Munster A continue their British & Irish Cup campaign when they welcome Yorkshire Carnegie to Kinsale RFC tomorrow evening – KO 8pm. In naming his side, Head Coach Mick O’Driscoll makes five changes to the side that narrowly lost to London Scottish in Round 1.
With the postponement of this weekend's Champions Cup game against Stade Francais in Paris, tomorrow's fixture affords a number of players some game time with Munster A.
The academy's Rory Scannell takes over the captaincy duty from his brother Niall while Argentinian international Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino will make his first appearance for Munster A having made his debut for the province as a second half replacement in last weekend's Champions Cup win over Treviso.
The only two changes to the pack are in the front row with John Ryan and Kevin O'Byrne coming in to join Mario Sagario. Billy Holland and academy lock Sean McCarthy continue in the second row as does the back-row trio of Jordan Coghlan, Sean Doyle and Shane Buckley.
Cathal Sheridan and captain Scannell form a new pairing in the half backs with Cian Bohane and Matt D'Arcyagain in charge of the midfield.
Gonzalez Amorosino starts on the right wing with Ronan O'Mahony and David Johnston continuing on the left wing and full-back respectively.
Cashel RFC's Sean O'Connor is again named amongst the replacements, while Irish Club international and Old Belvedere hooker Eddie Rossiter is named in his first Munster A side.
Munster A: David Johnston; Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Matt D'Arcy, Cian Bohane, Ronan O'Mahony; Rory Scannell – capt., Cathal Sheridan; John Ryan, Kevin O'Byrne, Mario Sagario; Sean McCarthy, Billy Holland; Jordan Coghlan, Sean Doyle, Shane Buckley.
Replacements: Eddie Rossiter, Liam O'Connor, Sean O'Connor, Conor Oliver, Duncan Williams, Bill Johnston, Darren Sweetnam.
Munster A v Yorkshire Carnegie, British & Irish Cup Round 2, Friday November 20th at Kinsale RFC – KO 8pm.
Please note tickets are available to buy online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices in Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, or at Kinsale RFC from 6.30pm on Friday evening.
Ticket Prices: Adults €;10; Juniors €;3; Family Pack €;20 (2 adults & 2 juniors)
Parking – Please note there is no parking at the ground.
Supporters are encouraged to use the shuttle buses available from the following locations:
Park at Charles Fort and shuttle bus starts from 6.30pm.
Park in Kinsale town and shuttle bus starts from 6.30pm – pick up on Long Quay, across the road from Centra.
Weather in Cork – Dry night expected, with winds expected to have died down.