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James Downey will start for Munster.
James Downey will start for Munster.

New signings set to start for Munster at weekend

James Downey, Sean Dougall and Casey Laulala are all set to make their first competitive appearance for the province.
Aug 30th 2012, 8:19 PM 1,325 4

NEW SIGNINGS JAMES Downey, Sean Dougall and Casey Laulala have all been named in the Munster team to face Edinburgh in the RaboDirect PRO12 at the weekend.

Meanwhile, another inexperienced player, Barry O’Mahony, is named on the bench, while Doug Howlett captains the team for the first time in a competitive fixture.

The game takes place at 8pm on Saturday in Murrayfield.

Munster side to face Edinburgh:

D Hurley; D Howlett (capt), C Laulala, J Downey, L O’Dea; I Keatley, D Williams; W du Preez, D Varley, BJ Botha; D O’Callaghan, B Holland; P Butler, S Dougall, J Coughlan.

Replacements: M Sherry, M Horan, S Archer, D Foley, B O’Mahony, P Stringer, S Deasy, I Dineen.

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