All You Need To Know | Munster v Ulster
5th May 2021 By The Editor
Munster take on Ulster in round two of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup this weekend as the province look to make it two Interpro wins in a row after last month’s 27-3 victory over Leinster at the RDS.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below with Munster facing Connacht at Thomond Park in round three of the Rainbow Cup next weekend.
The squad will be wearing Munster Rugby’s adidas European kit for the clash, available exclusively at Life Style Sports here.
Friday, May 7 at 8.15pm
The game will be live on eir Sport, Premier Sports 2, Super Sport, ESPN+ (USA) & pro14.tv. Deferred coverage on TG4 at 10.30pm.
Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Roman Salanoa, Jean Kleyn, CJ Stander, Nick McCarthy, Ben Healy, Damian de Allende.
Ulster: Jacob Stockdale; Rob Lyttle, Will Addison, Stuart McCloskey, Ethan McIlroy; Michael Lowry, Alby Mathewson; Andrew Warwick, John Andrew, Tom O’Toole; Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (C); Jordi Murphy, Marcus Rea, David McCann.
Replacements: Rob Herring, Callum Reid, Marty Moore, Sam Carter, Nick Timoney, David Shanahan, Angus Curtis, James Hume.
Did you know?
Munster conceded just 27 tries in 17 Guinness PRO14 games this season and continued their good defensive record in the Rainbow Cup opener against Leinster, conceding just three points.
Munster face an Ulster side that will be eager to get back to winning ways at Thomond Park on Friday night having lost their competition opener against Connacht in Belfast last month.
The new law variations played a part as a successful Captain’s Challenge from Connacht earned them a late penalty that led to a last-minute match-winning try. See full details of the law variations here.
A second-half comeback from Leicester Tigers knocked Ulster out of the Challenge Cup at the semi-final stage on Friday night and Dan McFarland’s side travel to Limerick keen to revive their Rainbow Cup campaign.
There are set to be a number of changes to the Munster side for Friday night’s game but it will be important to maintain continuity as Johann van Graan’s side look to build on their good start to the new competition.
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU, 21st competition game)
Assistant Referees: Sean Gallagher, Rob O’Sullivan (both IRFU)
TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)
Hear from Defence Coach JP Ferreira and Dave Kilcoyne ahead of the game.