Munster make eight changes as Cardiff come calling

Munster v Cardiff Rugby
Venue: Musgrave Park, Cork.
Kick-off: 7.35pm
On TV: Live on TG4, BBC Wales, Premier Sports
Such is the compression among the peleton behind Leinster in the URC table that Munster go into the penultimate round of the regular season in third place and come Saturday night could find themselves anywhere between second and sixth. The ramifications of Friday’s result for the knock-out stages are thus very significant.
A top-two finish could offer the carrot of a home route to the final, and a place in the top four would at least earn a quarter-final at Thomond Park presuming the pitch recovers after the Ed Sheeran concerts there next weekend, while finishing outside the top four would lead to an away quarter-final.
Any slip-ups here, and with Leinster still to come in their final game at the Aviva on May 21st, Munster’s play-off prognosis would not be especially promising.
Fittingly, therefore, for his own farewell to their Cork home, Johann van Graan has restored tw …