Joey Carbery to start alongside Murray against Castres
The Irish halfbacks will play together for the first time in the red of Munster on Saturday
Joey Carbery and Conor Murray during Munster training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho
Munster head coach Johann van Graan has made just the one change to the side that defeated the French side 30-5 at Thomond Park last Sunday.
Conor Murray is set to make his 120th Munster appearance and partners Carbery in the halfbacks for the first time since the outhalf joined the province. Carbery pulled up in the warm up last weekend, and is a surprise inclusion this time around. There is no place in the matchday 23 however for Chris Farrell, another late withdrawal in France.
Peter O’Mahony captains the side from the backrow with Chris Cloete and CJ Stander completing the side.
Stephen Archer is included among the replacements after missing out last week through illness.
Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Tadhg Beirne, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (Capt), Chris Cloete, CJ Stander.