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Connacht v Munster

Guinness Pro 12 Round 12

Thursday 1st January 2014 Kick Off 17:00 On TV: TG4

After enjoying a 15 point victory over Leinster on St. Stephen's Day Munster will hope to continue their pursuit of a Top 2 position in the league on Thursday. Connacht will hope to achieve a rare victory over Munster and maintain their unbeaten home record this season.

Other Match Stats
Connacht have beaten Munster once in the history of the league.
Munster have won the last 11 meeting between the two sides.
Munster have scored an average of 24 points and conceded an average of 15 points per game in the league this season
Munster have won all three of their interpro games this season

Munster Stats
Founded: 1879
Ground: Thomond Park / Musgrave Park
Capacity: 25,600 / 9,251
Captain: Peter O'Mahony
Coach: Anthony Foley

Guinness Pro 12 League Position 2014/15: 3rd P:11 Pts: 37
Rabo Direct Pro12 League Position 2013/14: 3rd P:22 Pts:74 (Lost Semi-final 16-15 v Glasgow)
Heineken Cup 2013/14: 1st in Pool 6 Points: 23 (Lost Semi-final 24-16 v Toulon)

European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1
Clermont 14
Saracens 13
Munster 10
Sale 2

Previous Fixtures
Munster 28-13 Leinster (Pro 12 Round 11)
Glasgow 21-18 Munster (Pro 12 Round 10)
Clermont 26-19 Munster (European Cup Round 4)
Munster 9-16 Clermont (European Cup Round 3)
Munster 21-20 Ulster (Pro 12 Round 9)

Next League Fixture:
Saturday 10th January 2015 Zebre v Munster @ Stadio XXV Aprile @ 16.00 (local time)

Munster Ins/Outs 2014/15
Players In

Eusebio Guiñazú from Bath
Martin Kelly from Dublin University
Shane Buckley promoted from Academy
Robin Copeland from Cardiff Blues
Jonathan Holland promoted from Academy
Tyler Bleyendaal from Crusaders
Andrew Smith from Brumbies

Players Out
James Coughlan to France Pau
Ian Nagle to Club To Be Confirmed
Niall Ronan Retiring due to injury
James Downey to Glasgow Warriors
Casey Laulala to Racing Métro
Quentin MacDonald to Chiefs

Previous Meetings

Saturday 19th April 2014 Rabo Direct Pro 12
Connacht 23-32 Munster

Friday 27th December 2013 Rabo Direct Pro 12
Munster 22-16 Connacht

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