Pro12: Glasgow v Munster (Fri)

Johne Murphy
Johne Murphy

Munster have made a number of changes to their starting line-up for Friday's Pro12 game against second-placed Glasgow at Scotstoun.

In the backline, Johne Murphy comes onto the wing in place of the injured Denis Hurley, while Duncan Williams gets the nod ahead of Cathal Sheridan.

Mike Sherry and BJ Botha replace Damien Varley and Stephen Archer in the pack.

Paddy Butler comes into the team in the back row to replace knee injury victim Sean Dougall.

Hurley tweaked a hamstring in last weekend's win over Connacht and has still been feeling the effects this week.

Glasgow lie second in the table, one point behind leaders Leinster, after losing to the Irish province last Saturday.

While the Scottish outfit have their eyes firmly fixed on securing a home semi-final in the play-offs, sixth-placed Munster hope to boost their receding hopes of a place in the last four.

Glasgow: tba.

Munster: F Jones; D Howlett, C Laulala, J Downey, J Murphy; R O'Gara, D Williams; D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, BJ Botha; Donncha O'Callaghan, P O'Connell; P Butler, T O'Donnell , J Coughlan.

Replacements: D Varley, W du Preez, S Archer, B Holland, N Ronan, C Sheridan, I Keatley, I Dineen.