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Bleyendaal at midfield in one of four Munster changes for Leinster clash

JJ Hanrahan, Chris Farrell and Keith Earls also come into the side for the trip to Lansdowne Road.

Rassie Erasmus Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus on the training ground at UL on Wednesday. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

DIRECTOR OF RUGBY Rassie Erasmus has named his Munster starting line-up for tomorrow afternoon’s Guinness Pro14 clash with Leinster at the Aviva Stadium [KO 2.00pm, Sky Sports Arena/Main Event, TG4].

While the pack is unchanged from last weekend’s win against Cardiff Blues, Erasmus has made four personnel adjustments in the backline.

Rory Scannell and Alex Wootton drop down to the bench, while Darren Sweetnam and the injured Jaco Taute aren’t included in the matchday squad.

Erasmus has opted to start with JJ Hanrahan at full-back, with Andrew Conway and Keith Earls — who’ll be making his first appearance of the season — on the wings.

Ian Keatley retains his place at out-half so Tyler Bleyendaal has been named in the centre alongside Chris Farrell.


15. JJ Hanrahan
14. Andrew Conway
13. Chris Farrell
12. Tyler Bleyendaal
11. Keith Earls
10. Ian Keatley
9. Conor Murray

1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Niall Scannell
3. John Ryan
4. Robin Copeland
5. Billy Holland
6. Peter O’Mahony (captain)
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. CJ Stander


16. Rhys Marshall
17. Liam O’Connor
18. Stephen Archer
19. Mark Flanagan
20. Jack O’Donoghue
21. Duncan Williams
22. Rory Scannell
23. Alex Wootton

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