Fri, 06 Dec, 2019
Munster team named for Saracens Champions Cup clash

Munster have named their team to face Saracens in tomorrows' (Sat 7th) Champions Cup Rd 3 clash at Thomond Park.

There are 3 changes from the team that drew against Racing 92 at Thomond Park a fortnight ago.

Tadgh Beirne moves to the back row alongside CJ Stander and Peter O'Mahony.

Billy Holland comes into the second row alongside Jean Kleyn.

Stephen Archer and James Cronin come into the front row in place of John Ryan and the injured Jeremy Loughman. They line up alongside Niall Scannell.

The rest of the team is the same starting line up as against Racing, with Mike Haley at fullback, and Keith Earls and Andrew Conway on the wings.

The centre partnership of Chris Farrell and Rory Scannell continues, with JJ Hanrahan and Conor Murray filling the fly-half and scrum-half positions.

Saracen's are the current English Premiership champions, and sit in third place in Pool 4, two points behind second placed Munster, having lost to Racing 92 earlier in the competition.

In April of this year Saracen's stopped Munster from earning a place in the Champions Cup final when they ran out 32-16 winners at the Ricoh Arena in the semi-final.

The Munstermen will be looking to avenge that defeat, and a packed house at Thomond Park will be in full voice to try and roar them on to victory against the Saracens.

A home win would give Munster huge confidence before travelling to the Ricoh for the away match against Saracens next Saturday.

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