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Preview & Video | Munster v Ulster

26th April 2018 By The Editor

Preview & Video | Munster v Ulster

Sammy Arnold is tackled by Christian Lealiifano in the New Year's Day clash against Ulster.

Munster are looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday as Johann van Graan’s side host Interpro rivals Ulster at Thomond Park in the Guinness PRO14 (5.35pm).

Munster are looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday as Johann van Graan’s side host Interpro rivals Ulster at Thomond Park in the Guinness PRO14 (5.35pm).

Tickets for the game are available online here.

Supporters attending the match will have the opportunity to see the 6 Nations and Triple Crown trophies that Ireland won last month pre-game in the Family Fun Zone.

With second place in Conference A and a home semi-final qualifier already secured, the game will be the province’s second last game at Thomond Park this season.

For their part, Ulster will be gunning for a bonus-point win to give themselves the chance to qualify for the Final Series. The northern province are four points behind third-placed Edinburgh so could yet overtake the Scottish side, who host Glasgow on Saturday night.

Ahead of the game, Van Graan said: “It’s an important game for us to get back on the horse and get back to Thomond Park. Ulster have been playing some very, very good rugby. It will be a challenge on Saturday evening.”

Speaking about the thousands of supporters that travelled to see the team face Racing 92 in Bordeuax last weekend, he said: “I have never seen that kind of incredible support for a team before and after a game. The way people came up to us after the match, at the airport, we are very thankful for that and appreciate it.”

Mike Sherry could make his 100th appearance for the province if he is selected on Saturday and the hooker is looking forward to the derby clash.

“It’s been a long time getting here,” he said. “Unfortunately with injuries and everything else, it disrupted my career. I was on 70 odd caps in 2013. But I’m very proud to play 100 times for Munster, and it will be a big day for me and my family. To put last weekend to bed, to move onto the play-offs, to give the coaches selection headaches.

“It’s a big opportunity. We can’t improve our position in the league, but Ulster can certainly get into the play-offs if they beat us with a bonus point, so that’s motivation as well. We are playing an Irish province, so there’s no lacking in motivation this weekend.”

Full-back Stephen Fitzgerald is another man looking to get an opportunity against Ulster at Thomond Park.

Fitzgerald said: “Obviously there is so much competition that when you do get a chance you have to take it, and thankfully I’ve done that a few times this year. I want to be playing for Munster every week, and it can get frustrating at times but there are some incredible players here. Hopefully I’ll get on the team this weekend.”

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