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Munster Centre Chris Farrell Fit To Feature Against Gloucester

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has made six changes to his side to face Gloucester in the Heineken Champions Cup tomorrow night, with Chris Farrell named in the starting XV.

Farrell returned from injury against Connacht last week but appeared to pick up a knock during the 24-31 win in Galway, however, following a scan on his knee this week, the centre has been cleared to play and will partner Rory Scannell.

Conor Murray returns to the starting lineup and is named alongside Joey Carbery at out-half. Mike Haley has been named at full-back with Andrew Conway and Keith Earls on the wings.

Dave Kilcoyne and Stephen Archer return to the front row where they will join Niall Scannell while Jean Kleyn form the second row partnership.

The final change from the Connacht clash sees CJ Stander return to the back row where he will feature alongside captain, Peter O’Mahony, and Tommy O’Donnell.

Rhys Marshall returns from injury and is named among the replacements with the hooker set to make his first appearance since October’s clash against Gloucester.

Meanwhile, Danny Cipriani will make his return for Gloucester during tomorrow night’s encounter. He sustained an injury against Exeter last month but has been cleared to play.

The province currently lie in first place in Pool 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup but following their defeat to Castres last month, the Top 14 side are hot on their heels, just three points behind.

Kick off tomorrow night in Kingsholm Stadium is 7.45pm. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Billy Holland, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, Tyler Bleyendaal, Dan Goggin.


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