Munster make 11 changes to their team for Benetton clash
Three academy players are included in the squad for Friday’s trip to Stadio Monigo
The Munster team training at UL in Limerick this week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Munster have made 11 changes to the side that defeated Cardiff Blues last week for Friday night’s Pro14 clash against Benetton Rugby at Stadio Monigo (kick-off 7pm Irish time).
JJ Hanrahan starts at outhalf and will make his 100th Munster appearance with tighthead prop Stephen Archer making his 150th Pro14 appearance.
Dave O’Callaghan is among the replacements and set to make his first Pro14 appearance since September after recently returning from injury.
Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Sammy Arnold, Dan Goggin, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Alby Mathewson; Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Billy Holland (Capt); Jack O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.