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Casey Laulala replaces Keith Earls in a sole change for Munster against Saracens

Updated: Friday, 14 Dec 2012 17:04 | Comments

Casey Laulala will start for Munster against Saracens
Casey Laulala will start for Munster against Saracens

Casey Laulala replaces the injured Keith Earls for Munster for their Heineken Cup match against Saracens at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

Live coverage of Saracens v Munster on Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ.ie on Sunday 16 December from 2pm.

Earls trained in Limerick on Tuesday but later complained of groin trouble and withdraws with Laulala resuming the centre partnership he had with James Downey for the Racing Metro and Edinburgh games.

Simon Zebo, BJ Botha, Dave O'Callaghan came through training this morning in Cork despite injury doubts.

Luke O'Dea has been added to the squad, while James Coughlan will win his 100th cap.

Munster team to play Saracens at Vicarage Road on Sunday in the Heineken Cup:

F Jones; D Howlett capt, C Laulala, J Downey, S Zebo; R O'Gara, C Murray; D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, BJ Botha; D O'Callaghan, D Ryan; Dave O'Callaghan, P O'Mahony, J Coughlan.

Replacements: D Varley, W du Preez, S Archer, B Holland, P Butler, D Williams, I Keatley, L O'Dea.

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