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Munster bring Peter O'Mahony and JJ Hanrahan back for Scarlets scrap

Anthony Foley has made eight changes to his side after the win over Leinster.

O'Mahony at Munster training this. week.
O'Mahony at Munster training this. week.
Image: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

THE RETURN OF captain Peter O’Mahony heads up eight changes made by Anthony Foley after Munster’s win over Leinster last week.

O’Mahony featured as a second half replacement in Dublin, but will lead the side out against Scarlets at Thomond Park tomorrow (KO 19.35).

The captain is one of five new additions to the pack with only Dave Foley, Tommy O’Donnell and CJ Stander avoiding the rotation.

Behind the scrum Conor Murray will be partnered by JJ Hanrahan at half-back. Andrew Conway is replaced by Gerhard van den Heever on the wing and Ivan Dineen comes into the centre in place of Denis Hurley.

Argentinian hooker Eusebio Guinazu is set to make his Munster debut as he is named on a bench that also contains Johne Murphy, Robin Copeland, Donncha O’Callaghan and James Cronin.

Munster: Felix Jones, Gerhard van den Heever, Andrew Smith, Ivan Dineen, Simon Zebo; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Kevin O’Byrne, BJ Botha; Dave Foley, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony – capt, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Eusebio Guinazu, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Donncha O’Callaghan, Robin Copeland, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Johne Murphy.

Scarlets: Liam Williams; Harry Robinson, Gareth Owen, Scott Williams (Capt), Kristian Phillips; Rhys Priestland, Aled Davies: Phil John, Kirby Myhill, Rhodri Jones; Jake Ball, Johan Snyman; Aaron Shingler,  John Barclay, Rory Pitman.

ReplacementsEmyr Phillips, Rob Evans, Samson Lee, George Earle, James Davies, Rhodri Williams, Steven Shingler, Michael Tagicakibau.

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