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All You Need To Know | Guinness PRO14 Quarter-Final

1st May 2019 By The Editor

Andrew Conway in action against Benetton Rugby last season.

Andrew Conway in action against Benetton Rugby last season.

Knockout rugby returns to Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon as Munster face in-form Benetton Rugby in a Guinness PRO14 quarter-final (3pm).

Knockout rugby returns to Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon as Munster face in-form Benetton Rugby in a Guinness PRO14 quarter-final (3pm).

Kids go free for the clash – tickets are available from just €25 and you can also order two free Junior tickets with each ticket purchased!

Buy online here or from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices in Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park.

See full matchday information here.

For pictures of Munster training this week, click here.

Read our latest squad update here.

Benetton Rugby made history as the first Italian team to qualify for the Guinness PRO14 Final Series and travel to Limerick full of confidence.

Their last two visits to Ireland saw Benetton draw against Ulster in Belfast and against Leinster at the RDS.

The majority of Italy’s national side play with Benetton with Tommaso Allan pulling the strings from out-half. Wingers Monty Ioane and Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara and two of the most dangerous wide men in the competition.

Ahead of the game, Benetton Head Coach Kieran Crowley said: “We don’t want to stop here. We have nothing to lose because nobody expected us to get here.”

Johann van Graan’s Munster side have won nine of their last ten Guinness PRO14 encounters and completed an unbeaten regular season at home by seeing off fellow Final Series qualifiers Connacht last week.

The winners of the clash will face Leinster at the RDS in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final on Saturday, May 18 (3pm).

Team Line-Ups

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, John Ryan, Billy Holland, Arno Botha, Alby Mathewson, JJ Hanrahan, Dan Goggin.

Benetton Rugby: Jayden Hayward, Ratuva Tavuyara, Marco Zanon, Luca Morisi, Monty Ioane, Tommaso Allan (C), Dewaldt Duvenage, Toa Halafihi, Abraham Steyn, Sebastian Negri; Federico Ruzza, Marco Lazzaroni; Marco Riccioni, Luca Bigi, Nicola Quaglio.

Replacements: Hame Faiva, Derrick Appiah, Tiziano Pasquali, Irné Herbst, Dean Budd, Tito Tebaldi, Antonio Rizzi, Alberto Sgarbi.

Video | Press Pass

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan, Jean Kleyn and Chris Farrell were all speaking to the media this week, hear the thoughts of the trio ahead of the clash below.

Match Officials

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU).

Assistant Referees: Ben Whitehouse (WRU) and Dan Jones (WRU).

TMO: Ian Davies (WRU).

Broadcast

The game will be live on eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 1 and & DAZN.

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