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All You Need To Know | Racing 92 v Munster

9th January 2020 By The Editor

Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander tackle Boris Palu.

Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander tackle Racing 92's Boris Palu. Inpho

Munster take on Racing 92 in Paris on Sunday in a pivotal Champions Cup clash for both sides (4.15pm local time/3.15pm Irish time).

Munster take on Racing 92 in Paris on Sunday in a pivotal Champions Cup clash for both sides (4.15pm local time/3.15pm Irish time).

For all supporters travelling to the game, the MRSC have compiled a comprehensive travel guide, including details of the meeting point and travel information. Click here to get all the details.

Munster News

Team Announcement

Training Pics

Squad Update

Trio Added To Champions Cup Squad

Ticket Update

Where?

La Defense Arena, Paris

When?

Sunday at 4.15pm local time/3.15pm Irish time

Broadcast

Live on BT Sport

Did you know?

This is just the second time that Munster have played at La Defense Arena. The first clash two years ago ended in a 34-30 victory for Racing 92, see match highlights below.

Team Line-Ups

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Arno Botha, Chris Cloete, Craig Casey, Dan Goggin, Shane Daly.

Racing 92: B Dulin; T Thomas, V Vakatawa, H Chavancy – captain, J Imhoff; F Russell, T Iribaren; E Ben Arous, C Chat, B Tameifuna; B Palu, D Bird; W Lauret, B Le Roux, A Claassen.

Replacements: T Baubigny, H Kolingar, C Gomes Sa, D Ryan, F Sanconnie, M Machenaud, B Volavola, O Klemenczak.

Preview

Munster travel to Paris on Sunday for a Champions Cup Pool 4 clash with Racing 92 leading the way with three wins in their opening four Pool games.

Munster are the only side to have denied Racing victory in the Champions Cup so far this season with the teams playing out a 21-all draw at Thomond Park.

If Racing beat Munster they will book their place in the quarter-finals as Pool 4 winners

The French side go into the game having lost just one of their last 13 pool games (W11, D1) and beat Clermont Auvergne 27-19 last time out in the Top 14.

Racing have made the most metres (2,048), breaks (65), offloads (45) and beaten the most defenders (130) this season.

Munster have missed just 64 tackles, fewer than any other side, and as a result have the best tackle success rate in the competition (90%).

Only Ulster (1) have conceded fewer first half tries than Munster (2), but Racing have scored more (12) than any other side in this period.

Munster’s CJ Stander has made the most carries (80) and joint-second most tackles (66).

Elsewhere in the Pool this weekend, Saracens defeated Ospreys in Swansea.

Match Officials

Referee: Wayne Barnes

Assistant referees: Christophe Ridley & Paul Dix

TMO: Rowan Kitt

Champions Cup Tickets

Sunday, January 19

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

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