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10 changes to Munster team for Champions Cup trip to Paris to face Racing 92

Murray, Bleyendaal, Zebo and O’Mahony amongst those who return.

MUNSTER HAVE MADE 10 changes for tomorrow’s rescheduled Champions Cup game against Racing 92 in Paris [KO 3.45pm, Sky Sports], as they seek to build on their recent Pro12 victories over Leinster and Connacht.

Tyler Bleyendaal and Conor Murray Tyler Bleyendaal and Conor Murray are both back in action for Munster Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

From the side that saw off Connacht last weekend, Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has shaken up his team.

Into the pack come Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Donnacha Ryan, captain Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander. Billy Holland makes a positional switch to the second row while Tommy O’Donnell has overcome an ankle injury to start at openside.

Conor Murray and Tyler Bleyendaal return to form a half-back partnership while Rory Scannell, Jaco Taute and Simon Zebo are all back in the starting side as well.

Keith Earls is named amongst the replacements and is in line for his 50th European appearance for the province. Both Jean Kleyn and Thomas Du Toit have been ruled out due to illness.

Keith Earls Munster's Keith Earls Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Munster:

15. Simon Zebo
14. Andrew Conway
13. Jaco Taute
12. Rory Scannell
11. Ronan O’Mahony
10. Tyler Bleyendaal
9. Conor Murray

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

Replacements:

16. Rhys Marshall
17. Dave Kilcoyne
18. Stephen Archer
19. Dave Foley
20. Jack O’Donoghue
21. Duncan Williams
22. Keith Earls
23. Francis Saili

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