Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Munster Team Announced For Champions Cup Against Gloucester

Munster Team Announced For Champions Cup Against Gloucester

Peter O'Mahony captains Munster with six changes to the side that defeated Connacht last weekend.

A Gloucester side featuring the returning Danny Cipriani offered greater resistance in the second half as Ollie Thorley and Fraser Balmain touched down, but Munster - beaten semi-finalists last season - were simply too strong, with Keith Earls, Andrew Conway and Carbery going over to complete the rout.

Kilcoyne and Archer are in the front row with CJ Stander named at number eight.

Mike Haley comes in at full back, in a move that sees Andrew Conway switching to the wing. There were concerns that a knock to his knee sustained late in last Saturday's win over Connacht at the Sportsground could sideline Farrell for this crucial game.

We examine the team selection with Chris Farrell back in the starting XV and identify the key battles that we think will decide the encounter.

Cipriani is not the only player making their return from injury for Gloucester on Friday.

Gloucester v MunsterHeineken Champions Cup Round 5, Pool 2.

Where to watch Gloucester vs Munster?
. They will know this is a do or die game for their hopes of progression in this year's competition. Josh Hohneck, 2. Henry Walker, 3. Gerbrandt Grobler; 6. Franco Mostert, 7. Lewis Ludlow, 8. Ben Morgan (c), 9.

The Irish province endured a slow start at Kingsholm and did not get off the mark until Joey Carbery's 19th-minute penalty cancelled out Billy Twelvetrees' three-pointer.

Replacements: 16. Franco Marais, 17.

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