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Ian Keatley starts at out-half in one of two changes for Munster

Rassie Erasmus and his side will be aiming for a second consecutive win when they face Cardiff Blues.

Ian Keatley pictured in training at UL this week.
Ian Keatley pictured in training at UL this week.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

DIRECTOR OF RUGBY Rassie Erasmus has made two changes in personnel to his Munster starting line-up for tomorrow night’s meeting with Cardiff Blues.

After last weekend’s victory away to Scarlets in their opener, Munster will be aiming to continue their positive start to their Guinness Pro12 campaign at Musgrave Park [7.35pm] against a Cardiff side who were comprehensive winners against Edinburgh.

Both changes come in the backline, where injuries have forced Erasmus to perform some surgery on his team. With a fractured rib ruling Simon Zebo out for around five weeks, Andrew Conway will start at full-back in Cork tomorrow night.

Elsewhere, Ian Keatley has been promoted from the bench to the number 10 shirt to replace Tyler Bleyendaal, who’s suffering from a mild calf strain.

CJ Stander is also in line to feature after being named among the replacements.

Munster (v Cardiff Blues)

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

1. James Cronin
2. Niall Scannell
3. John Ryan
4. Dave Foley
5. Billy Holland (captain)
6. Dave O’Callaghan
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. Jack O’Donoghue

Replacements:

16. Duncan Casey
17. Dave Kilcoyne
18. Brian Scott
19. Donnacha Ryan
20. CJ Stander
21. Tomas O’Leary
22. Cian Bohane
23. Stephen Fitzgerald

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