Head Coach Mick O’Driscoll makes four personnel changes from last weekend’s British & Irish Cup opener as Munster A travel to Worcester Warriors for Round 2 of the competition on Saturday, ko 3pm.
Both Niall Scannell and Christy Condon come in to join Alan Cotter in the front row. Midleton clubman Condon is promoted from the bench to starting tighthead, while Scannell makes his first appearance of the season after successfully rehabbing a fractured wrist sustained during preseason.
The rest of the pack will remain in situ with Shane Buckley and Sean McCarthy partnering up in the second row, while Paddy Butler, Barry O’Mahony and captain Jack O’Donoghue form the back row at 6, 7 and 8 respectively.
Cathal Sheridan and Rory Scannell make up the half-back pairing again this weekend with the backline seeing a couple of personnel and positional changes.
Johne Murphy comes in at outside centre to partner Niall Kenneally in the midfield, while in the back three Ronan O’Mahony switches to the right wing, with
Luke O’Dea’s move to full-back presenting left winger Greg O’Shea with this first B&I Cup start.
Munster A: Luke O’Dea, Ronan O’Mahony, Johne Murphy, Niall Kenneally, Greg O’Shea; Rory Scannell, Cathal Sheridan; Alan Cotter, Niall Scannell, Christy Condon, Shane Buckley, Sean McCarthy; Paddy Butler, Barry O’Mahony, Jack O’Donoghue Capt.
Replacements: Max Abbott, Rory Burke, Darragh Moloney, Ryan Murphy, Jamie Glynn, Tomas Quinlan, Dan Goggin.