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Tyler Bleyendaal to start for Munster while Ulster make 3 changes
The two provinces will square off in the Guinness Pro12 tomorrow at Thomond Park.

IN SPITE OF their impending European Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens, Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has named a strong side for tomorrow’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Ulster at Thomond Park [KO 15.00, Sky Sports 3].

After sustaining head injuries in last weekend’s win against Glasgow Warriors, Tyler Bleyendaal and Donnacha Ryan have both completed the return to play protocols and have been selected to start tomorrow for Munster, who face the English champions seven days later at the Aviva Stadium.

Injured duo Conor Murray and CJ Stander remain sidelined, while Jaco Taute has also been left out of the squad.

Ulster, meanwhile, have made three personnel changes from their draw against Cardiff Blues, as Andrew Trimble, Jacob Stockdale and Chris Henry have all been included in the starting line-up.


15. Simon Zebo
14. Darren Sweetnam
13. Francis Saili
12. Rory Scannell
11. Keith Earls
10. Tyler Bleyendaal
9. Duncan Williams

1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Niall Scannell
3. John Ryan
4. Donnacha Ryan
5. Billy Holland
6. Peter O’Mahony (captain)
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. Jack O’Donoghue


16. Rhys Marshall
17. James Cronin
18. Stephen Archer
19. Dave O’Callaghan
20. Jean Deysel
21. Angus Lloyd
22. Ian Keatley
23. Andrew Conway

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15. Jacob Stockdale
14. Andrew Trimble (captain)
13. Luke Marshall
12. Stuart Olding
11. Charles Piutau
10. Paddy Jackson
9. Ruan Pienaar

1. Andrew Warwick
2. Rory Best
3. Wiehahn Herbst
4. Kieran Treadwell
5. Alan O’Connor
6. Iain Henderson
7. Chris Henry
8. Sean Reidy


16. Rob Herring
17. Callum Black
18. Rodney Ah You
19. Robbie Diack
20. Clive Ross
21. Paul Marshall
22. Stuart McCloskey
23. Craig Gilroy

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