Home team Away Team

Munster


  • Penalty goals: Keatley, Hanrahan,
6 - 13

Scarlets

  • Fenby,
    Penalty goals: Thomas (2),
    Conversions: Thomas,
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 25th Nov 2012
  • KO 17:15
  • Ground: Thomond Park, Limerick
  • Att: 6,000

Munster v Scarlets - RaboDirect PRO12 match preview

Last updated: 23rd November 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

andy fenby scarlets

Andy Fenby: Scarlets hope to continue their good form this weekend

Munster s Conor Murray L escapes the tackle

Munster: occupy fourth place in the RaboDirect Pro12 table

Related links

Teams

Also see

Munster have named six changes to their starting line-up for their RaboDirect PRO12 fixture against Scarlets at Musgrave Park on Sunday.

Ian Keatley moves back to his favoured fly-half spot, occupied last time out by Ronan O'Gara, in a positional change and there are two further injury-enforced alterations.

Niall Ronan returns after almost two months out replacing Sean Dougall and Paddy Butler is in for Tommy O'Donnell, who limped off with an ankle injury in the game against Leinster last week.

Ian Nagle partners Billy Holland this time around with Wian du Preez being named ahead of Marcus Horan. James Downey also returns as centre partner for Casey Laulala.

Second-placed Scarlets have named a team composed of a blend of experience, flair and emerging talent as they look to continue their good form, unbeaten in their last four encounters with Irish provinces in the competition.

Head coach Simon Easterby has selected Morgan Stoddart at full-back making a return to regional action, as Liam Williams is called up by Wales to replace his injured club-mate George North.

The centre partnership is set to stay the same as last weekend's derby against Cardiff Blues. Gareth Maule will join up with Gareth Owen to form an impressive back line with Morgan Stoddart at full-back, Andy Fenby on the wing and Nick Reynolds in for injured Kristian Phillips.

Gareth Davies will make a return at scrum-half as Aled Thomas starts at fly-half.

Munster: 15 Felix Jones, 14 Doug Howlett (c), 13 Casey Laulala, 12 James Downey, 11 Luke O'Dea, 10 Ian Keatley, 9 Duncan Williams, 8 Paddy Butler, 7 Niall Ronan, 6 Dave O'Callaghan, 5 Billy Holland, 4 Ian Nagle, 3 Stephen Archer, 2 Mike Sherry, 1 Wian Du Preez
Replacements 16 Damian Varley 17 Marcus Horan, 18 BJ Botha, 19 Dave Foley, 20 CJ Stander, 21 Peter Stringer, 22 JJ Hanrahan, 23 Denis Hurley

Scarlets: 15 Morgan Stoddart 14 Nick Reynolds, 13 Gareth Maule, 12 Gareth Owen, 11 Andy Fenby, 10 Aled Thomas, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Craig Price, 7 Johnathan Edwards (c), 6 George Earle, 5 Richard Kelly, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Emyr Phillips, 1 Phil John
Replacements 16 Kirby Myhill, 17 Shaun Hopkins, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Johan Snyman, 20 Dan Thomas, 21 Rhodri Williams, 22 Dan Newton, 23 Adam Warren

What they said...

Scarlets Head coach Simon Easterby

"These games can cement positions later on and picking up points on the road will be valuable - the top six is very tight again already with Ulster, ourselves, Glasgow, Munster, the Ospreys and Leinster all in the race. We know these teams will all be very competitive and challenging opponents in these next two rounds regardless of the number of internationals that are missing.

"Yes we're hit fairly hard from the number of international call-ups with up to 15 players away from our squad at the moment but this is when our wide squad players really step-up and the challenge of beating Munster on their home turf is one the boys are looking forward to. We know they're a good team without their front line players - they have a strong team mentality and know how to win games even when they're not on the top of their game."

SkyBet
Click here for more betting

Guinness PRO12 Table

Guinness PRO12 Table - January 11 2015
Pos Team P Pts
12 Zebre 13 10
Forthcoming Guinness PRO12 Fixtures
TimeFixture
Guinness PRO12
Friday 13th February
Guinness PRO12
19:35Ulster vs Benetton Treviso
20:05Edinburgh vs Ospreys
Saturday 14th February
19:35Munster vs Cardiff Blues
Sunday 15th February
12:45Scarlets vs Connacht
13:00Zebre vs Glasgow
15:00Leinster vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Friday 20th February
19:05Benetton Treviso vs Cardiff Blues
19:35Edinburgh vs Ulster
19:35Leinster vs Zebre
Saturday 21st February
14:40Scarlets vs Munster
17:15Glasgow vs Ospreys
Sunday 22nd February
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Connacht
Friday 27th February
19:35Ospreys vs Leinster
19:35Ulster vs Scarlets
Saturday 28th February
19:15Munster vs Glasgow
Sunday 1st March
12:45Cardiff Blues vs Edinburgh
17:00Zebre vs Newport Gwent D'gons
17:15Connacht vs Benetton Treviso
Friday 6th March
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Connacht
19:35Glasgow vs Zebre
Saturday 7th March
14:40Ospreys vs Munster
17:15Scarlets vs Leinster
18:00Benetton Treviso vs Edinburgh
Sunday 8th March
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Ulster
Friday 27th March
19:35Leinster vs Glasgow

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com