Munster welcome 2020 champions Exeter Chiefs to Limerick for the second leg of the European Cup Round of 16. Here’s everything you need to know about the game..
Where and when is it running?
Saturday’s game will be played at Thomond Park, Exeter, with kick-off at 15:00. Exeter won the first leg 13-8.
What’s new from the team?
Munster were bolstered by the return to training of Joey Carbery (leg/knee) and Peter O’Mahony (hamstring) ahead of Saturday’s second leg with Exeter at Thomond Park.
Simon Zebo and Diarmuid Barron have both recovered from their illnesses and returned to training on Monday.
Alex Kendellen is doubtful after the talented young back row failed an HIA last weekend and will now follow return-to-play protocols.
Jack O’Sullivan, who replaced Kendellen, suffered a knee injury in the Exeter defeat and is being examined today.
Gavin Coombes (ankle), Dave Kilcoyne (neck), Tadhg Beirne (hamstring), Andrew Conway (knee), James French (knee) and RG Snyman (knee) remain in rehab.
Where can I see the game?
The game will be streamed live on BT Sport 2. The game will also be streamed live on the BT Sport app.
What can I read and hear under construction on Independent.ie?
On Tuesday morning, Munster confirmed that Graham Rowntree will succeed Johann van Graan as head coach.
“The clock starts again on Saturday at Thomond Park with Exeter leading by five points. Anyone who has achieved the best total number of points in this round of 16 of the Heineken Champions Cup should be happy.”
Brendan Fanning plucked over the bones of the first leg last Sunday.
On last week’s episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald joined Ruaidhri O’Connor to discuss Leinster’s big win over Munster and Irish women’s head coach Greg McWilliams to talk about the Six Nations campaign so far.
Joey Carbery’s best position, Leinster’s Champions Cup chances and the search for Munster’s head coach were also up for debate.
Will and Luke are back with a new episode on Wednesday.
For more episodes of Left Wing, visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/the-left-wing/
What are the match odds?
Munster are favorites at 4/9, Exeter at 9/5 and the draw at 17/1.
What do the trainers say?
Johann von Graan:
“It’s fascinating to be part of a two-legged knockout. In terms of our research, you can’t win the first leg, but you can certainly lose it in the first leg and we think we’ll be home next week. We need to beat Exeter by six points at Thomond Park.
“We will go back and learn from this, as will Exeter. Two clubs that respect each other. Lots of small margins at play.”
We’ll bring you updates from Ali Hepher once the pre-match press conferences are held.
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