Preview | Edinburgh v Munster
16th March 2018 By The Editor
Munster are back in action tonight as face in-form Edinburgh in a rearranged Guinness PRO14 clash at Murrayfield (7.35pm, live on TG4).
Edinburgh have navigated the 6 Nations period brilliantly and have won all three fixtures thus far – two of which were away from home.
Head Coach Richard Cockerill has instilled a real winning mentality in the Scottish side and they have started to build serious momentum with late wins over Glasgow, Stade Francais in the Challenge Cup, Leinster and Ulster proving their mettle.
Ahead of the clash, Head Coach Johann van Graan said: “We have two teams, still the same, coming up against each other. Edinburgh have been playing some incredible rugby; they haven’t lost at Murrayfield this year and won five out of the last six. They have been in good form, winning games in the dying moments.”
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“This is the part of the season that you want to be involved in.”
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) March 16, 2018
Billy Holland captains the side on his 150th PRO14 appearance and is eager to get points on the board and build momentum ahead of the most important stage of the season.
“At most we have 11 weeks left in the season and they will fly by,” said Holland. “I believe momentum and winning are a habit and building that starts for us against Edinburgh.”
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“Winning is a habit, as Ireland have shown, and you need to build up a little momentum.”
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) March 15, 2018
Did you know?
Edinburgh Rugby have won all four Guinness PRO14 matches since the turn of the new year, their only defeat since November being away to Glasgow on 30 December.
Edinburgh have won all four matches they have played in Murrayfield in all tournaments this season.
Munster’s only defeat in the last four rounds of the Guinness PRO14 was at Cardiff Blues on February 17.
Next home game
Guinness PRO14: Munster v Scarlets, Thomond Park, Sat 24 March, 5.30pm; Tickets available online, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park, or by calling 061 421103. Tickets from just €7 (Student & Junior) with Family packs (two adults and two children) available for just €40.