Pro14: Munster v Scarlets (Sat)

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Aaron Shingler joined Scarlets in 2008 and has won 24 caps for Wales
Pro14: Munster v Scarlets
Venue: Thomond Park, Limerick Date: Saturday, 29 February Kick-off: 17:00 GMT
Coverage: Live scores and report on the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app

Ireland centre Chris Farrell and Wales back-row forward Aaron Shingler both return to Pro14 action as Munster take on Scarlets at Thomond Park.

Munster make five changes from the side that won in Zebre, with Billy Holland back as captain and Dan Goggin, Kevin O’Byrne and Stephen Archer all returning to the starting XV.

Shingler was released from Wales’ Six Nations squad for a Scarlets comeback.

He missed last weekend’s win over Southern Kings because of illness.

Steffan Hughes also missed the bonus point victory against the South African side with a shoulder injury, but the centre is fit to lead a side that also shows five changes in all.

Hughes replaces Kieron Fonotia who has a calf problem, whilst Shingler replaces Ed Kennedy.

Sam Lousi and Lewis Rawlins make up a new-look second-row pairing and Jonathan Evans takes over at scrum-half with Keiran Hardy out until April with a hamstring injury.

After 12 rounds of the Pro14 Scarlets sit third in the Conference B table on 37 points, three points behind 2nd placed Munster.

Munster: Haley; Nash, Farrell, Goggin, Sweetnam; Hanrahan, Casey; Cronin, O’Byrne, Archer, Wycherley, Holland (capt), Botha, Cloete, O’Sullivan.

Replacements: Barron, Loughman, Ryan, Coombes, Hodnett, McCarthy, Scannell, O’Donnell.

Scarlets: O’Brien; Baldwin, Asquith, Hughes (capt), S Evans; D Jones, J Evans; Price, T Davies, Kruger, Rawlins, Lousi, Shingler, Macleod, Cassiem.

Replacements: Phillips, D Evans, Sebastian, Ratuva, Cummins, D Davis, Blacker, Conbeer.

Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)

Assistants: Sean Gallagher (IRFU) & Keith Allen (SRU)

TMO: Neil Patterson (SRU)



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