David Wallace makes a welcome return to the Munster shirt named at open-side in the side to play Glasgow Warriors in Firhill tomorrow evening
David Wallace makes a welcome return to the Munster shirt named at open-side in the side to play Glasgow Warriors in Firhill tomorrow evening.
Wallace is joined in the back-row by Denis Leamy who was a late withdrawal from the side last week with a rib injury. Darragh Hurley is included on the bench replacing John Hayes, named in the original squad and forced to withdraw with a back strain. Damien Varley takes over from the injured Denis Fogarty with Academy hooker Sean Henry, so impressive in the A Interprovincial game against Ulster last Friday, his back up.
Injuries to Felix Jones and Ian Dowling have forced a reshuffle in the backs with Paul Warwick starting at 15 and Johne Murphy, operating in the outside centre channel up to now, reverting to the wing with Lifeimi Mafi restored to the centre after a bout on the sidelines while he recovered from a shoulder injury.
P Warwick; D Howlett, L Mafi, S Tuitupou, J Murphy; R O'Gara, T O'Leary; M Horan, D Varley, T Buckley; D O'Callaghan, D Ryan; D Wallace, N Ronan, D Leamy capt.
S Henry, W du Preez, Darragh Hurley, M O'Driscoll, J Coughlan, P Stringer, S Deasy, D Hurley