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Simon Easterby makes nine changes for Scarlets' game with Munster

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 20, 2013

Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby

Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby

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SIMON Easterby has made nine changes - one positional - to the Scarlets team for the RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Munster.

Liam Williams and centre Gareth Maule are the only remaining backs from the side which took on Clermont Auvergne last week, with Williams moving from full-back to the wing.

Gareth Owen returns to full-back with Aled Thomas replacing Rhys Priestland at fly-half and Rhodri Williams coming in at scrum half.

Ken Owens retains his place at hooker with Rob Evans and Jacobie Adriaanse making up the front row in place of Phil John and Samson Lee.

George Earle is replaced at lock by Richard Kelly with the back row of Josh Turnbull, John Barclay and Rob McCusker unchanged.

McCusker will be at the helm.

Scarlets: G. Owen; L. Williams, G. Maule, A. Warren, K. Phillips; A. Thomas, R. Williams; R. Evans, K. Owens, J. Adriaanse, J. Ball, R. Kelly, J. Turnbull, R. McCusker (capt), J. Barclay. Reps: E. Phillips, S. Hopkins, R. Jones, J. Snyman, D. Thomas, G. Davies, R. Priestland, M. Poole.

Munster: D. Hurley; G. van den Heever, C. Laulala, I. Dineen, A. Conway; JJ Hanrahan, C. Sheridan; D. Kilcoyne, D. Casey, BJ Botha, I. Nagle, B. Holland (capt), D. O’Callaghan, T. O’Donnell, CJ Stander. Reps: D. Varley, A. Cotter, J. Ryan, D. O’Callaghan, B. O’Mahony, D. Williams, J. Holland, R. O’Mahony.

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