Clermont add international class as Parra amongst call-ups for Munster showdown

Updated 12.30

IF MUNSTER DIDN’T already know they were in for a battle this weekend in France, they do now.

Clermont have named their side to face the Irish province on Sunday in a crucial European Champions Cup tie.

France international Morgan Parra comes back in a scrum half after two months out of action.

Parra, capped 56 times for France and who had an outstanding World Cup for his country in 2011, will start for the Auvergne side having recovered from a shoulder injury he picked up against La Rochelle on 11 October.

Elsewhere, Davit Zirakashvili and Alexandre Lapandry are reintroduced to the pack while former All Blacks wing Zac Guildford comes in on the wing.

Clermont became the first French side to defeat Munster in Ireland last weekend when they triumphed 16-9 at Thomond Park.


15. Nick Abendanon
14. Nao Nakaitaci
13. Aurélien Rougerie
12. Wesley Fofana
11. Zac Guildford
10. Camille Lopez
9. Morgan Parra
1. Thomas Domingo
2. Benjamin Kayser
3. Davit Zirakashvili
4. Sébastien Vahaamahina
5. Jamie Cudmore
6. Damien Chouly (capt.)
7. Alexandre Lapandry
8. Fritz Lee


16. John Ulugia
17. Raphael Chaume
18. Clément Ric
19. Julien Pierre
20. Julien Bardy
21. Ludovic Radosavljevic
22. Brock James
23. Benson Stanley

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