All You Need To Know | Munster v Leinster
23rd December 2020 By The Editor
Munster welcome Leinster to Thomond Park on St. Stephen’s Day for this Round 9 Guinness PRO14 clash with both teams enjoying 100% records so far this season.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below:
Thomond Park (behind closed doors).
Saturday, December 26, 7.35pm
Eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 1, SuperSport Grandstand, pro14.tv
Did You Know?
Munster have won all of their games so far this season – seven games in the Guinness PRO14 and their two recent matches in the Champions Cup.
Both Munster and Leinster are undefeated and have enjoyed 100% records entering Saturday’s encounter at Thomond Park. Leinster are in second in Conference A of the PRO14 although they have a game in hand against Ulster who are in first. Munster lead the way in Conference B with 32 points.
Munster’s last victory against Leo Cullen’s side came in this fixture two years ago when Johann van Graan’s side secured a 26-17 victory thanks to tries from Chris Cloete and Keith Earls and 14 points from the boot of Joey Carbery. Recently retired Tyler Bleyendaal also notched a conversion in that game.
The most recent meeting between the sides was last season’s PRO14 semi-final as Munster fell to a 13-3 defeat in a tight game.
The visitors will be without Johnny Sexton and Garry Ringrose who are unavailable due to injury.
The PRO14 Conference tables are below in addition to this weekend’s fixtures.
Saturday, December 26
Zebre v Benetton 1pm
Dragons v Cardiff Blues 3pm
Ospreys v Scarlets 5.15pm
Munster v Leinster 7.35pm
Sunday, December 27
Connacht v Ulster 7.35pm
The Munster team will be announced on Thursday.
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 40th Championship Appearance)
Assistant Referees: Chris Busby and Rob O’Sullivan (both IRFU)
TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)