European Champions Cup: Joey Carbery and Conor Murray to start out collectively in opposition to Castres
|Heineken Champions Cup Pool Two|
|Venue: Thomond Park, Limerick Date: Sunday, 9 December Kick-off: 13:00 GMT|
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Fly-half Joey Carbery will companion Conor Murray within the half-backs for the primary time since becoming a member of Munster when the province host Castres Olympique within the European Champions Cup on Sunday.
It is going to be Murray’s second begin of the season following his return from a neck damage.
CJ Stander can be set to return for Johan Van Graan’s aspect who presently sit high of Pool Two after two video games.
Chris Farrell continues his midfield partnership with Rory Scannell.
Final 12 months’s crushed semi-finalists are again to full power with their full praise of Eire internationals having returned to the squad following the November internationals.
A lot pleasure surrounded the potential half-back partnership of Carbery and Murray following the previous’s transfer from Leinster.
|Champions Cup Pool Two|
Nevertheless a neck damage saved Murray out of motion for the primary few months of the season, with the British and Irish Lion solely returning to motion on the finish of November.
The scrum-half, together with Farrell, made his first begin of the marketing campaign in final week’s thumping Pro14 win over Edinburgh at Thomond Park.
Peter O’Mahony captains the aspect from the again row the place he’s joined by Eire teammate Stander and South African Chris Cloete.
Castres sit second in Pool Two having held on to defeat Exeter Chiefs regardless of enjoying nearly all of the sport with 14-men following Maamu Vaipulu’s first half pink card.
The quantity eight retains his place within the again row whereas French worldwide Scott Spedding returns at full-back.
Munster: Haley; Conway, Farrell, Scannell, Earls; Carbery, Murray; Kilcoyne, Scannell, Ryan; Beirne, Holland; O’Mahony (C), Cloete, Stander.
Replacements: O’Byrne, Loughman, Parker, Wycherley, Botha, Mathewson, Hanrahan, Arnold.
Castres: Spedding; Batlle, Combezou, Vialelle, Paris; Urdapilleta, Radosavljevic; Tichit, Jenneker, Kotze, Jacquet, Lassalle, Babillot, Gimeno, Tulou.
Replacements: Firmin, Fa’anunu, Clerc, Samson, Caballero, Caminati, Laveau, Kockott.