Munster can go into the knockout rounds of the Champions Cup with an unblemished record if they beat Wasps at home in the last round of the Champions Cup pool stage. A win is vital to give Munster the best chance of going past the round of 16. Here's how to watch Munster vs Wasps and team news.
How to watch Munster vs Wasps
Munster host Wasps at Thomond Park on Sunday 23rd January and kick off is at 3:15pm.
The game is live on BT Sport 2 from 3pm.
Munster haven't played the glitziest style of rugby so far this season. Munster have only scored more than 20 points in a game once since 10th October, but they do know how to win. Their defence is almost impossible to get past and it's always easier to win when the other team can't score past you.
In team news for Munster hooker Niall Scannell picked up a shoulder injury during the match against Castres last Friday and will be out for this match. Meanwhile Calvin Nash, Chris Cloete and Jason Jenkins have all returned to training after being out with injuries. Centre Damian de Allende will be out for a number of weeks as Munster assess the extent of his abdomen injury.
The battle for the starting out-half position heats up as Ben Healy comes in to start in place of Jack Crowley after the latter having impressed on his European debut last week. The pair of youngsters have been a huge bright spark for Munster and it's great to see two young Irish out-halves do so well.
— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) January 21, 2022
Wasps have been on a decent run of form since losing to Munster the first time these two met. They have won three of their last four matches, including handing Leicester Tigers their first defeat of the season and last weekend they beat defending European champions Toulouse 30-22 while playing the majority of the match with 14 men after Jacob Umaga was sent off in the first half. The form of back rower Alfie Barbeary has earned the youngster a call up to Eddie Jones' England squad for the Six Nations and he'll surely play a pivotal role on Sunday.
Brad Shields captains the side again as Thomas Young and Nizaam Carr round off an international back row for Wasps. Dan Robson, Josh Bassett and Paolo Odogwu also start in the back line as Wasps look to secure progression into the next round.
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