24/10/2019 – Guinness Pro 14 Communications – Munster Rugby team to face Ospreys

The Munster team to face Ospreys at Irish Independent Park on Friday night at 7.35pm has been named by Head Coach Johann van Graan.

There are five changes to the side beaten by Cheetahs last time out as Calvin Nash, Neil Cronin, James Cronin, Jed Holloway and Jack O’Sullivan all start.

Academy no.8 O’Sullivan makes his Guinness PRO14 debut in the back row as Holloway is named in the Munster starting XV for the first time.

Neil Cronin, James Cronin and Nash all make their first starts of the season.

Mike Haley is named at full-back with Nash and Shane Daly on either flank.

The centre partnership of Rory Scannell and Dan Goggin is unchanged with Neil Cronin and Tyler Bleyendaal in the half-backs.

Rhys Marshall, James Cronin and Stephen Archer pack down in the front row with Holloway and captain Billy Holland in the engine room.

Back-row trio Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell and O’Sullivan complete the side.

Craig Casey and Sammy Arnold are set to make their first appearances of the season off the bench.

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; Tyler Bleyendaal, Neil Cronin; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jed Holloway, Billy Holland (C); Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, Jack O’Sullivan.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, Jeremy Loughman, Fineen Wycherley, Arno Botha, Craig Casey, JJ Hanrahan, Sammy Arnold.

ENDS