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All You Need To Know | Ulster v Munster

1st January 2020 By The Editor

All You Need To Know | Ulster v Munster

Ulster's Matt Faddes is tackled by Rory Scannell INPHO/Bryan Keane

Munster travel to Belfast on Friday night to face Ulster in Round 10 of the Guinness PRO14 for the first game of 2020.

Munster travel to Belfast on Friday night to face Ulster in Round 10 of the Guinness PRO14 for the first game of 2020.

Find out all you need to know ahead of #ULSvMUN below.

Munster News

Team Announcement

Training Gallery

Squad Update

Where?

Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.

When?

Friday, 7.35pm

Broadcast

Live on eir Sport and Premier Sports.

Did you know?

Ulster Rugby’s only defeat in their last seven matches in all tournaments was to Leinster at the RDS Arena in round 8 of the Guinness PRO14.

The last three matches between the two rivals have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst Munster’s most recent success in Belfast was by a single point in October 2016.

With Munster on 30 points at the top of Conference B, there are only seven points separating the top six sides.

Team Line-Ups

Munster: Shane Daly; Andrew Conway, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, Keynan Knox; Fineen Wycherley, Darren O’Shea; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, Arno Botha.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Dave Kilcoyne, John Ryan, Gavin Coombes, Jack O’Sullivan, Neil Cronin, Dan Goggin, Chris Cloete.

Ulster: Will Addison; Robert Baloucoune, Luke Marshall, Stuart McCloskey, Jacob Stockdale; Billy Burns, John Cooney; Jack McGrath, Rob Herring, Marty Moore; Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (C); Matthew Rea, Sean Reidy, Nick Timoney.

Replacements: John Andrew, Kyle McCall, Tom O’Toole, David O’Connor, Greg Jones, David Shanahan, Bill Johnston, Craig Gilroy.

Preview

Andrew Conway inspired the southern province to a narrow victory in November’s reverse fixture, sending Munster top of Conference B and that is where they remain, one point ahead of Edinburgh.

The men in red suffered defeat to Leinster in Thomond Park on Saturday, while Ulster secured five points at home to Connacht, and consolidated their second place in Conference A on 31 points.

Home advantage proved decisive in this clash last season – Munster with a 64-7 success at Thomond Park, but Ulster bit back to win 19-12 on home soil.

A tough challenge awaits at the Belfast venue where a visiting side hasn’t won since October 2018.

Match Officials

Referee: Dan Jones

Assistant Referees: Sean Gallagher and Mike English

TMO: Sean Brickell

Video | Press Pass

Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree, Jeremy Loughman and Dan Goggin look ahead to the game.

Champions Cup Tickets

Sunday, January 19

Munster v Ospreys, Thomond Park, 1pm; Buy tickets here

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