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PRO14 Debut For Jack O’Sullivan As Munster Name Team For Ospreys

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Munster head coach Johann van Graan has named his team for Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Ospreys at Irish Independent Park in Cork. 

There will be a PRO14 debut for Munster Academy back-row Jack O’Sullivan. The UCC club man starts at number eight where he is joined by Jack O’Donoghue and Tommy O’Donnell.

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Up front sees James Cronin, Rhys Marshall and Stephen Archer pack down in the front-row with Jed Holloway and Billy Holland packing down in the second-row.

In the half-backs, Neil Cronin is joined by Tyler Bleyendaal while Rory Scannell and Dan Goggin make up the centre partnership.

The back-three consists of Mike Haley at fullback with Calvin Nash and Shane Daly on the wings.

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.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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