Murphy in as Penney rings the changes


Munster v Gloucester - Pre-Season FriendlyMUNSTER head coach Rob Penney have made 5 changes to the Munster side for this Saturday’s 6pm kick-off against Gloucester Rugby in Thomond Park.

The one change to the back-line sees Johne Murphy take the place of the injured Simon Zeboon the wing. Peter O’Mahony comes back into a new shaped pack which includes Donncha O’Callaghan, BJ Botha and Damien Varley. The inclusion of O’Callaghan sees Ryan move to six, with O’Mahony packing down at eight. Niall Ronan keeps his spot at seven, with CJ Stander once more on the bench.

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Munster: Felix Jones; Keith Earls, Casey Laulala, James Downey, Johne Murphy; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, BJ Botha; Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connel; Donnacha Ryan, Niall Ronan, Peter O’Mahony Capt. Replacements: Mike Sherry, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, James Coughlan, CJ Stander, Cathal Sheridan, JJ Hanrahan, Denis Hurley.