Munster make two changes for trip to Italy
Province also announce new deals for John Ryan and Andrew Conway
Prop John Ryan has signed a new three-year deal at Munster and will start away to Treviso on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
Prop John Ryan and lock Donnacha Ryan come into the Munster pack as head coach Anthony Foley makes two changes from the side that beat Stade Francais for Sunday’s Champions Cup visit to play Benetton Treviso.
John Ryan signed a new three-year deal on Friday that will keep him at the province until the summer of 2019, while back Andrew Conway penned a two-year deal agreeing a new two-year deal until June 2018.
Sagario and Chisholm are both named on the bench and there’s also a return for loosehead John Cronin after the ankle ligament injury he suffered against Leinster in December.
MUNSTER: Simon Zebo; Keith Earls, Francis Saili, Rory Scannell, Ronan O’Mahony; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Mike Sherry, John Ryan; Dave Foley, Donnacha Ryan; Billy Holland, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander (capt).
Replacements: Niall Scannell, James Cronin, Mario Sagario, Mark Chisholm, Robin Copeland, Jack O’Donoghue, Tomás O’Leary, Gerhard van den Heever.