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Eyeing Up Edinburgh

19th September 2016 By Munster Rugby

Eyeing Up Edinburgh

Get the pre-match stats as Munster prepare for their first game in Limerick this season, welcoming Edinburgh to Thomond Park on Saturday at 3pm for Round 4 of the Guinness PRO12.

Get the pre-match stats as Munster prepare for their first game in Limerick this season, welcoming Edinburgh to Thomond Park on Saturday at 3pm for Round 4 of the Guinness PRO12.

Despite suffering a 27-19 defeat to the men in red on Cork soil last May, the Scotsmen will have fonder memories of their most recent visit to Thomond Park, just shading it on a 13-14 scoreline in the opening round of the 2014/15 campaign.

Of late however, the Irish provinces have had the measure of their Scottish counterparts with Edinburgh not winning on the road in Ireland since a trip to Connacht in January 2015.

With Munster and Edinburgh lying 6th and 8th respectively on the PRO12 table, both sides have scored 6 tries apiece to date, however crucially, Munster have performed better defensively, conceding just 5 tries in comparison to Edinburgh’s 9. These stats are somewhat reflected in results also, Munster winning two from three with Alan Solomon’s men picking up just one win to date – overcoming Scarlets in Round 2.

Munster have lost only one of their last five PRO12 matches but will have been particularly unhappy to lose on home soil against Cardiff Blues at Irish Independent Park in Round 2. Chasing his first home win as Munster’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus will lead Munster in Thomond Park for the first time this weekend, a ground where the Munstermen have not been defeated in 2016. The last visiting side to win in Limerick were Leinster on December 27th.

Munster v Edinburgh, Guinness PRO12 Round 4, Saturday September 24th at Thomond Park – KO 3pm.

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 28th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Gwyn Morris (WRU), Mark Patton (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Eddie Wigglesworth (IRFU)
TMO: Jon Mason (WRU)

HEAD TO HEAD – RECENT GUINNESS PRO12 MEETINGS
Date Venue M E Munster scorers Edinburgh Rugby scorers
Sat 7 Sep 13 Irish Independent Park 34 23 James Cronin(T) Ivan Dineen(T) James Coughlan(T) JJ Hanrahan(T/C) Denis Hurley(T) Ian Keatley(2C/P) Harry Leonard(C/P) Nick de Luca(T) Piers Francis(C/2P) Lee Jones(T)
Sat 3 May 14 Meggetland 55 12 Andrew Conway(T) Conor Murray(2C) JJ Hanrahan(5C/2P) Denis Hurley(T) Tommy O'Donnell(T) Penalty Try(2T) Damien Varley(T) Duncan Williams(T) Willem Nel(T) Greig Laidlaw(C) Carl Bezuidenhout(T)
Fri 5 Sep 14 Thomond Park 13 14 CJ Stander(2T) Ian Keatley(P) Jack Cuthbert(T) Tom Heathcote(3P)
Sat 11 Apr 15 BT Murrayfield 34 3 CJ Stander(T) Duncan Casey(T) Conor Murray(T) Keith Earls(T) Ian Keatley(3C/P) Simon Zebo(T) Tom Heathcote(P)
Sat 7 Nov 15 BT Murrayfield 16 14 Ian Keatley(C/3P) John Ryan(T) Will Helu(T) Sam Hidalgo-Clyne(3P)
Fri 29 Apr 16 Irish Independent Park 27 19 Johnny Holland(2C/P) Andrew Conway(T) Francis Saili(T) Rory Scannell(T) Simon Zebo(T) Jason Tovey(T/C/3P) Sam Hidalgo-Clyne(P)


Tickets
Adult tickets from €;20 and Family tickets from €;40 (2 adults & 2 juniors) can be purchased online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, or by calling 0818 719 300.

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