Munster look to continue their good form in Europe as they travel to the south of England to face Exeter Chiefs in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the Champions Cup. Despite a poor result on the weekend, Munster should feel confident in getting a result here against the 2020 champions and it will be an exciting game to watch. Here's how to watch Munster vs Exeter and a preview of the game.
When is Munster vs Exeter Chiefs
The game is on Saturday 9th April and kick off at Sandy Park is at 5:30pm.
How to watch Munster vs Exeter Chiefs
If you're wondering how to watch Munster v Exeter, the game is live on BT Sports 3 and their coverage starts at 5:15pm.
Munster don't come into the match on the best of form, they lost 34-19 to Leinster at Thomond Park on Saturday to make it three defeats in their last four having lost twice out in South Africa as well last month.
The injury list for Munster is piling up now as well as Tadhg Beirne, Dave Kilcoyne and Andrew Conway are all unavailable for the trip to Exeter. Gavin Coombes as well is unavailable after picking up an ankle injury against Leinster.
Joey Carbery and Peter O'Mahony too picked up injuries and are out for this match. This means that Ben Healy starts at 10, John Hodnett starts at flanker and Alex Kendellen gets the chance to start in his first European Cup match.
— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) April 8, 2022
Exeter Chiefs were successful last time out against Bath, winning 44-22 at home and they currently sit in fourth place in the Gallagher Premiership table.
Sam Simmonds starts at 8 for Exeter as Scottish internationals Stuart Hogg and Johnny Gray start. Ian Whitten is at 12 alongside England star Henry Slade and Joe Simmonds gets the nod at fly-half.
— Exeter Chiefs (@ExeterChiefs) April 8, 2022
It's a huge fixture for Munster on the back of last week's defeat to Leinster and a run of huge fixtures in the coming weeks.