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All You Need To Know | Dragons v Munster

23rd January 2019 By The Editor

All You Need To Know | Dragons v Munster

The Munster team to face Dragons will be named at noon on Friday.

Munster are back in Guinness PRO14 action this Saturday afternoon as Johann van Graan’s side visit Dragons at Rodney Parade (3pm, live on eir Sport, TG4 and Premier Sports).

See the best pics from training this week here.

Munster lead Conference A of the Guinness PRO14 after 13 rounds of action and return to PRO14 after a fortnight of Champions Cup that saw the province secure a quarter-final place.

A recent change of Head Coach at Dragons has seen Ceri Jones take the reins in Newport-Gwent with Bernard Jackman departing the Welsh club.

Former Wales prop Jones led the Men of Gwent to a first Welsh derby win in four seasons with victory against the Ospreys last month with Dragons now sixth in Conference B of the PRO14.

All four of their PRO14 wins so far this season have come at Rodney Parade with Edinburgh among the sides beaten in Newport already this season.

The Welsh region defeated Munster at Rodney Parade back in December 2015.

Team Line-Ups

Dragons: Jordan Williams; Jared Rosser, Tyler Morgan, Jack Dixon, Will Talbot-Davies; Josh Lewis, Rhodri Williams; Brok Harris, Richard Hibbard (C), Lloyd Fairbrother; Joe Davies, Matthew Screech; Harrison Keddie, Nic Cudd, Ollie Griffiths.

Replacements: Rhys Lawrence, Rhys Fawcett, Dan Suter, Lewis Evans, Taine Basham, Rhodri Davies, Jason Tovey, Zane Kirchner.

Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Dan Goggin, Tyler Bleyendaal (C), Ronan O’Mahony; Bill Johnston, Alby Mathewson; Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Fineen Wycherley, Conor Oliver, Arno Botha.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, Ciaran Parker, Darren O’Shea, Gavin Coombes, Neil Cronin, Calvin Nash, Jaco Taute.

Press Pass

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan, Tyler Bleyendaal and Arno Botha look ahead to the big game.

Match Officials

Referee: Ben Blain (SRU, 1st competition game)

Assistant Referees: Keith Allen, Finn Brown (both SRU)

TMO: Dave Pearson (SRU)

Next Home Game

Fri, February 15 – Guinness PRO14: Munster v Southern Kings, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Early Bird Closes on Wed, January 30 – Buy tickets here

6 Nations Rugby In Cork

Friday, February 1, 2019: Ireland U20s v England U20s, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here

Friday, March 8, 2019: Ireland U20s v France U20s, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here


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