Huge Game For Munster Tonight At Kingsholm

Written 5 days ago by Midlands Sport


Munster kick off of a pivotal weekend in the European Champions Cup against Gloucester at Kingsholm tonight.

The Southern Province sit on top of their group, but just four points separate the four teams in Pool 2.

Munster were 36-22 winners when the two sides met at Thomond Park in October, but Gloucester played most of the match with 14 men as star out half Danny Ciprini was sent off.

Former Leinster and Ireland second-row Mike McCarthy says he expects Munster to win tonight:

Johnny Sexton is expected sit out Leinster’s clash with Toulouse at the RDS tomorrow.

The World Player of the Year is struggling with minor calf problem and reports claim he will not be risked.

It means Ross Byrne looks set to start at number 10.

 

Ulster are hoping to recall Jacob Stockdale for their match with Racing 92 in Belfast tomorrow.

The 21-year-old, who has scored in every European round so far this season, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.

The Connacht team to play Sale in the Challenge Cup will also be revealed today.