Munster vs Connacht details for the weekend

Munster vs Connacht details for the weekend

THE UNITED RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP IS BACK THIS WEEKEND after a month of international test matches.

Munster take on Connacht in Thomond Park this Saturday 7.35pm, and it promises to be another interprovincial cracker this weekend.

The sides last met in October when Connacht edged out Munster in a 20-11 win in Galway.

The game will be live on a number of channels this weekend, and to help you with more information here's a full preview of the game.

Limerick , Ireland - 16 October 2021; John Ryan of Munster, supported by team-mate Joey Carbery,  (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

When is it on?

Saturday, November 26th

What TV station is it on?

You can see the game on TG4, the TG4 Player and Premier Sports

What time does it start?

Kick off is at 7.35pm

What time does coverage start?

Coverage on TG4 starts at 7pm, while coverage on Premier Sports starts at 7.25pm.

Where is it on? 

Thomond Park

Can I still get tickets

Tickets can be found here.

Odds for the game

Team news 

Munster’s team

Fullback: 15. Mike Haley;

Winger: 14. Calvin Nash

Centres: 13., Antoine Frisch, 13. Rory Scannell,

Winger: 11. Shane Daly;

Outhalf: 10.  Joey Carbery, Scrumhalf:9. Craig Casey;

Front row: 1. Josh Wycherley, 2. Diarmuid Barron, 3. Roman Salanoa

Second row: 4. Jean Kleyn, 5. Tadhg Beirne;

Backrow: 6. Peter O’Mahony (C), John Hodnett, Alex Kendellen.

Replacements: Niall Scannell, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Edwin Edogbo, Jack O’Donoghue, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Gavin Coombes


Six Connacht players who were with the Ireland squad in November have come into the starting lineup

Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham, Gavin Thornbury, Cian Prendergast, Caolin Blade and Bundee Aki all start.

John Porch,  Byron Ralston, Alex Wootton start in a back three

Denis Buckley joins Heffernan and Bealham in the front row

Josh Murphy and Thornbury start as locks.

Prendergast, Conor Oliver and Jarrad Butler start in the back row

Captain Jack Carty starts at out-half while Caolin Blade starts beside him at scrumhalf.

Finally Tom Farrell partners Aki in the centre.

Connacht team

Full back: 15. John Porch

Winger 14. Byron Ralston

Centres 13. Tom Farrell  12. Bundee Aki

Winger 11. Alex Wootton

Out half 10. Jack Carty (C) Scurmhalf 9. Caolin Blade

Front row 1. Denis Buckley, 2. Dave Heffernan 3. Finlay Bealham

Second row 4. Josh Murphy 5. Gavin Thornbury

Backrow 6. Cian Prendergast, 7. Conor Oliver 8. Jarrad Butler

Replacements: 16. Shane Delahunt, 17. Peter Dooley, 18. Jack Aungier, 19. Niall Murray, 20. Oisín Dowling, 21. Kieran Marmion, 22. Conor Fitzgerald, 23. Paul Boyle

Where are both teams in the URC table?

Connacht, are 12th in the URC table, a point ahead and two places above Munster

What happened last time the sides met ?

Connacht beat Munster 20-11 in Galway on October 7th.

Tries from Mack Hansen, Finlay Bealham, and Paul Boyle cancelled out Munster's Patrick Campbell solo try.

Injury news

Munster: : Jean Kleyn Keith Earls and Liam Coombes are back in training.

Joey Carbery will complete his return to play protocols with a view to returning to full team training this week.

Antoine Frisch is expected to return to full training this week having undergone a scan on a thigh issue last week.

Dave Kilcoyne (shoulder) will progress with his rehab and his availability will be determined later in the week.

However Munster will not have the likes of  Conor Murray (groin), Stephen Archer (ankle), Tom Ahern (shoulder), RG Snyman (knee), Fineen Wycherley (shoulder), Paddy Kelly (head), Jack Daly (knee), Jack O’Sullivan (knee), Andrew Conway (knee) unavailable for the game.

Keynan Knox also has a short-term knee injury.

Connacht: Connacht winger Mack Hansen is a major doubt

Tiernan O’Halloran has a hip injury.

Sean Masterson has an Achilles injury and is unavailable for selection.

Peter Dooley, Dominic Robertson-McCoy and Shayne Bolton returnied to full training after recovering from injury.