Farrell Fit For Munster V Gloucester Clash

Danny Cipriani to return from injury for Gloucester ahead of England's Six Nations campaign

Peter O'Mahoney powers over for Munster's opening try despite the best efforts of Connacht's Tom Daly.

Chris Farrell keeps his place after receiving positive news on a knee scan this week. While Keith Earls switches wings to number 11 and Andrew Conway moves from fullback to 14.

We examine the team selection with Chris Farrell back in the starting XV and identify the key battles that we think will decide the encounter.

Three of the changes are in the forwards pack, where Dave Kilcoyne returns at loosehead as Jeremy Loughman drops to the bench and Stephen Archer comes in at tighthead for John Ryan.

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.

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Pool 2 is evenly poised ahead of the weekend's clashes with all four sides vying for top spot and a quarter-final place.

Gerbrandt Grobler starts for Gloucester against his former side, with England out-half Danny Cipriani selected at out-half.

Johann van Graan's men were beaten by Castres in the previous round of Pool 2 matches, but they built a commanding lead at the summit by completing the double over their Premiership opponents with a 41-15 triumph.

Munster Head Coach Johan van Grann has made six changes from the Connacht game for Friday night's visit to Gloucester in the Champions Cup.

Mike Haley, Rory Scannell, Conor Murray, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer and CJ Stander all come into the side.

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