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Munster and Leinster both make changes for Stephen's Day clash

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 23/12/2017 Robert Hynes

Munster and Leinster have both made a number of changes for their clash on St Stephen's Day.

Johann van Graan makes four changes, while Leo Cullen has named Jack McGrath as Leinster captain for the first time.

Rhys Marshall and Andrew Conway return for Munster, with Keith Earls and Tommy O’Donnell also named to start for the first time since Connacht in round seven.

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Jordan Larmour makes his first senior start for Leinster from full back with Barry Daly returning from ankle injury to take his place on the right wing.

On the left wing new signing James Lowe makes his second appearance in blue after his two-try debut in Italy a few weeks ago.

Robbie Henshaw and Rory O'Loughlin are selected in the centre, while Jamison Gibson-Park and Ross Byrne are the half backs.

Munster team v Leinster: Andrew Conway; Darren Sweetnam, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (c), Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Niall Scannell, James Cronin, John Ryan, Darren O’Shea, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Simon Zebo.

Leinster team v Munster: Jordan Larmour; Barry Daly, Rory O'Loughlin, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Ross Byrne, Jamison Gibson-Park; Jack McGrath (c), James Tracy, Michael Bent; Devin Toner, James Ryan; Jordi Murphy, Dan Leavy, Jack Conan

Replacements: Richardt Strauss, Ed Byrne, Tadhg Furlong, Mick Kearney, Josh van der Flier, Nick McCarthy, Cathal Marsh, Noel Reid

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