Andrew Conway to start for Munster against Zebre
Donnacha Ryan also set for his first start of the season, with JJ Hanrahan in at outhalf
Munster’s Andrew Conway will make his first competitive start for the province against Zebre. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho
The wing sustained a dead leg during a tryscoring cameo against Gloucester in a pre-season friendly last month, but will start alongside Denis Hurley and Johne Murphy in the back three tomorrow night.
After his try and conversion off the bench in the win over Edinburgh last week, JJ Hanrahan will start at outhalf ahead of Ian Keatley, with Cathal Sheridan called into scrumhalf ahead of Duncan Williams.
Lock Donnacha Ryan will make his first appearance of the season, with Ian Nagle in the secondrow.
The Zebre frontrow is all change from that which took to the field for the 25-16 defeat to Connacht in Galway last week, with props Salvatore Perugini and Luca Redolfini alongside young international hooker Andrea Manici.
Munster (v Zebre): Denis Hurley; Johne Murphy, Casey Laulala, Ivan Dineen, Andrew Conway; JJ Hanrahan, Cathal Sheridan; Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley Capt., John Ryan; Donnacha Ryan, Ian Nagle; CJ Stander, Tommy O’Donnell, Paddy Butler. Replacements: Mike Sherry, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Dave Foley, Niall Ronan, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, James Downey.
Zebre (v Munster): R Trevisan; L Sarto, K Ratuvou, G Garcia, G Vemditti; L Orquera, B Leonard; S Perugini, A Manici, L Redolfini; Q Geldenhuys, M Bortolami (captain); F Ferrarini, A Van Schalkwyk, S Vunisa. Replacements: D Giazzon, M Aguero, D Chistolini, G Biagi, F Cristiano, A Chillon, T Iannone, D Berryman