All you need to know ahead of Munster v Leinster

Munster take on Leinster in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final this weekend looking to earn a place in the final for the second time in four years.

Where?

Aviva Stadium (behind closed doors)

When?

Friday, 7.35pm

Did you know?

Munster have reached the Guinness PRO14 semi-final in each of the last four years, qualifying for the final in 2017.

Team line-ups

Munster: Shane Daly; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Keith Earls; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Tadhg Beirne, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, James Cronin, John Ryan, Fineen Wycherley, Chris Cloete, Craig Casey, Rory Scannell, Mike Haley.

Leinster: Jordan Larmour; Hugo Keenan, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton, Luke McGrath; Cian Healy, Rónan Kelleher, Andrew Porter; Devin Toner, Scott Fardy; Caelan Doris, Will Connors, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Seán Cronin, Ed Byrne, Michael Bent, Ryan Baird, Josh van der Flier, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Rory O’Loughlin

Press Pass

Munster Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree and centre Damian de Allende spoke to the media on Tuesday ahead of the game.

Hear from both below.

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Munster go into the game on the back of a 49-12 victory over 13-man Connacht that saw Johann van Graan’s men ensure their place in the Guinness PRO14 semi-finals for the fourth year in succession.

10 players have started both of Munster’s games since the return to rugby and the squad will have to produce their best performance of the season if they are to overcome unbeaten Leinster and secure a place in the final.

Since the return, Leinster have fielded two completely different starting XVs and defeated both Munster (27-25) and Ulster (28-10).

Leo Cullen’s defending champions will be full of confidence going into the game off the back of their form at the Aviva Stadium since the restart.

Broadcast

Live on eir Sport, eir Sport’s Facebook page, Premier Sports 1, DAZN & pro14.tv with deferred coverage on TG4.

Match Officials

Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU, 54th competition game)

Assistant Referees: George Clancy & Sean Gallagher (both IRFU)

TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

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