19 Apr 14
In ideal playing conditions at the Sportsground Munster claimed a bonus point victory against Connacht to win 32-23 tonight, moving the province back to 2nd spot in the table.
Outside Williams and Hanrahan, there's a change in the centre with Ivan Dineen in to partner Danny Barnes in place of Scott Deasy who is listed on a strong bench that includes Marcus Horan and Sean Dougall, who makes a return from a knee injury he sustained against Connacht in Musgrave Park.
Munster won the corresponding fixture, played at the RDS, last season and the prize on offer to the winner of the Dooradoyle contest is a trip to the Final against the winner of the Newcastle Falcons/Bedford Blues game, with the respective Munster and Leinster team managers more likely to have concentrated their hotel accommodation research on the north eastern English city.
Munster: S Scanlon; C Hircock, D Barnes, I Dineen, R O'Mahony; JJ Hanrahan, D Williams; J Cronin, S Henry Capt., A Cotter; D Foley, I Nagle; N Ronan, B O'Mahony, CJ Stander. Replacements: D Casey, M Horan, B Hayes, S Dougall, J Holland, S Deasy, C Bohane.