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All You Need To Know | Munster v Cardiff Blues

23rd October 2020 By The Editor

Munster face Cardiff in Thomond Park on Monday night.

Munster face Cardiff in Thomond Park on Monday night. Inpho

The only two unbeaten sides in Guinness PRO14 Conference B face off on Monday night as leaders Cardiff Blues face second-placed Munster in Limerick.

The only two unbeaten sides in Guinness PRO14 Conference B face off on Monday night as leaders Cardiff Blues face second-placed Munster in Limerick.

Download the official match programme for free below.

Where?

Thomond Park

When?

Monday, October 26, 8.15pm

Broadcast

Live on Eir Sport, TG4 and Premier Sports.

Munster News

Team Announcement

Squad Update

Training Gallery

This Week At Munster Rugby

Teams

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam; Ben Healy, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Billy Holland (C); Jack O’Donoghue, John Hodnett, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Josh Wycherley, Roman Salanoa, Jean Kleyn, Chris Cloete, Nick McCarthy, JJ Hanrahan, Damian de Allende.

Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan; Aled Summerhill, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Hallam Amos; Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams (C); Corey Domachowski, Kristian Dacey, Dmitri Arhip; Ben Murphy, Rory Thornton; James Ratti, James Botham, Olly Robinson.

Replacements: Ethan Lewis, Brady Thyer, Scott Andrews, Sam Moore, Alun Lawrence, Lewis Jones, Jason Tovey, Garyn Smith.

Did you know?

There have been 23 previous Monday fixtures in the history of the Guinness PRO14 but all were played over the Christmas and New Year period.

Preview

Conference B table toppers Cardiff come to Thomond Park with two wins from two beating Zebre and Connacht in the opening rounds.

Munster also enter the contest with two late wins over Scarlets and Edinburgh thanks to the boot of Academy out-half Ben Healy and a never-say-die attitude.

Cardiff’s defence has been excellent since the start of the new season, conceding only one try in the last two games.

With only one point separating the teams in the table, the winner of this game will establish a lead at the top of Conference B.

Match Programme

A digital copy of the match programme will be available online two hours before kick-off. Check out the Munster v Edinburgh match programme below.

‘Be There’ Support

We look forward to seeing our supporters who have signed up to our “Be There” initiative with over 650 cut-outs of supporters featuring in Thomond Park on Monday night.

More info can be found here for future match opportunities.

Match Officials

Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR, 8th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Frank Murphy, Eoghan Cross (both IRFU)

TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

Videos | Press Pass & Paddy Kelly Interview

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