an Champions Cup: Edinburgh v Munster
Venue: Murrayfield Date: Saturday, 30 March Kick off: 12:45 GMT

Stuart McInally returns to captain Edinburgh in Saturday’s Champions Cup Quarterfinal against Munster.

The hooker was well rested for the visit of Leinster last week with begun all of Scotland’s Six Nations fittings and skippered the national team in two.

Darcy Graham shifts from wing to Full Back with Blair Kinghorn wounded and Damien Hoyland comes into the backline.

Munster revive their captain Peter O’Mahony into the starting line-up in one of 11 fluctuations from the win over Zebre.

The flanker, for example McInally, had been rested after the Six Nations.

Fly-half Joey Carbery returns to Murrayfield at which he starred in Ireland within their success over Scotland last month, having recovered from a hamstring injury.

Fellow Ireland internationals Andrew Conway and Keith Earls start on the wings using Mike Haley at full-back. Chris Farrell is selected along with Rory Scannell in the centres with British and Irish Lion Conor Murray back in the side to associate Carbery.

Johann van Graan chooses for an All New front-row of both Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and John Ryan. Jean Kleyn and breakdown pro Tadhg Beirne form the lock pairing, together with Jack O’Donoghue and strength number eight CJ Stander completing the spine.

Richard Cockerill’s Edinburgh are aiming for just their next semifinal appearance by beating the two time an champions.

Lock Grant Gilchrist and facility Chris Dean also return to your home XV after last Friday’s bonus-point triumph over Leinster.

Scotland captain John Barclay continues on the blindside flank later making his comeback from a 10-month injury lay off against the province, also combines a formidable back-row unit using Hamish Watson and Viliame”Bill” Mata.

“We’re going to savor the competition and determine whether we’re good enough to complete it. We are going to try and out-Munster Munster, once we’re two sides which play quite similar ,” Cockerill said.

“Should we get it right we’ll beat them – we’ve got to front up in such large games. We’ll be well prepared, have a lot of belief in what we do and we’re coming to win.”

Replacements: Ford, Dell, Berghan, Bradbury, Ritchie, Shiel, Hickey, Bennett.

Replacements: Marshall, Loughman, Archer, Holland, Botha, Mathewson, Bleyendaal, Goggin.


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