Jack O’Donoghue returns to Munster XV for Zebre visit
There are seven changes to the Munster side that faced Scarlets three weeks ago
Munster backrow Jack O’Donoghue is back in the starting team for this weekend’s Pro14 clash against Zebre. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho
Jack O’Donoghue is back in the Munster team to play Zebre at Thomond Park on Saturday night (kick-off: 7.45pm).
CJ Stander captains the side on his return from international duty with O’Donoghue making his first start since recovering from a serious knee injury.
There are seven changes to the side that faced Scarlets three weeks ago.
Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall and Archer pack down in the frontrow. Fineen Wycherley moves into the secondrow and is partnered by Darren O’Shea. It’s all change in the backrow as O’Donoghue, Cloete and Stander complete the side.
Tyler Bleyendaal is among the replacements and is in line to make his 50th appearance for the province.
Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Alex Wootton; JJ Hanrahan, Alby Mathewson; Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Darren O’Shea; Jack O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete, CJ Stander (Capt).