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How To Watch Connacht vs Munster This Weekend

How To Watch Connacht vs Munster This Weekend
By Michael Bolton
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Connacht vs Munster is Connacht’s first home game of the season in a newly renovated Sportsground, with an electric atmosphere expected against rivals Munster. With Connacht losing their first three games, and Munster failing to impress in their opening victory of the season, this has become a must win game for both sides. Connacht will hope the home crowd can see them to victory on a new surface, while Munster are still searching for that impressive victory to kick start their campaign under Graham Rowntree.

Here is all the information you need ahead of Connacht vs Munster.

When is Connacht vs Munster?

Connacht Vs Munster is this Friday, with kick-off at the Sportsground at 7.35.

How can I watch Connacht vs Munster?

Connacht vs Munster will be shown live on TG4, with coverage beginning at 7.15.

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When the fixtures were announced in the summer, Connacht fans would have marked this game in the calendar as the opportunity to see their side in action in Galway for the first time this season against one of their biggest rivals. However, nobody could have predicted the stakes would be this high going into the game. While Connacht would have been the underdogs against Ulster, the Stormers and the Bulls, their dismal displays that has seen them concede so many points in each game has been hugely disappointing. A win this Friday would could have the potential to kick start their season.

Meanwhile, Munster are also yet to impress three games in. After defeats to Cardiff and the Dragons, they go their first victory of the season against Zebre, but failed to get a bonus point despite having three tries 30 minutes in. Munster are still waiting for a full 80 minute performance that can show their through qualities.

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Team News

Connacht come into the game with a number of players absent. Bundee Aki is still suspended, while Dylan Tierney-Martin, Cian Prendergast and Sam Illo are with the Emerging Ireland side.

The big news for them is the return of captain Jack Carty who starts his first game of the season.

Munster are without the injured Simon Zebo, RG Snyman and Andrew Conway. Emerging Ireland has also disrupted their squad, with Jack Crowley, Calvin Nash, Shane Daly and Tom Ahern in South Africa.

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Conor Murray, Gavin Coombes and Joey Carbery make their first starts ot the season. Interestingly, Carbery starts the game at full back, with Ben Healy keeping his place at 10.

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