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Munster Forced Into Late Change Ahead Of Semi-Final With Leinster


Munster have been forced into a late change ahead of their Guinness PRO14 semi-final with Leinster at the RDS (KO 2.30 pm). 

The change sees Billy Holland drop out of the matchday 23 and he is replaced by Cork man Fineen Wycherley on the bench.

Wycherley played a pivotal role in the last time these sides met, at Thomond Park in December.

The 21-year-old got to grips with Johnny Sexton in the early stages of that match which saw Leinster receive two yellow cards and one red card in an ill-tempered game.


The news is a blow for Munster who would have been relying on Holland’s experience from the bench in the second half.

Holland has played a crucial role in the past, most notably against the Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park in January where he produced a superb lineout steal just metres from the Munster line in the closing moment of the game.

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

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Alby Mathewson, JJ Hanrahan, Dan Goggin.

Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email or on Twitter

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