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Foley rings the changes for Munster's clash with Cardiff Blues

O’Mahony, Cronin, Sherry, Foley and Copeland all get the nod for tomorrow night.

Munster head coach Anthony Foley.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

THE MUNSTER TEAM that will face Cardiff Blues tomorrow night at the Arms Park (7.15pm) shows five changes from the side that started the win against Newport Gwent Dragons a fortnight ago.

A bonus-point win against ninth-placed Cardiff in the rearranged fixture in Wales would see Munster move back into the top four in the Guinness Pro12 at the expense of Ulster.

With Simon Zebo on international duty for Ireland’s Six Nations clash with Scotland this weekend, he’s replaced on the wing by Ronan O’Mahony.

The other four changes are in the pack. James Cronin and Mike Sherry start in the front-row ahead of Dave Kilcoyne and Niall Scannell, Dave Foley replaces Mark Chisholm in the second-row, and Robin Copeland comes into the back-row for Ireland’s Tommy O’Donnell.

Munster (v Cardiff Blues)

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

1. James Cronin
2. Mike Sherry
3. John Ryan
4. Dave Foley
5. Billy Holland (captain)
6. Jack O’Donoghue
7. Dave O’Callaghan
8. Robin Copeland


16. Niall Scannell
17. Dave Kilcoyne
18. Stephen Archer
19. Sean McCarthy
20. Jordan Coghlan
21. Cathal Sheridan
22. Johnny Holland
23. David Johnston

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