Friday 17th February 2017

Jack O'Donoghue to start for Munster against Ospreys

Jack O'Donoghue to start for Munster against Ospreys

Waterford's Jack O'Donoghue retains his place in the Munster starting side for tomorrows PRO 12 match away to the Ospreys.

The 23 year old put in a man-of-the-match winning performance against Newport Gwent Dragons last Friday.

Returning Irish internationals Ian Keatley, Billy Holland and John Ryan all start.

Ryan comes in to join Dave Kilcoyne and Rhys Marshall in the front row while Billy Holland and Darren O’Shea form a new look second row in completing the front five.  Holland will make his 150th appearance for the province this Saturday.

It’s as you were in the back row with Dave O’Callaghan, Tommy O’Donnell and Jack O’Donoghue.

Duncan Williams and Captain Tyler Bleyendaal will again line up in the half-backs.

While in the backline Ian Keatley starts at fullback, joining Darren Sweetnam and Ronan O’Mahony in the back three and the final change sees Francis Saili pairing up with Rory Scannell in midfield.

Munster have also confirmed that Jean Kleyn will miss the next 8 to 10 weeks due to a neck injury.

Jaco Taute remains out for the next game and will be rested before a further assessment is made.

Tonight Leinster host Edinburgh at the RDS.

Kick off is at 7.35