Munster, Ulster And Connacht Name Teams For European Games
Written 4 days ago by Newsroom
Duncan Williams will start at scrum-half for Munster in their Heineken Champions Cup opener at Premiership leaders Exeter tomorrow.
Williams has been handed the nine shirt as Alby Mathewson has been ruled out with a knee-injury.
Centre Dan Goggin has been handed his first European start, he’s joined in midfield by Rory Scannell.
Mike Hale and Chris Cloete have also been recalled by head-coach Johann van Graan.
Ireland internationals Jordi Murphy and Craig Gilroy have recovered from injury to start for Ulster against Leicester.
Full-back Michael Lowry and blindside flanker Marcell Coetzee will make their European debuts for the northern province while Marty Moore is among the replacements.
Caolin Blade replaces the injured Kieran Marmion at scrum-half for Connacht’s Challenge Cup match against Bordeaux.
Props Peter McCabe and Conor Care and hooker Shane Delahunt have been given their first starts of the season by head-coach Andy Friend.
Academy players Conor Fitzgerald and Colm de Buitlear are on the bench.