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Zebo and O'Donnell start for Munster as Foley changes three for Dragons visit

Stephen Archer also returns to the matchday squad following a long-term injury.

Simon Zebo training with Munster this week.
Simon Zebo training with Munster this week.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

MUNSTER HEAD COACH Anthony Foley has made three changes to his side for tomorrow evening’s Guinness Pro12 meeting with Newport-Gwent Dragons at Thomond Park (7.35pm).

From the team that narrowly overcame Treviso last weekend in Italy, Gerhard van den Heever drops out to be replaced on the wing by returning Irish international Simon Zebo.

In the pack, Ireland flanker Tommy O’Donnell — who started among the replacements last time out — starts at the expense of Robin Copeland, with Jack O’Donoghue moving from 6 to 8.

Niall Scannell is back in at hooker, so Mike Sherry moves to the bench, where Stephen Archer also features. The prop returns from a neck injury which has sidelined him since October.

Munster (v Newport-Gwent Dragons)

15. Andrew Conway
14. Darren Sweetnam
13. Francis Saili
12. Rory Scannell
11. Simon Zebo
10. Ian Keatley
9. Duncan Williams

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

Replacements:

16. Mike Sherry
17. James Cronin
18. Stephen Archer
19. Dave Foley
20. Robin Copeland
21. Cathal Sheridan
22. Johnny Holland
23. David Johnston

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