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URC staff information: Munster and Connacht recall massive weapons as they seek for first win of the season



Head coach Graham Rowntree has made eight modifications to his Munster aspect for Sunday’s journey to Rodney Parade to face the Dragons as various Eire internationals return to motion.

eith Earls and Simon Zebo be a part of Mike Haley in a new-look again three, whereas there are two extra modifications within the backline, with Dan Goggin beginning at inside centre and Craig Casey in at scrum-half.

Within the pack, Dave Kilcoyne and Stephen Archer begin at prop, whereas Peter O’Mahony returns within the again row to captain the aspect.

There are additionally some critical reinforcements on the bench, with Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray and Joey Carbery set for his or her first appearances of the marketing campaign.

Connacht additionally welcome again some massive names, with Mack Hansen, Jarrad Butler and Cian Prendergast amongst 9 modifications to the staff to face the Stormers in Stellenbosch.

Denis Buckley, Dylan Tierney-Martin and Finlay Bealham make up an all-new entrance row, whereas Niall Murray comes into the second row with Prendergast and Butler slotting into the again row to make it six modifications within the pack.

Within the backline, Hansen begins on the wing, with Caolin Blade coming in at scrum-half and Oran McNulty at fullback.

Bundee Aki will make his season debut off the bench.

In the meantime, Ulster have made seven modifications for the journey to tackle the Scarlets.

Andy Warwick and Rob Herring come into the entrance row, with Kieran Treadwell beginning at lock and Nick Timoney returning to the again row. Within the backline, John Cooney wears the 9 jersey, whereas Michael Lowry and Aaron Sexton get the nod within the again three.

Munster: Mike Haley, Keith Earls, Malakai Fekitoa, Dan Goggin, Simon Zebo, Ben Healy, Craig Casey; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer, Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Peter O’Mahony (c), Jack O’Sullivan.

Replacements: Scott Buckley, Liam O’Connor, Keynan Knox, Edwin Edogbo, Tadhg Beirne, Paddy Patterson, Joey Carbery, Liam Coombes.

Connacht: Oran McNulty, John Porch, Byron Ralston, Tom Farrell, Mack Hansen, Conor Fitzgerald, Caolin Blade, Denis Buckley, Dylan Tierney-Martin, Finlay Bealham, Josh Murphy, Niall Murray, Cian Prendergast, Jarrad Butler, Paul Boyle.

Replacements: Dave Heffernan, Peter Dooley, Jack Aungier, Oisin Dowling, Shamus Hurley-Langton, Kieran Marmion, Bundee Aki, David Hawkshaw.

Ulster: Michael Lowry, Aaron Sexton, Luke Marshall, Stuart McCloskey, Jacob Stockdale, Billy Burns, John Cooney; Andy Warwick, Rob Herring, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor (Captain), Kieran Treadwell, Matty Rea, Marcus Rea, Nick Timoney.

Replacements: Declan Moore, Eric O’Sullivan, Tom O’Toole, Sam Carter, Sean Reffell, Dave Shanahan, Angus Curtis, Craig Gilroy.

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