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How to Watch Munster v Exeter Chiefs in the Champions Cup

How to Watch Munster v Exeter Chiefs in the Champions Cup
By Michael Bolton

Munster will hope to turn around a five-point deficit from the first leg of their last-16 tie against Exeter. Johann Van Graan’s side arrived to Sandy Park with a number of injuries, but put in a spirited display in a 13-8 defeat, with some heroic defending keeping the tie alive. They will hope Thomond Park will bring another special European memory to send them to the quarter finals. Here's all the info you need on how to watch Munster v Exeter Chiefs.

When is Munster v Exeter Chiefs?

The game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday 16th of April

How to watch Munster v Exeter Chiefs

The game will be live on BT Sport 2, with coverage beginning 2.45pm.

First Leg Review

While they suffered 13-8 defeat, Munster are still firmly in the tie. Munster arrived into the game with a number of injuries, with Peter O’Mahony, Joey Carbery, Dave Kilcoyne, Tadhg Bernie, Gavin Coombes and Andrew Conway all absent. To make matters worse, Simon Zebo and Diarmuid Barron were ruled out just hours before kick off.

Exeter started the game strong and scored two first half tries from full-back Stuart Hogg and back row Jacques Vermeulen. Exeter looked to put Munster away early but some heroic defending kept Munster in the game, especially when Jack O’Sullivan was sent to the bin.

Exeter continued to pile on the pressure in the second half, but Munster kept them at 10-0. They grew confidence from their defending and their good work at the breakdown earned them a penalty for Ben Healy to open the scoring for Munster with a penalty in the 56th minute. Munster grew into the game from this moment and with Exeter down to 13 men, scored their only try through Shane Daly.

However, they couldn’t take further advantage, and needed some heroic defending from Keith Earls on the try line kept Munster in the tie for this mouth watering clash in Thomond.

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Team News

Munster make five changes from the first leg, with Peter O'Mahony back from injury to captain the side. Simon Zebo and Joey Carbery have also recovered from injuries, while John Ryan and Josh Wycherley come into the front row.

Munster

Starters: Mike Haley; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Simon Zebo; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Peter O’Mahony (c), John Hodnett, Jack O’Donoghue.

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Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Jason Jenkins, Thomas Ahern, Craig Casey, Ben Healy, Alex Kendellen.

Exeter are unchanged from last week's victory in Sandy Park.

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