All You Need To Know | Munster v Ospreys
12th November 2020 By The Editor
Munster host Ospreys this weekend in the Guinness PRO14 as the province look to extend their lead at the top of Conference B.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
Sunday, November 15, 2.45pm
Live on TG4, S4C, eir Sport, Free Sports, Super Sport Variety 1, ESPN+ (USA) & pro14.tv.
View today’s match programme by clicking on the link below.
Did you know?
Munster have made over 400 carry metres in two consecutive PRO14 games. The province only achieved 400 carry metres twice last season, against the Kings at home and Cardiff away.
A flying start to the season has seen Munster win four from four before the postponement of last week’s fixture against Benetton.
Johann van Graan’s men used the opportunity to rest up last weekend and will be desperate to make it five wins from five against an Ospreys side lying third in Conference A.
There is a new Head Coach at Ospreys this year as experienced Englishman Toby Booth has taken the reins.
Booth has previously coached at London Irish, Bath and Harlequins and has already overseen an improvement following a difficult 2019/20 campaign for the Welsh side.
Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Rory Scannell, Damian de Allende, Matt Gallagher; JJ Hanrahan, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Donoghue (C), Tommy O’Donnell, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Josh Wycherley, John Ryan, Billy Holland, Jack O’Sullivan, Nick McCarthy, Ben Healy, Dan Goggin.
Ospreys: Mat Protheroe, Luke Morgan, Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler, Keiran Williams, Hanno Dirksen, Stephen Myler, Shaun Venter, Gareth Thomas, Ifan Phillips, Tom Botha, Adam Beard, Bradley Davies, Will Griffiths, Dan Lydiate (C), Gareth Evans.
Replacements: Dewi Lake, Rhodri Jones, Ma’afu Fia, Rhys Davies, Olly Cracknell, Matthew Aubrey, Josh Thomas, Scott Williams.
Ahead of kick-off on Sunday both sides will line up for a moment’s silence to mark the recent passing of our friend and colleague John O’Neill, RIP.
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi (FIR, 4th Championship Appearance)
Assistant Referees: George Clancy and Robert O’Sullivan (both IRFU)
TMO: Brian McNeice (IRFU)
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