Munster Make Five Changes For Castres Clash
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The Munster side has been named for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup clash against Castres Olympique at Thomond Park (8pm).
There are five changes to the side that secured a bonus-point win over Wasps in Coventry five days ago.
Ben Healy starts at out-half with Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn and Jack O’Donoghue coming into the pack.
19-year-old Greencore Munster Rugby Academy full-back Patrick Campbell keeps his place in the starting XV with five players set for their European debuts off the bench.
Hooker Diarmuid Barron, prop Keynan Knox, out-half Jack Crowley and Academy back-row forward Alex Kendellen are all primed for their Champions Cup bows.
Jason Jenkins is named in a matchday squad for the first time and set for his Munster debut after joining the province last summer.
Munster: Patrick Campbell; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Keith Earls; Ben Healy, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), John Hodnett, Jack O’Donoghue.
Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Josh Wycherley, Keynan Knox, Jason Jenkins, Jack O’Sullivan, Craig Casey, Jack Crowley, Alex Kendellen.