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Earls ready to roll as Munster make five changes for Treviso visit

Over 17,000 tickets have been sold for tomorrow’s Champions Cup clash.

Keith Earls completed the RTP protocols and starts on the wing.
Keith Earls completed the RTP protocols and starts on the wing.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

KEITH EARLS HAS been cleared to start in Munster’s European Champions Cup opener tomorrow evening.

Earls suffered a concussion during the final moments of the dramatic win in Edinburgh but has completed the return to play protocols and starts on the wing.

Head coach Anthony Foley makes five changes with over 17,000 tickets already sold for Treviso’s visit to Thomond Park (5.15pm).

Fresh from agreeing a contract extension until June 2016, BJ Botha returns to the front row as does Mike Sherry, who is set for his first European action in over two years.

Mark Chisholm comes into the second row, while Denis Hurley and Andrew Conway are named in the backs.

CJ Stander will captain the province for the first time at European level.

Munster (v Treviso)

15. Andrew Conway
14. Keith Earls
13. Francis Saili
12. Denis Hurley
11. Simon Zebo
10. Ian Keatley
9. Conor Murray

1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Mike Sherry
3. BJ Botha
4. Donnacha Ryan
5. Mark Chisholm
6. Dave O’Callaghan
7. Jack O’Donoghue
8. CJ Stander (capt)

Replacements:

16. Duncan Casey
17. James Cronin
18. John Ryan
19. Dave Foley
20. Robin Copeland
21. Tomás O’Leary
22. Rory Scannell
23. Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino

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