Rugby: O'Donoghue and Ahern to line out for Munster this weekend

Both of Waterford's representatives in Munster Rugby will start when the side is in action this weekend. The team has been named for Sunday’s United Rugby Championship clash against Scarlets in Wales (2pm).
Jack O Donoghue will once again captain Johan Van Graan's side, while Ardmore Native Thomas Ahern will start in the second row.
Ahern will be alongside Fineen Wycherly while O' Donoghue comprises the back row along with Chris Cloete and Jack O Sullivan.

Changes since the last match

In all, there are 11 changes to the side that faced the Stormers at at Thomond Park last week, with O' Donoghue among the four players retained from that win in the United Rugby Championship.

There are also some absentees; Jason Jenkins sustained a thigh injury in training this week and is awaiting a scan.

Rowan Osborne is also unavailable having sustained a concussion and will follow the return-to-play protocols under the supervision of the medical department.

Kick off for this Sunday's fixture is at 2pm in Parc Y Scarlets.

The Munster rugby team:

Munster: Matt Gallagher; Calvin Nash, Liam Coombes, Dan Goggin, Shane Daly; Ben Healy, Neil Cronin; Jeremy Loughman, Diarmuid Barron, Stephen Archer; Thomas Ahern, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Donoghue (C), Chris Cloete, Jack O’Sullivan.


Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Josh Wycherley, John Ryan, RG Snyman, Alex Kendellen, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Jack Daly.