last weekend’s semi-final win over Leinster.

FRANCIS SAILI HAS retained Munster’s 13 shirt for the Guinness Pro12 final against the Scarlets tomorrow at the Aviva Stadium [KO 6.15pm, TG4/Sky Sports].

Jaco Taute is again restricted to a place on the bench, as Rassie Erasmus opts for exactly the same match day 23 that saw Munster overcome the Ospreys in last weekend’s final.

Francis Saili leaves the pitch Saili is leaving Munster this summer. Morgan Treacy / INPHO Morgan Treacy / INPHO / INPHO

Brian Scott is the replacement loosehead again, with James Cronin failing to overcome injury.

Meanwhile, Wayne Pivac has also named the exact same Scarlets 23 that beat Leinster in last weekend’s semi-final at the RDS.

Irishman Tadhg Beirne starts in the second row, while Steff Evans is on the wing after his red card against Leinster was rescinded.


15. Simon Zebo
14. Andrew Conway
13. Francis Saili
12. Rory Scannell
11. Keith Earls
10. Tyler Bleyendaal
9. Conor Murray

1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Niall Scannell
3. John Ryan
4. Donnacha Ryan
5. Billy Holland
6. Peter O’Mahony (captain)
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. CJ Stander


16. Rhys Marshall
17. Brian Scott
18. Stephen Archer
19. Jean Deysel
20. Jack O’Donoghue
21. Duncan Williams
22. Ian Keatley
23. Jaco Taute


15. Johnny McNicholl
14. Liam Williams
13. Jonathan Davies
12. Scott Williams
11. Steff Evans
10. Rhys Patchell
9. Gareth Davies

1. Rob Evans
2. Ryan Elias
3. Samson Lee
4. Lewis Rawlins
5. Tadhg Beirne
6. Aaron Shingler
7. James Davies
8. John Barclay (captain)


16. Emyr Phillips
17. Wyn Jones
18. Werner Kruger
19. David Bulbring
20. Will Boyde
21. Jonathan Evans
22. Hadleigh Parkes
23. DTH Van Der Merwe

Referee: Nigel Owens [WRU].

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