- URC Connacht vs Munster Starting Teams, Betting, Live scores & Result
- Captain Peter O’Mahony will make his 150th appearance for Munster.
- Five changes from last week’s clash against Dragons. With British & Irish Lion Bundee Aki to make first start for Connacht this year.
Munster Rugby v Connacht Rugby
Thomond Park, Limerick – KO 19.35 IRE & UK / 20.35 ITA & SA
Referee: Chris Busby (IRFU, 12th league game)
AR 1: Frank Murphy (IRFU), AR 2: Paul Haycock (IRFU)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)
Live on: RTÉ 2, Premier Sports 2 & URC TV.
Munster Rugby: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Rory Scannell, Simon Zebo; Joey Carbery, Craig Casey; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (CAPT), Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Neil Cronin, Jake Flannery, Dan Goggin.
Connacht Rugby: Tiernan O’Halloran, John Porch, Sammy Arnold, Bundee Aki, Mack Hansen, Jack Carty (CAPT), Caolin Blade; Matthew Burke, Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham, Niall Murray, Ultan Dillane, Cian Prendergast, Conor Oliver, Paul Boyle.
Replacements: Shane Delahunt, Greg McGrath, Jack Aungier, Eoghan Masterson, Abraham Papali’i, Kieran Marmion, Jarrad Butler, Tom Daly.
Connacht Rugby Head Coach Andy Friend said: “There’s no getting away from the fact last week wasn’t good enough, so now it’s up to us all to put in the type of performance we know they’re capable of. Training this week has been good & Bundee’s return is a boost as he’ll give us his typical energy that is needed for an interpro. Both games in Limerick last season ended with a single score between the two sides, so we know it’ll be a tight game. The team that is most consistent for the full 80 minutes and is clinical with the chances they create will be the team that wins it.”
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