All You Need To Know | Munster v Wasps
20th January 2022 By The Editor
Munster face Wasps this weekend in their fourth and final fixture in the Pool stages of this year’s Champions Cup.
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As things stand both sides are in line to qualify for the round of 16 with Munster aiming to secure four wins from four to secure a high seeding with Wasps eager to ensure they finish in the top eight and qualify for the knockout stages.
The round of 16 will see the top eight from both Pools face off in two-legged fixtures in mid-April.
Sunday, January 23, 3.15pm
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Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Ben Healy, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Diarmuid Barron, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Scott Buckley, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Fineen Wycherley, John Hodnett, Craig Casey, Jack Crowley, Simon Zebo.
Wasps: Ali Crossdale; Marcus Watson, Paolo Odogwu, Ryan Mills, Josh Bassett; Charlie Atkinson, Dan Robson; Tom West, Tom Cruse, Elliot Millar-Mills; Elliott Stooke, James Gaskell; Brad Shields (C), Thomas Young, Nizaam Carr.
Replacements: Gabriel Oghre, Rodrigo Martinez, Pieter Scholtz, Tim Cardall, Ben Morris, Will Porter, Rob Miller, Sam Spink.
Did you know?
Munster have won their opening three Champions Cup Pool games for the first time since 2011/12.
There is plenty at stake for both teams when Munster and Wasps face off at Thomond Park on Sunday afternoon.
Munster were 35-14 winners when the sides faced off in Coventry in December in a thrilling encounter, scroll down for match highlights.
Johann van Graan’s side are third in the table, one point behind Harlequins and Leciester Tiger, and one point above Bristol Bears.
Since December’s clash between the side, Wasps had their away game with Toulouse postponed with the game declared a 0-0 draw and defeated the French side 30-22 last weekend in an outstanding performance from 14-man Wasps.
That victory moved Lee Blackett’s side into the top eight in Pool B of the Champions Cup and Wasps need a win to guarantee their place in the knock-out stages.
Referee: Tual Trainini
Assistant Referees: Benoit Rousselet & Cedric Marchat
TMO: Eric Gauzins