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All You Need To Know | Munster v Connacht

12th May 2021 By The Editor

JJ Hanrahan celebrates scoring a try against Ulster with Dan Goggin, Mike Haley and Shane Daly.

JJ Hanrahan celebrates scoring a try against Ulster with Dan Goggin, Mike Haley and Shane Daly. Inpho

Munster take on Connacht in round three of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup this weekend as the province look to make it three Interpro wins in a row having already accounted for Leinster and Ulster.

Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below. Check out the free match programme below.

Munster v Connacht Rugby Match Programme.


Friday, May 14 at 6pm


Thomond Park


Live on eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 1, Super Sport, ESPN+ (USA) & pro14.tv with deferred coverage on TG4.

Munster News

Team Announcement

Academy Update

Rainbow Cup Fixture Update | Rounds 4-6

Gallery | Training Pics

Squad Update


Munster: Matt Gallagher; Andrew Conway, Dan Goggin, Damian de Allende, Shane Daly; Ben Healy, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Gavin Coombes, Peter O’Mahony (C), CJ Stander.

Replacements: Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Tadhg Beirne, Jack O’Donoghue, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery, Keith Earls.

Connacht: John Porch; Sammy Arnold, Sean O’Brien, Tom Daly (C), Alex Wootton; Conor Fitzgerald, Kieran Marmion; Paddy McAllister, Shane Delahunt, Dominic Robertson-McCoy; Niall Murray, Ultan Dillane; Cian Prendergast, Conor Oliver, Abraham Papali’i.

Replacements: Dave Heffernan, Denis Buckley, Finlay Bealham, Eoghan Masterson, Sean Masterson, Caolin Blade, Jack Carty, Peter Sullivan.

Did you know?

32 players have featured for Munster in the opening two games of the Rainbow Cup. The province had the best defensive record in the Guinness PRO14 and have conceded just 16 points in two Rainbow Cup games.


Munster will be aiming to make it a clean sweep of Interpro victories against a Connacht side who will be desperate to keep their Rainbow Cup hopes alive.

The Westerners beat Ulster in the opener before a strong Leinster comeback at the Sportsground dented their hopes in Galway on Saturday night.

With just five games for each club before the June final, each fixture takes on even greater significance.

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan made eight changes to the starting XV for the game against Ulster and there will be changes again this week.

Match Officials

Referee: Dan Jones (WRU, 35th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Eoghan Cross, Peter Martin (both IRFU)

TMO: Joy Neville (IRFU)

Press Pass

Hear from Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan and Craig Casey ahead of #MUNvCON.


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