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All You Need To Know | Munster v Leinster

23rd December 2020 By The Editor

All You Need To Know | Munster v Leinster

Thomond Park will be the venue for Saturday's Interpro derby ©INPHO

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.

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:

Where?

Thomond Park (behind closed doors).

When?

Saturday, December 26, 7.35pm

Broadcast

Eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 1, SuperSport Grandstand, pro14.tv

Munster News

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Squad Update

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.

Preview

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

Conference A Table

Conference B Table

Teams

The Munster team will be announced on Thursday.

Match Officials

Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 40th Championship Appearance)

Assistant Referees: Chris Busby and Rob O’Sullivan (both IRFU)

TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)

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