All You Need To Know | Zebre v Munster
22nd November 2018 By The Editor
Munster return to Guinness PRO14 action on Sunday in the first of a 10-week block of games with Johann van Graan’s side travelling to face Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (4.30pm local time, 3.30pm Irish time – live on eir Sport and Premier Sports).
Munster have recorded two vital wins in their most recent PRO14 games. Rory Scannell’s magnificent long-range penalty defeated Glasgow with the last kick of the game in Munster’s last game at Thomond Park.
The centre was at it again in South Africa the following week as he landed another monster penalty with Mike Haley also touching down late on to help Munster record a bonus-point 30-26 victory away to Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Munster lie in second play of Conference A after eight games and will be looking to keep up the pressure on leaders Glasgow Warriors.
Zebre are a team on the up and have only lost one of their last seven home games in all tournaments. Edinburgh and Cardiff have both lost in Parma already this season along with Premiership side Bristol Bears in the Challenge Cup.
Both squads for the clash will be named at noon on Friday.
A Word From Inside The Munster Camp
Ahead of the clash, Munster prop Stephen Archer said: “It will be tough on Sunday and I imagine it will be cold and wet down there, it always is this time of year.
“They have only lost once at home so far this season. It’s not an easy place to go and I’m sure that Michael Bradley will have them chomping at the bit to get at us.
“We had most of last week off and then it was back to training last Friday and we have been fully focused on the Zebre game.
“With it being a Sunday game as well, it’s a longer lead-in than normal. I’m just looking forward to getting back onto the pitch and playing rugby. You just want to keep the momentum from the last few wins going, rugby is all about momentum and keeping that winning habit.”
Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU)
Assistant Referees: Fin Brown (SRU), Matteo Liperini (FIR)
TMO: Dave Pearson (SRU)
Tickets – Next Two Home Games
Friday, November 30
Guinness PRO14: Munster v Edinburgh, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Buy Tickets
Sunday, December 9
Champions Cup: Munster v Castres Olympique, Thomond Park, 1pm; Buy Tickets