Munster v Scarlets Preview

Scarlets Head Coach Nigel Davies has named his 22 to face Munster away on Sunday 10 January.


Nigel Davies is aware of the challenge ahead as Munster will be looking to regain their winning ways following a defeat to Ulster last weekend.


The Scarlets are looking for a win to keep within the Blues and Dragons’ reach within the Magners League table.


Rhys Priestland returns to outside half with Daniel Evans regaining his place at fullback following Stephen Jones’ shoulder injury during the New Year’s Eve fixture away at Rodney Parade.


Damian Welch comes in for his third start of the season at lock for Lou Reed who moves to the replacements bench.


Meanwhile Munster have included all their fit internationals with the exception of John Hayes for the clash with Scarlets on Sunday.


Teams


Munster:


P Warwick; D Howlett, K Earls, J de Villiers, D Hurley; R O’Gara, T O’Leary; W du Preez, D Fogarty, T Buckley; D O’Callaghan, P O’Connell capt; A Quinlan, N Ronan, D Wallace.


Replacements: D Varley, S Archer, D Ryan, J Coughlan, PStringer, L Mafi, I Dowling


Scarlets


15.Daniel Evans, 14.Lee Williams, 13.Sean Lamont, 12.Jon Davies, 11.Andy Fenby, 10.Rhys Priestland, 9.Martin Roberts, 1,Phil John, 2.Ken Owens, 3.Deacon Manu, 4.Damian Welch, 5.Dominic Day, 6.Rob McCusker, 7.Johnathan Edwards, 8.David Lyons(c)


Replacements: 16.Jamie Corsi, 17.Emyr Phillips, 18.Lou Reed, 19.Richie Pugh, 20.Gareth Davies, 21.Morgan Stoddart, 22.Gareth Maule

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