MUNSTER HAVE NAMED THEIR TEAM TO FACE ITALIAN rugby side Benetton in the United Rugby Championship this afternoon
The game will kick off 2.30pm Irish time, and can be seen live on TG4 & Premier Sports
Graham Rowntree will be without several first-choice players for the game, as the likes of Tadgh Beirne, Gavin Coombes and others have joined Andy Farrell's Six Nations side for the upcoming campaign.
Joey Carbery, who did not make the Ireland squad starts for Munster at 10. He is joined by Paddy Patterson at scrum half.
A back three of Shane Daly at fullback and Calvin Nash and Liam Coombes start as Rowntree's first choice wingers.
The talented Antoine Frisch and Malakai Fekitoa start as a centre pairing for the Irish province.
The front pack consists of Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell as captain, and Roman Salanoa in the front row.
In the engine room Jean Kleyn and Fineen Wycherley get the second-row nod
The team is completed by a trio of Jack O’Sullivan, the excellent John Hodnett, and Alex Kendellen
The teams in full look like this
Here is your Munster team to face Benetton tomorrow at 2.30pm Irish time (live on TG4 & Premier Sports) 🙌#BENvMUN #URC #SUAF 🔴 pic.twitter.com/STnSbbzcAo
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) January 27, 2023
Fullback: 15.Shane Daly
Winger: 14. Calvin Nash
Centres 13.Antoine Frisch 12. Malakai Fekitoa
Winger: 11. Liam Coombes
Out half: 10 Joey Carbery , Scrum half 9. Paddy Patterson
Front row: 1. Josh Wycherley, 2. Niall Scannell (C), 3. Roman Salanoa
Second row: 4. Jean Kleyn, 5. Fineen Wycherley
Back row: 6. Jack O’Sullivan, 7. John Hodnett, 8. Alex Kendellen.
Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Mark Donnelly, Stephen Archer, Cian Hurley, Ruadhan Quinn, Neil Cronin, Ben Healy, Rory Scannell.
Fullback: 15 Rhyno Smith
Winger: 14 Ignacio Mendy
Centres: 13 Marco Zanon, 12 Filippo Drago
Wingers: 11 Mattia Bellini
Outhallf : 10 Jacob Umaga Scrum half 9 Dewaldt Duvenage
Front Row: 1 Nahuel Tetaz, 2 Siua Maile, 3 Tiziano Pasquali
Second Row: 4 Marco Lazzaroni 5 Riccardo Favretto
Back Row: 6 Giovanni Pettinelli7 Alessandro Izekor 8 Henry Time-Stowers
Replacements: 16 Bautista Bernasconi, 17 Thomas Gallo 18 Filippo Alongi 19 Nicola Piantella 20 Carl Wegner 21 Braam Steyn 22 Manfredi Albanese 23 Marcus Watson
🦁 I 23 #Leoni scelti per la sfida di domani contro @Munsterrugby
🏆 13º Round @URCOfficial
⌚️ 15:30 🇮🇹
🏟️ Stadio Monigo di Treviso
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— Benetton Rugby 🦁 (@BenettonRugby) January 27, 2023