RECAP: Munster v Ulster
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the Rainbow Cup Pro14 Round Two match between Munster and Ulster at Thomond Park.
Ulster will still be smarting from their defeats to Connacht in the opening round of the Rainbow Cup and then Leicester in the Challenge Cup semifinals.
The Ulstermen have not suffered three first-team losses on the bounce since 2018, but they hold a positive record over the Pro14 runners-up, having lost just two of the last seven meetings.
That said, their most recent success in Limerick was a 19-17 victory in May 2014, while Munster’s only two home defeats this season have come against Pro14 winners Leinster and Heineken Champions Cup finalists Toulouse.
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Munster: 15 Mike Haley, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Dan Goggin, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Shane Daly, 10 JJ Hanrahan, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Gavin Coombes, 7 Chris Cloete, 6 Peter O’Mahony (captain), 5 Tadhg Beirne, 4 Fineen Wycherley, 3 John Ryan, 2 Niall Scannell, 1 Dave Kilcoyne.
Replacements: 16 Kevin O’Byrne, 17 Jeremy Loughman, 18 Roman Salanoa, 19 Jean Kleyn, 20 CJ Stander, 21 Nick McCarthy, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Damian de Allende.
Ulster: 15 Jacob Stockdale, 14 Rob Lyttle, 13 Will Addison, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Ethan McIlroy, 10 Michael Lowry, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 David McCann, 7 Marcus Rea, 6 Jordi Murphy, 5 Iain Henderson (captain), 4 Alan O’Connor, 3 Tom O’Toole, 2 John Andrew, 1 Andrew Warwick.
Replacements: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Callum Reid, 18 Marty Moore, 19 Sam Carter, 20 Nick Timoney, 21 David Shanahan, 22 Angus Curtis, 23 James Hume.
Referee: Craig Evans
Assistant referees: Sean Gallagher, Rob O’Sullivan
TMO: Olly Hodges