All You Need To Know | Munster v Ospreys
16th February 2023 By The Editor
Munster are back at Thomond Park for the first time in five weeks on Friday night as Graham Rowntree’s side take on Ospreys in round 14 of the URC (7.35pm).
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
Friday, February 17, 7.35pm
Did you know?
Munster have won seven of their last 10 games, winning five out of six in the URC.
An impressive run of form including two victories over Montpellier and a win away to Leicester Tigers saw Ospreys qualify for the Champions Cup round of 16 last month.
Ospreys’ only loss in their last four URC matches was a five-point defeat at home to Leinster in Round 12.
Ospreys have won their last two away games in the Championship, at Cardiff and at Zebre.
Munster have not lost at home in the URC to a non-Irish team since Edinburgh won 18-16 at Musgrave Park in 2019.
Ospreys beat Munster 18-10 last season to end an 11-game Munster winning run against the Welshmen.
Video | Season So Far
Munster: Shane Daly; Liam Coombes, Antoine Frisch, Malakai Fekitoa, Simon Zebo; Joey Carbery, Paddy Patterson; Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell, Roman Salanoa; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Donoghue (C), John Hodnett, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Mark Donnelly, Stephen Archer, Jack O’Sullivan, Alex Kendellen, Ethan Coughlan, Ben Healy, Rory Scannell.
Ospreys: Max Nagy; Luke Morgan, Michael Collins, Owen Watkin, Keelan Giles; Stephen Myler, Reuben Morgan-Williams; Nicky Smith (C), Elvis Taione, Tom Botha; Bradley Davies, Huw Sutton; Jack Regan, Ethan Roots, Morgan Morris.
Replacements: Tom Cowan-Dickie, Garyn Phillips, Rhys Henry, James Fender, Harri Deaves, Matthew Aubrey, Jack Walsh, Iestyn Hopkins.
Live on: TG4, BBC Wales, Viaplay, Premier Sports, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC TV.
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi
AR 1: Dan Carson
AR 2: Padraic Reidy
TMO: Stefano Roscini
URC Round 14
Friday, February 17
Munster Rugby v Ospreys, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here
URC Round 15
Friday, March 3
Munster Rugby v Scarlets, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here
URC Round 16
Saturday, March 25
Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here