Zebo and Conway passed fit for crucial Toulon clash

Simon Zebo will play his last game at Thomond Park for Munster against Edinburgh. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

MUNSTER have been boosted by the return to fitness of Simon Zebo and Andrew Conway ahead of today’s Champions Cup quarter final tie against Toulon at Thomond Park.

Johann van Graan has made six changes in all to the side that beat the Scarlets in the PRO14 last week for the visit of the French giants.

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Conway has been out of action since late January with a knee injury, while Zebo returns after missing the Scarlets win. Alex Wootton completes the back three on the left wing.

Rory Scannell takes his place at inside centre after passing the return to play protocols and will partnered by Sammy Arnold in midfield. Conor Murray comes in at scrum half after a superb Six Nations with Ian Keatley completing the half back partnership.

Dave Kilcoyne, Rhys Marshall and Stephen Archer are selected in the front row with Jean Kleyn and Billy Holland packing down behind them.

Following the Grand Slam success, Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander also come back into the starting lineup. Jack O’Donoghue completes the team at openside flanker.

MUNSTER: Simon Zebo; Andrew Conway, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Alex Wootton; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander. Replacements: Niall Scannell, James Cronin, John Ryan, Gerbrandt Grobler, Robin Copeland, James Hart, JJ Hanrahan, Darren Sweetnam.