Jack O’Donoghue and Joey Carbery in Munster team to face Edinburgh

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Joey Carbery has been named in the Munster team for tomorrow’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

The former Leinster out-half has been passed fit, having spent the last month suffering from a hamstring injury.

He returns to the backline along with Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Keith Earls and Conor Murray.

There are 11 changes to the team that defeated Zebre last weekend.

Jack O’Donoghue has been selected at openside flanker.

It will be his first European appearance since last year’s semi-final defeat to Racing 92.

The six changes in the pack see Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and John Ryan pack down in the front row with locks Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne also returning alongside flanker O’Mahony.

Mike Haley starts at full-back with Conway and Earls on either flank. Rory Scannell is joined by Farrell in the centres with Murray and Carbery in the half-backs.

CJ Stander completes the side at number eight.

Jack O'Donoghue and Joey Carbery in Munster team to face Edinburgh

Former Munster back-row Alan Quinlan feels his old team are in for a tough tie in Scotland.

“Munster have to start this game well and set a real tone early in the game. They’re well capable of it.

I’m not saying that they can’t win the game but I’d be very nervous about this one.

“They were brilliant in the pool stages – two away wins, they beat Newcastle away and they beat Toulon away in the south of France and people started to take notice, even from round one.

“They’ve a really good side, loads of internationals.”

The squad travel to Edinburgh from Shannon Airport today.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, Tyler Bleyendaal, Dan Goggin.

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