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No place for new Uruguayan prop as Munster change 8 for Scarlets trip

Jordan Coghlan makes his first competitive start but Mario Sagaro is left out of the matchday 23.

David Johnston starts alongside Denis Hurley in midfield.
David Johnston starts alongside Denis Hurley in midfield.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

JORDAN COGHLAN WILL make his first competitive start for Munster tomorrow night.

Anthony Foley has made eight changes for the trip to Parc y Scarlets, with Coghlan handed his opportunity in the back row following his try-scoring cameo last week.

Robin Copeland will start in the second row for the first time while the other change in the pack sees Duncan Casey named at hooker.

There are a further five changes in the backs with Cathal Sheridan and Tyler Bleyendaal forming the half-back partnership, and Denis Hurley and academy prospect David Johnston paired in midfield.

Stephen Fitzgerald starts on the right wing in place of Shane Monahan while there is good news too concerning Ronan O’Mahony, named among the replacements for the first time since his recovery from injury.

New signing Mario Sagaro misses out on the matchday 23. The prop, who started all of Uruguay’s World Cup games, has joined on a three-month contract.

Munster (v Scarlets)

15. Andrew Conway
14. Stephen Fitzgerald
13. David Johnston
12. Denis Hurley
11. Gerhard van den Heever
10. Tyler Bleyendaal
9. Cathal Sheridan

1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Duncan Casey
3. BJ Botha
4. Robin Copeland
5. Mark Chisholm
6. Dave O’Callaghan
7. Jordan Coghlan
8. CJ Stander (c)


16. Niall Scannell
17. James Cronin
18. John Ryan
19. Dave Foley
20. Shane Buckley
21. Tomás O’Leary
22. Ian Keatley
23. Ronan O’Mahony

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