Sherry replaces Varley in Munster frontrow
Rugby:Munster have made one change to their starting XV for Sunday’s lunchtime clash with Racing Metro at Thomond Park with Mike Sherry taking over at hooker from Damien Varley.Varley was named in the frontrow by Munster coach Rob Penney when he announced his side yesterday, but Sherry came through the final afternoon final training session to prove his fitness on an ankle injury and will now start against the visitors from Paris.
Sherry was forced out of last weekend’s victory over Edinburgh in Murrayfield after aggravating the injury in the warm-up, having been named on the bench for that game. Varley moves to the bench for Sunday’s game.
MUNSTER (v Racing Metro, Thomond Park, Sunday, 12.45pm):F Jones; D Howlett (capt), K Earls, J Downey, S Zebo; I Keatley, C Murray; D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, BJ Botha, Donncha O’Callaghan, D Ryan, P O'Mahony, T O’Donnell, J Coughlan. Replacements:D Varley, W du Preez, J Ryan, B Holland, P Butler, D Williams, JJ Hanrahan, C Laulala.