THE touring Australians expect strong opposition when they meet Munster at Musgrave Park, Cork this afternoon. Munster have an impressive record against tourists, including wins over Australia in 1967 and 1981, a draw with the 1973 All Blacks and victory over the otherwise unbeaten All Blacks of 1978.
David Campese, celebrating his 30th birthday, starts on the replacements' bench though there is little doubt he will see action.
MUNSTER: C Haly (Cork Constitution); R Wallace (Garryowen), P Danaher (Garryowen), B Walsh (Cork Constitution) J Clarke (Dolphin), D Larkin (Garryowen), D Tobin (Young Munster); P McCarthy (Cork Constitution), T Kingston (Dolphin, capt), P Clohessy (Young Munster), R Costello (Garryowen), G Clohessy (Young Munster), M Galwey (Shannon), G Eals (Young Munster), B Cronin (Garryowen). Replacements: K Murphy (Cork Constitution), J Galvin (Shannon), I Barry (Garryowen), J Fitzgerald (Young Munster), K Wood (Garryowen), E O'Sullivan (Old Crescent).
AUSTRALIA: T Kelaher; D Smith, A Herbert, R Tombs, D Junee; P Kahl, A Ekert; C Lillicrap, D Nucifora (capt), D Crowley, W Waugh, G Morgan, M Brial, S Scott-Young, T Coker. Replacements: P Kearns, E McKenzie, T Gavin, P Slattery, T Horan, D Campese.