The postponement of Rounds 3 and 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup has allowed the organisers of the PRO14 some unexpected opportunities to fit in some of the games that were postponed over the Christmas period. As well as Glasgow Warriors’ home game against Edinburgh (which will take place this Saturday), the tournament organisers have set a new date for the interprovincial game, and many people are wondering how to watch Munster v Leinster this Saturday.
The fixture was originally scheduled to take place on St. Stephen’s Day, before being postponed due to a string of inconclusive COVID-19 tests in the Leinster camp.
When is Munster v Leinster?
Munster will face Leinster this Saturday January 23 with kick off at 7:35pm.
Where is Munster v Leinster taking place?
The PRO14 clash will take place at Thomond Park in Limerick, behind closed doors.
How to watch Munster v Leinster in Ireland?
The match is being broadcast on eir Sport. Coverage of the match starts at 6:30pm.
How are both teams shaping up for the game?
Munster are 11 points clear at the top of Conference B, despite having played two games less than several of the chasing pack. Their sole loss in the PRO14 this season was to provincial rivals Ulster on January 2nd, which was followed by a win at Connacht on January 9th.
Leinster, on the other hand, are five points behind Ulster at the top of Conference A – this game, however, is one of two games in hand they have over the Ulstermen, who they also beat 24-12 in their last game on January 8th at the RDS. Coach Leo Cullen has been bolstered by the return to training of winger James Lowe, who had been sidelined by a groin injury since November’s clash between England and Ireland.
Munster have not beaten Leinster since December 2018’s clash at Thomond Park and lost all four meetings between the provinces last season, so they will be eager to get one over on their old rivals this weekend.
Both coaches named strong fifteens for the match, with Johnny Sexton captaining Leinster.
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) January 22, 2021
📢 TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT | The Munster side to face Leinster at @ThomondStadium tomorrow night has been named.@CJStander will make his 150th appearance for the province with @MikeHaley_1 set for his 50th Munster appearance.
Full team details ⤵️#MUNvLEI #SUAF 🔴
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) January 22, 2021