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All You Need To Know | Scarlets v Munster

1st October 2020 By The Editor

The Munster team huddle at training this week.

The Munster team huddle at training this week. Inpho

Munster start the Guinness PRO14 campaign this weekend with a very tough assignment away to Scarlets in Wales.

Munster start the Guinness PRO14 campaign this weekend with a very tough assignment away to Scarlets in Wales.

We will be wearing our new adidas Alternate kit for the clash, the new jersey was revealed on Thursday morning and is available exclusively at Life Style Sports here.

There were zero positive tests from this week’s round of PCR testing of Munster players and staff.

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

Munster News

Team Announcement

Training Gallery

Squad Update

New Alternate Jersey

The new Munster Alternate adidas kit is available exclusively at Life Style Sports.

The new Munster Alternate adidas kit is available exclusively at Life Style Sports.

Where?

Parc y Scarlets

When?

Saturday, 3pm

Broadcast

Live on eir Sport, TG4 and Premier Sports.

Did you know?

Munster have lost only once on the opening since 2009 – a defeat to Edinburgh in 2014.

Team Line-Ups

Scarlets: Leigh Halfpenny; Tom Rogers, Jonathan Davies, Steff Hughes, Steff Evans; Dan Jones, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens (C), Werner Kruger; Jake Ball, Sam Lousi; Blade Thomson, Josh Macleod, Sione Kalamafoni.

Replacements: Ryan Elias, Phil Price, Javan Sebastian, Lewis Rawlins, James Davies, Kieran Hardy, Rhys Patchell, Tyler Morgan.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Darren Sweetnam; JJ Hanrahan, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Gavin Coombes, Neil Cronin, Ben Healy, Rory Scannell.

Preview

Saturday afternoon’s clash in Wales is set to feature the strongest sides available to both clubs as Conference B rivals Scarlets and Munster face off in the most highly-anticipated clash of the Guinness PRO14’s opening weekend.

Munster ended last season just four points above Scarlets to deny the Welsh side a spot in the semi-finals.

Scarlets were in Challenge Cup quarter-final action just two weeks ago when they fell to a narrow 11-6 loss away to Toulon with Leigh Halfpenny kicking two penalties for the Welsh side.

Glenn Delaney was recently installed as the new Scarlets Head Coach with the New Zealander, who had been Defence Coach, taking the top job after Brad Moaar left to join the All Blacks coaching team.

Match Officials

Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU, 8th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Nigel Owens & Dan Jones (both WRU)

TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Press Pass

Head Coach Johann van Graan, Mike Haley & Tadhg Beirne spoke to the media remotely this week ahead of Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 opener against Scarlets (3pm).

Hear from the trio below.

Videos | Munster Training & Jack Crowley Interview

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