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Keith Earls returns at No 13 as Munster face crucial Heineken Cup clash in Edinburgh

Updated: Friday, 11 Jan 2013 16:19 | Comments

Keith Earls and Munster will target a bonus point victory against an Edinburgh side yet to register a point in the competition
Keith Earls and Munster will target a bonus point victory against an Edinburgh side yet to register a point in the competition

Keith Earls returns to the Munster side in place of Casey Laulala for Sunday's Heineken Cup clash against Edinburgh in Murrayfield.

Up front Dave Kilcoyne and Tommy O'Donnell are others returning from and injury respectively. O'Donnell included at the expense of Dave O'Callaghan, and the Tipperary man will operate out of the openside berth allowing Peter O'Mahony switch to the blindside.

The other change in the pack sees Damien Varley start ahead of Mick Sherry who has recovered from an ankle injury to take his place among the replacements.

Munster XV to play Edinburgh: F Jones; D Howlett capt, K Earls, J Downey, S Zebo; R O'Gara, C Murray; D Kilcoyne, D Varley,BJ Botha; D O'Callaghan, D Ryan; P O'Mahony, T O'Donnell, J Coughlan.

Replacements: M Sherry, W du Preez, S Archer, B Holland, P Butler, D Williams, I Keatley, C Laulala.  

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