Peter O'Mahony and Simon Zebo are back in the Munster line-up for tomorrow's United Rugby Championship clash against Cardiff at Musgrave Park (7.35pm).

The Ireland internationals missed last weekend's win over Ulster but return to bolster Munster's chances of a top-four finish with two games remaining.

Johann van Graan's side are currently third in the table on 51 points.

Mike Haley keeps his place at full-back with Calvin Nash and Zebo coming into the side on either flank.

Rory Scannell starts at inside centre with Chris Farrell keeping his place at 13 as Conor Murray and Ben Healy form the half-back partnership.

John Ryan joins Jeremy Loughman and Diarmuid Barron in the front row with Thomas Ahern starting in the engine room alongside Jean Kleyn.

Captain O’Mahony, Alex Kendellen and Jack O’Donoghue complete the side.

Academy hooker Scott Buckley is among the replacements and in line to make his seventh appearance of the campaign.

Flanker Jack Daly is set for his first appearance since January after a spell on the sidelines with injury.

Ireland international trio Craig Casey, Joey Carbery and Shane Daly provide the backline back-up.


Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Simon Zebo; Ben Healy, Conor Murray; Jeremy Loughman, Diarmuid Barron, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Thomas Ahern; Peter O’Mahony (capt), Alex Kendellen, Jack O’Donoghue.

Replacements: Scott Buckley, Josh Wycherley, Keynan Knox, Jason Jenkins, Jack Daly, Craig Casey, Joey Carbery, Shane Daly.

Cardiff: Hallam Amos; Owen Lane, Rey Lee-Lo, Max Llewellyn, Theo Cabango, Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Carré, Kristian Dacey, Dillon Lewis, Seb Davies, Rory Thornton, James Botham, Josh Navidi (CAPT), James Ratti

Replacements: Kirby Myhill, Brad Thyer, Keiron Assiratti, Matthew Screech, Ellis Jenkins, Jamie Hill, Rhys Priestland, Garyn Smith

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