All You Need To Know | Munster v Leinster
20th January 2021 By The Editor
Munster welcome Leinster to Thomond Park on Saturday night for this rearranged Guinness PRO14 clash.
The hosts will be looking to strengthen their position at the top of Conference B as Leinster aim to close the gap to Conference A leaders Ulster.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
Thomond Park (behind closed doors).
Saturday, January 23, 7.35pm
Live on eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 2, SuperSport, ESPN+ (USA) & pro14.tv.
There will be live radio coverage on RTÉ Radio 1.
Deferred coverage on TG4 at 9.30pm.
The free official matchday programme is available to view online here.
Did you know?
Munster and Leinster have both won 10 of their 11 games in all competitions so far this season with Johann van Graan’s side top of Guinness PRO14 Conference B and Leo Cullen’s men second in Conference A.
Munster’s vital victory away to Connacht in Galway last time out has given Johann van Graan’s side an 11-point lead at the top of Conference B and the province will be eager to rack up their 11th victory in 12 games on Saturday night.
Leinster also come into the game on the back of a precious Interpro win as their triumph over Ulster in Dublin has seen them keep pace with the Ulster men at the top of Conference B – they are now five points behind Ulster but have two games in hand.
That sets things up very nicely for a fantastic battle in Limerick on Saturday night with the weather possibly providing an extra obstacle for both teams with possible snow showers forecast.
Munster: Mike Haley; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Gavin Coombes, Peter O’Mahony (C), CJ Stander.
Replacements: Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Craig Casey, Ben Healy, Rory Scannell.
Leinster: H Keenan; J Larmour, G Ringrose, R Henshaw, J O’Brien; J Sexton (C), L McGrath; C Healy, S Cronin, A Porter; S Fardy, J Ryan; R Ruddock, W Connors, C Doris.
Replacements: R Kelleher, E Byrne, T Clarkson, R Molony, J Conan, J Gibson-Park, R Byrne, J van der Flier.
Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU, 61st competition game)
Assistant Referees: Sean Gallagher, Eoghan Cross (both IRFU)
TMO: Joy Neville (IRFU)