Historic milestone for O’Donoghue

Jack O'Donoghue will make his 200th appearance for Munster on Friday. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach

JACK O’Donoghue will become one of a select number of players to have featured 200 times for Munster when he lines-out against Edinburgh in the URC at the Hive Stadium on Friday, 7.35pm (live TG4).

Having turned 30 in February, O’Donoghue becomes the youngest-ever player to reach the landmark.

There are five personnel changes and two positional switches to the side that beat Connacht.

Mike Haley and Antoine Frisch come into the backline as Oli Jager, Fineen Wycherley and Gavin Coombes start in the pack.

Alex Nankivell moves to inside centre and O’Donoghue shifts from no.8 to blindside flanker.

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On the injury front, Joey Carbery and Peter O’Mahony were unavailable for selection due to knocks.

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Antoine Frisch, Alex Nankivell, Shane Daly; Jack Crowley, Craig Casey; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, Oli Jager; Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne, captain; Jack O’Donoghue, Alex Kendellen, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Eoghan Clarke, Mark Donnelly, John Ryan, RG Snyman, Tom Ahern, Conor Murray, Rory Scannell, Brian Gleeson.