Munster, Ulster And Connacht Name Teams For European Games

Written 2 months 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.

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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.

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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.