Leinster v Munster Preview, Team News & Stats – Kick Off 3.15pm, Saturday

Leinster and Munster will go into battle in the RDS arena on Saturday afternoon in their clash in the Pro 14 semi-final. The other semi final will see Glasgow and Scarlets.

Leinster are coming into the game on the back of their Champions Cup win against Racing in Bilbao last weekend gone by, while Munster have had the benefit of a 2 week break to get them right for this game, so may be many might say advantage Munster in that respect.

Last Four Meetings

The sides have met four times in the past two seasons in the Pro 14, two home and two away games each

Leinster 25 Munster 14

Munster 29 Leinster 17

Leinster 23 Munster 17

Munster 24 Leinster 34

Match Facts

The sides have met 33 times in the Pro 12/Pro 14. Leinster have won on 20 occasions with Munster winning 13.

Leinster are looking at doing the double Champions Cup and Pro 14 for the first time. No other team has ever done this be it the Celtic League or Pro 12.

Leinster are playing in their eight Celtic League/Pro 14 semi-final, there only defeat came to Scarlets last season but they won the previous 6. Munster, however are also playing in their eight semi final they have won by five and lost three. The three loses were away from home.

Munster’s last win in Dublin over Leinster came in 2014 when they won 34-23.

Team News

Robbie Henshaw is out the game for Leinster with a knee injury, while Sexton and Nacewa are been monitored closely.

For Munster Brian Scott, John Ryan and Ciaran Parker remain doubtful, while the game may also come to soon for Jacob Taute and Chris Cloete they are been monitored. Andrew Conway and Duncan Williams are undergoing return to okay protocols having sustained injuries but both should be available.

Leinster take on Munster at 3.15 on Saturday afternoon and it should be a belter of the game with little to separate the sides and loads of Irish talent on show.

 

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