Munster face Scarlets this weekend with the Welsh aspect desirous to clinch their place in subsequent season’s Champions Cup as Johann van Graan’s aspect look to make it 5 wins in-a-row.
Final week’s win over Connacht noticed Munster qualify for the Guinness PRO14 last and the province will likely be keen to keep up their good run of type within the final two video games of the common season as Scarlets and Benetton go to Thomond Park over the following two Friday nights.
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Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Damian de Allende, JJ Hanrahan, Shane Daly; Joey Carbery, Nick McCarthy; James Cronin, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland (C); Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Sullivan, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Thomas Ahern, Alex Kendellen, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Darren
Scarlets: Johnny McNicholl; Tom Prydie, Tyler Morgan, Steff Hughes (C), Steff Evans; Angus O’Brien, Dane Blacker; Steffan Thomas, Marc Jones, Pieter Scholtz; Morgan Jones, Sam Lousi; Aaron Shingler, Jac Morgan, Sione Kalamafoni.
Replacements: Taylor Davies, Kemsley Mathias, Alex Jeffries, Tevita Ratuva, Uzair Cassiem, Will Homer, Paul Asquith, Johnny Williams.
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Munster haven’t misplaced to Welsh opposition at dwelling in additional than 4 years. Scarlets had been the final Welsh aspect to win at Thomond Park again in February 2017.
Munster will likely be hoping to make in 5 wins in a row at Thomond Park of their penultimate recreation of the Guinness PRO14 common season and end the league marketing campaign strongly forward of this month’s last towards Leinster.
With 14 wins in 16 video games this season, the province have a behavior of popping out on high in shut video games and will likely be trying to proceed that run on Friday night time.
It was the opening recreation of the season towards Scarlets originally of October that noticed Munster produce their first comeback of the marketing campaign.
Leigh Halfpenny kicked 9 penalties for Scarlets however 14-man Munster battled again to win the sport within the last play.
Academy out-half Ben Healy kicked a incredible 50-metre penalty to clinch victory after an excellent last 12 minutes that noticed Chris Farrell and Kevin O’Byrne rating tries with Healy touchdown each conversions and the match-winning penalty.
Scarlets go into the sport desirous to cement their place within the high three of Convention B and safe Champions Cup rugby for subsequent season.
The Welsh aspect secured a massively essential 27-25 victory in Edinburgh final week to maneuver eight factors away from third-placed Cardiff with two video games remaining.
Referee: Seán Gallagher (IRFU, twenty fourth competitors recreation)
Assistant Referees: Robert O’Sullivan, Peter Martin (each IRFU)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)
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Hear from Senior Coach Stephen Larkham and full-back Mike Haley forward of the sport.