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Zebo Left Out As Munster Name Team For Racing Semi-Final

Zebo Left Out As Munster Name Team For Racing Semi-Final
By Gavin Cooney Updated
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Munster today named their team to face Racing 92 in the Champions Cup semi-final on Sunday afternoon, and elected to leave Simon Zebo - troubled by injury ever since being forced off against Toulon in tears - among the replacements. Part of the thinking behind that decision is the fact that Keith Earls has recovered from the knee injury he picked up in the final few minutes of the Grand Slam win against England.

Elsewhere, Jack O'Donoghue is fit to start.

Munster team to face Racing 

Andrew Conway; Keith Earls, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Alex Wootton; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.

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Replacements: Rhys Marshall, James Cronin, John Ryan, Gerbrandt Grobler, Robin Copeland, James Hart, JJ Hanrahan, Simon Zebo

 

Elsewhere, Leinster have included Robbie Henshaw in their team to face Scarlets in Dublin on Saturday. As expected, Luke McGrath and Sean O'Brien miss out through injury with James Lowe excluded to allow Jamison-Gibson Park to play. Jordan Larmour is among the replacements, with Johnny Sexton named as captain.

Leinster team to face Scarlets 

 Rob Kearney; Fergus McFadden; Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw; Isa Nacewa; Johnny Sexton, Jamison Gibson-Park; Cian Healy, Seán Cronin, Tadhg Furlong; Devin Toner, James Ryan; Scott Fardy, Dan Leavy, Jordi Murphy

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Replacements:  James Tracy, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Ross Molony, Jack Conan, Nick McCarthy, Joey Carbery, Jordan Larmour.

See Also: French Media Reports Munster Set To Outnumber Racing Fans Due To Bizarre Situation

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