Anthony Foley looks for Munster to step it up against Cardiff
Former Irish scrumhalf Tomás O’Leary could play his first competitive game for Munster since 2012
Tomás O’Leary is on the Munster bench for the Pro 12 game against Cardiff at Munsgrave Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.
Munster v Cardiff Blues
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Munster may have won all three games so far but coach Anthony Foley believes they have plenty of room for improvement. And he hopes to see them step up a notch when they entertain Cardiff at Musgrave Park (1.30pm) in a game where former Irish scrumhalf Tomás O’Leary could play his first competitive game for Munster in three and a half years.
The 31-year old will start on the bench, while Denis Hurley could also make his first appearance of the season after an ankle injury.
“We’ve been quite frustrated with certain aspects so we’re looking forward to getting out there and trying to rectify the areas that need improving,” said Foley, who has made six changes.
MUNSTER: A Conway; S Monahan, F Saili, R Scannell, G van den Heever; I Keatley, D Williams; D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, BJ Botha; M Chisholm, D Foley; D O’Callaghan, J O’Donoghue, CJ Stander (captain). Replacements: N Scannell, J Cronin, J Ryan, R Copeland, J Coghlan, T O’Leary, D Hurley, D Johnston.
CARDIFF: D Fish; G Smith, T Isaacs, G Evans, R Smith; R Patchell, T Knoyle; S Hobbs, M Rees (captain), C Mitchell; L Reed, J Down; J Turnbull, E Jenkins, M Vosawai. Replacements: K Dacey, T Davies, D Lewis, M Cook, J Groves, L Jones, G Davies, H Davies.