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All You Need To Know | Munster v Cardiff Blues

26th May 2021 By The Editor

Rory Scannell in action against Cardiff Blues earlier this season.

Rory Scannell in action against Cardiff Blues earlier this season. Inpho

Munster will be looking to get back to winning ways at the weekend against a resurgent Cardiff Blues side that are on a two-game winning streak having beaten Dragons and Scarlets in recent weeks.

Munster will be looking to get back to winning ways at the weekend against a resurgent Cardiff Blues side that are on a two-game winning streak having beaten Dragons and Scarlets in recent weeks.

Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.

When?

Friday, May 28 at 7.35pm

Where?

Thomond Park

Broadcast

Live on Premier Sports 1, eir Sport 1, SuperSport, ESPN+ (USA), pro14.tv.

Munster News

Team Announcement

Gallery | Training Pics

Squad Update

Teams

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Damian de Allende, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly; Joey Carbery, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander (C).

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, Keynan Knox, Gavin Coombes, Peter O’Mahony, Nick McCarthy, Jack Crowley, Jack O’Sullivan.

Cardiff Blues: Hallam Amos; Jason Harries, Willis Halaholo, Ben Thomas, Josh Adams; Jarrod Evans, Tomos Williams; Corey Domachowski, Kristian Dacey, Dillon Lewis; Seb Davies, Cory Hill; Josh Turnbull (C), James Botham, James Ratti.

Replacements: Liam Belcher, Rhys Carré, Dmitri Arhip, Rory Thornton, Olly Robinson, Lloyd Williams, Harri Millard, Matthew Morgan.

Did you know?

JJ Hanrahan’s try for Munster against Cardiff won the Guinness PRO14 Try of the Season award.

Preview

Friday night’s clash at Thomond Park is a must-win for both sides as they look to keep their Rainbow Cup hopes alive.

Benetton lead the table after three wins in three games with Munster, Cardiff, Ospreys, Glasgow, Leinster and Connacht all on two wins apiece. See full standings here.

Each team have two games remaining so any slip-ups at this stage will prove costly with seven sides still in with a chance of qualifying for next month’s final.

The team who finish top of the pile will qualify for a showpiece decider against the best South African side with more details on the ‘North v South’ final here.

Match Officials

Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU 66th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Rob O’Sullivan & Nigel Correll (both IRFU)

TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)

Press Pass

Hear from Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree and Tommy O’Donnell ahead of #MUNvCBL.

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