Munster make eight changes for trip to play Glasgow
Ulster change two for game against Ospreys at Liberty Stadium
Pat Howard returns to the Munster midfield for the Pro12 trip to play Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
Munster coach Anthony Foley has rung the changes to his league leading side for the Pro 12 clash with third-placed Glasgow at Scotstoun, changing eight of the side that lost to Clermont Auvergne in France last weekend.
Ulster coach Neil Doak, has made two changes to the starting XV that lost narrowly to Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets last weekend for Saturday evening’s clash against Ospreys at Liberty Stadium.
GLASGOW (v Munster, Saturday, Scotstoun Stadium, 2.40): Peter Murchie; Sean Lamont, Richie Vernon, Peter Horne, DTH van der Merwe; Finn Russell, Niko Matawalu; Gordon Reid, Fraser Brown, Euan Murray; Leone Nakarawa, Jonny Gray; Rob Harley, Tyrone Holmes, Josh Strauss (capt).
Replacements: Dougie Hall, Alex Allan, Jon Welsh, Tim Swinson, Ryan Wilson, Henry Pyrgos, James Downey, Tommy Seymour.
MUNSTER: Johne Murphy; Andrew Conway, Pat Howard, Denis Hurley, Simon Zebo; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; John Ryan, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Billy Holland, Paul O’Connell; Peter O’Mahony (capt), Sean Dougall, Robin Copeland.
Replacements: Niall Scannell, Eusebio Guinazu, BJ Botha, Donncha O’Callaghan, Dave O’Callaghan, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Felix Jones.
OSPREYS (v Ulster, Liberty Stadium, Saturday, 5.15pm): Dan Evans; Hanno Dirksen, Ashley Beck, Josh Matavesi, Eli Walker; Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Marc Thomas, Scott Baldwin, Dmitri Arhip; Rynier Bernardo , Alun Wyn Jones (capt); James King, Justin Tipuric, Tyler Ardron.
Replacements: Sam Parry, Gareth Thomas, Daniel Suter, Dan Lydiate, Sam Lewis, Martin Roberts, Sam Davies, Andrew Bishop.
ULSTER: Louis Ludik; Tommy Bowe, Darren Cave, Luke Marshall, Michael Allen; Ian Humphreys, Ruan Pienaar; Andrew Warwick, Rory Best (capt), Declan Fitzpatrick; Dan Tuohy, Franco vd Merwe, Robbie Diack, Clive Ross, Roger Wilson.
Replacements: Rob Herring, Callum Black, Bronson Ross, Alan O’Connor, Sean Reidy, Paul Marshall, Suart Olding, Peter Nelson.