Munster Team Named For Crucial Champions Cup Clash With Gloucester

Danny Cipriani has not played since suffering an injury in defeat against Exeter Chiefs last month

Danny Cipriani has not played since suffering an injury in defeat against Exeter Chiefs last month

Gloucester are now bottom of Pool Two, but only trail leaders Munster by four points and will still have hopes of qualifying for the next stage.

Chris Farrell will take his place in the Munster starting 15 to take on Gloucester at Kingsholm tomorrow night after an injury scare. He sustained an injury against Exeter last month but has been cleared to play.

Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and Archer pack down in the front row with Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne in the engine room. Mike Haley has been named at full-back with Andrew Conway and Keith Earls on the wings.

Rhys Marshall returns from injury and is named among the replacements with the hooker set to make his first appearance since October's clash against Gloucester.

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. Gloucester come into the game off the back of losses to Leicester and Sale Sharks in their last two games and they sit third in pool 2 on eight points, four behind leaders Munster. They will know this is a do or die game for their hopes of progression in this year's competition.

Hohneck, 2. Henry Walker, 3. Gerbrant Grobler, 6. Franco Mostert, 7. Lewis Ludlow, 8. Ben Morgan (c), 9. Callum Braley, 10. Danny Cipriani, 11. Charlie Sharples, 13. Billy Twelvetrees, 12.

Replacements: Franco Marais, 17.

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