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Team Named | Munster Side To Face Ulster At Thomond Park

November 8, 2019 11:47 am By The Editor

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Peter O'Mahony captains Munster against Ulster at Thomond Park on Saturday. Inpho

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan has named his side for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 Interpro derby against Ulster at Thomond Park (5.15pm).

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Peter O’Mahony captains Munster with eight of Munster’s Rugby World Cup contingent set to feature at Thomond Park.

Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Jean Kleyn, O’Mahony and CJ Stander all start with Conor Murray among the replacements.

JJ Hanrahan, Alby Mathewson and Chris Cloete keep their places in the side after helping Munster to a bonus-point win away to Cardiff Blues last week as Munster make 12 changes.

Academy winger Liam Coombes makes his second Munster start with Mike Haley and Conway completing the back three.

Mathewson and Hanrahan continue their half-back partnership with Rory Scannell and Farrell in the centres.

James Cronin, Scannell and Ryan pack down in the front row with Kleyn and Billy Holland in the engine room.

O’Mahony, Cloete and Stander are named in the back row.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Liam Coombes; JJ Hanrahan, Alby Mathewson; James Cronin, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Conor Murray, Tyler Bleyendaal, Arno Botha.

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

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Champions Cup Tickets

Munster kick off the Champions Cup campaign away to Ospreys next week. Racing 92 visit Thomond Park for the province’s first home European game of the season on Saturday, November 23, at 5.30pm.

Buy tickets for all of Munster’s home Champions Cup games below.

Saturday, November 23

Munster v Racing 92, Thomond Park, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

Saturday, December 7

Munster v Saracens, Thomond Park, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

Sunday, January 19

Munster v Ospreys, Thomond Park, 1pm; Buy tickets here

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Report | Brilliant Late Conway Try Snatches Win For Munster

November 9, 2019 7:11 pm By The Editor

Andrew Conway on his way to scoring the match-winning try.

Andrew Conway on his way to scoring the match-winning try. Inpho

A late wonder try from Andrew Conway helped Munster to their fifth victory in six Guinness PRO14 games in the Guinness PRO14 at Thomond Park on Saturday evening.

CJ Stander, Man of the Match Rory Scannell and Conway touched down for the province with JJ Hanrahan kicking a conversion and a penalty with Tyler Bleyendaal adding one conversion.

Hanrahan departed with an injury after half an hour with a hamstring injury and will be assessed by the medical department.

Munster’s next home game is in the Champions Cup as Racing 92 visit Thomond Park on Saturday, November 23, at 5.30pm. Buy tickets here.

John Cooney kicked Ulster into a 3-0 lead early on after a bright start from the visitors before Munster hit back with the first try.

Chris Farrell blocked Jacob Stockdale’s attempted kick with Conway chipping ahead and force the five-metre scrum as Matt Faddes was bundled into touch in his in-goal area.

Alby Mathewson nearly sniped over but Ulster couldn’t stop Stander with Billy Holland and Niall Scannell driving the forward over the line, Hanrahan converted.

Cooney and Hanrahan traded penalties midway through the half  as Munster led 10-6.

Rory Scannell scored the second try on 35 minutes after good hands from Bleyendaal and Farrell created the space for the centre to dive over in the left corner. Beleyndaal’s conversion came back off the post and the hosts led 15-6 at half-time.

Ulster started the second half strongly and Rob Herring scored their first try on 50 minutes off a well-worked rolling maul and Cooney’s conversion narrowed the gap to two, 15-13.

A 57th minute Cooney penalty moved Ulster into a 16-15 lead with Munster in real trouble.

A Conway wonder try on 65 minutes put Munster back in front after 65 minutes with the winder sprinting through a gap in the defence and somehow staying on his feet despite a number of attempted Ulster tackles.

Bleyendaal converted and Munster were 22-16 in front.

Ulster very nearly snatched the win very late on when Stuart McCloskey intercepted a Munster pass and Man of the Match Scannell made an absolutely vital tackle to save the victory.

Guinness PRO14 Round 5 Round-Up

Munster are five points clear at the top of Guinness PRO14 Conference B after five wins in six games.

Academy winger Liam Coombes made his second Guinness PRO14 appearance in the clash.

Munster have not lost a home game since December 2017.

JJ Hanrahan departed with a hamstring injury and Chris Cloete departed for a HIA.

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan confirmed after the game that Dave Kilcoyne sustained an injury in training during the week.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Liam Coombes; JJ Hanrahan (Tyler Bleyendaal, 30), Alby Mathewson (Conor Murray, 56); James Cronin (Jeremy Loughman, 53), Niall Scannell (Kevin O’Byrne, 66), John Ryan (Stephen Archer, 53); Jean Kleyn (Fineen Wycherley, 48), Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete (Jack O’Donoghue, 53), CJ Stander (Arno Botha, 66).

Video | Niall Scannell Interview

Next Home Game

Saturday, November 23

Champions Cup: Munster v Racing 92, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

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