PRO12 Preview: Munster v Connacht

02 May 2017

PRO12 Preview: Munster v Connacht
Did you know?

  • Connacht have won three of their last five fixtures with Munster, but did slip up 9-16 in Galway in round 12.

  • Last season Connacht won at Thomond Park for the first time since 1986.

  • Connacht have made the European Champions Cup Play-offs but their only win in the last five rounds of the Guinness PRO12 was at Edinburgh on 7 April.

  • Munster have secured a home Semi-Final for only the second time in the last seven seasons but if they are to overhaul Leinster to become top seeds they will need a win in this game and hope that their rivals trip up.

  • The Munstermen have won their last five Guinness PRO12 encounters, whilst their only defeat since round 6 was at home to Scarlets on 24 February.


Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record:

Played 29, Munster won 24, Connacht won 4 and 1 game drawn.



Saturday 6th May

At Thomond Park, 5.15pm.
Live on TG4
Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU, 51st competition game)

Assistant Referees:  TBC

Citing Commissioner:  Wayne Sheridan (IRFU)



DateVenueMCMunster scorersConnacht scorers
Sat 19 Apr 14Sportsground3223Andrew Conway(T) Paddy Butler(T) Denis Hurley(T) Ian Keatley(3C/2P) Gerhard van den Heever(T)Matt Healy(T) Danie Poolman(T) Eoin McKeon(T) Dan Parks(C) Miah Nikora(2P)
Thu 1 Jan 15Sportsground1624Peter O'Mahony(T) Ian Keatley(C/3P)Kieran Marmion(T) Darragh Leader(2C) Aly Muldowney(T) Miah Nikora(P) Craig Ronaldson(T/C)
Sat 28 Mar 15Thomond Park4220Duncan Casey(T) Andrew Smith(T) Keith Earls(T) JJ Hanrahan(3C) Billy Holland(T) Denis Hurley(T) Ian Keatley(3C) Simon Zebo(T)Jack Carty(2P) Shane O'Leary(T) Miah Nikora(T/2C)
Sat 28 Nov 15Thomond Park1218Niall Scannell(T) Ian Keatley(C) Penalty Try(T)Tiernan O'Halloran(T) Bundee Aki(T) Craig Ronaldson(C/2P)
Sat 16 Apr 16Sportsground1435Johnny Holland(2C) Mike Sherry(T) Simon Zebo(T)Finlay Bealham(T) Shane O'Leary(3C/3P) Niyi Adeolokun(2T) Penalty Try(T)
Sat 31 Dec 16Sportsground169Rhys Marshall(T) Ian Keatley(C/D/2P)Jack Carty(3P)



Last 3 PRO12 results:8 Apr - Glasgow (H) W 10-77 Apr - Edinburgh (A) W 22-19
 15 Apr - Ulster (H) W 22-2015 Apr - Leinster (H) L 24-37
 29 Apr - Treviso (A) W 34-1429 Apr - Scarlets (H) L 8-30
PRO12 2016/172nd - W18 D0 L3 - 81pts8th - W9 D0 L12 - 44pts
Last 6 PRO12 formLwwWWw (22pts)WllwLL (10pts)
Top try scorer9 - Ronan O'Mahony6 - Niyi Adeolokun
Top points scorer126 - Tyler Bleyendaal70 - Jack Carty