Munster head coach Rob Penney has named a much changed Munster to take on Zebre tomorrow evening in the final round of the league section of the RaboDirect PRO12.

Just three players who started against Clermont Auvergne in last week's Heineken Cup defeat start against Zebre. 

Not surprisingly perhaps most of the frontliners are left at home in Ireland with the notable exception of Paul O’Connell who was named in the British and Irish Lions squad last Tuesday.

Besides O’Connell, of those who started last weekend in Montpellier, only three, Casey Laulala, Dave Kilcoyne & Mike Sherry, will start at the Stadio XXV Aprille.

Munster team to play Zebre, 19.45pm: D Hurley; R O’Mahony, C Laulala, I Keatley, J Murphy; JJ Hanrahan, C Sheridan; D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, J Ryan; B Holland, P O’Connell capt; Dave O’Callaghan, S Dougall, P Butler.

Replacements: D Varley, J Cronin, BJ Botha, I Nagle, B Holland, D Williams, C Bohane, F Jones. .


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