All You Need To Know | Connacht v Munster
6th January 2021 By The Editor
Munster travel to Galway to take on Connacht on Saturday for this Guinness PRO14 Round 11 clash with eight points separating the sides in Conference B.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below:
The Sportsground, Galway (behind closed doors).
Saturday, January 9, 7.35pm
Live on eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 2, TG4, SuperSport, ESPN+ (USA), pro14.tv.
Did You Know?
Munster fell to just their first loss of the 2020/21 season when they were beaten 15-10 by Ulster in Belfast last weekend. The team that played at the Kingspan Stadium consisted of 14 changes to the team that won in Clermont. A late try from Darren Sweetnam and conversion from Jack Crowley secured a losing bonus-point for Johann van Graan’s side.
This Round 11 meeting with Connacht is a top-of-the-table Conference B clash with Munster leading the way on 33 points with the Westerners in second-place on 25 points.
With just eight points separating the sides in Conference B, Saturday night’s match in Galway will be a fascinating encounter. Andy Friend’s side will be going into the match with a lot of confidence after they recorded an impressive 35-24 win over Leinster at the RDS last weekend.
Munster have enjoyed recent success at the Sportsground with away wins secured in both the 2018/19 and the 2019/20 seasons. These wins were by seven points or less so another close match is expected in Galway on Saturday.
Munster have won each of their last five fixtures against Connacht.
The PRO14 Conference tables are below in addition to this weekend’s fixtures.
Friday, January 8
Leinster v Ulster 7.35pm
Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh 7.35pm
Saturday, January 9
Zebre v Benetton 1pm
Dragons v Ospreys 5.15pm
Cardiff Blues v Scarlets 7.35pm
Connacht v Munster 7.35pm
‼️ 𝙏𝙀𝘼𝙈 𝘼𝙉𝙉𝙊𝙐𝙉𝘾𝙀𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 ‼️
— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) January 8, 2021
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 40th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Chris Busby, Peter Martin (both IRFU)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)