200th Cap For O’Driscoll

Guinness PRO12 Editor

2 Mar 2012


Mick O’Driscoll will make his 200th appearance for Munster when he leads the side out against Newport Gwent Dragons in the RaboDirect PRO12 game in Rodney Parade tomorrow. It will also be a record 125th League appearance for the Corkman.

With Danny Barnes out through injury, Save Tokula, who arrived in Cork last Sunday week, lines out in the centre alongside Lifeimi Mafi, in a backline that shows just two changes in personnel from last weekend's. The other change sees Luke O'Dea come onto the wing in place of Simon Zebo who was unable to take part in training this week due to his involvement with the Irish squad.

Up front, only the back-row remains the same.

Dave Foley replaces Billy Holland at lock while Denis Fogarty replaces Damien Varley – who was also involved in Carton – and Stephen Archer starts in place of BJ Botha.

Munster: F Jones; L O'Dea, S Tokula, L Mafi, J Murphy; I Keatley, T O'Leary; M Horan, D Fogarty, S Archer; D Foley, M O'Driscoll capt; Dave O'Callaghan, T O'Donnell, J Coughlan. Replacements: Mike Sherry, W du Preez, BJ Botha, B Holland, P Butler, D Williams, S Deasy, Denis Hurley.