The leading two teams after the opening eight rounds of the GUINNESS PRO12 meet at Thomond Park as Munster look to maintain their impressive home form, while table-topping Connacht chase their first competitive victory in Limerick in 29 years.
The Connacht team to face Munster in their first interprovincial clash of the season at Thomond Park on Saturday (kick-off 5.15pm) has been named. Head coach Pat Lam has made nine personnel changes to the team that started against Brive in the European Challenge Cup.
Connacht Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to announce the extended contract of Ireland international Kieran Marmion. The 23-year-old, who was first capped for Ireland in the summer of 2014, has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract with Connacht Rugby.
Ahead of Saturday's European Challenge Cup round 2 match against Brive at the Sportsground (kick-off 5pm), Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made 13 changes to the team that started in Siberia last weekend.
It was never going to be an easy task playing in sub-zero temperatures over 6,000km from home, but Connacht got their European Challenge Cup campaign off to a satisfying start with a 31-14 bonus point win over Russian side Enisei-STM in Krasnoyarsk.
This promises to be a day to remember for all involved as GUINNESS PRO12 leaders Connacht line out against Russian club Enisei-STM in the first ever competitive professional cross-border match to be played in sub-zero Krasnoyarsk.
Head coach Pat Lam has named his team for Connacht's European Challenge Cup opening round encounter with Enisei-STM in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Saturday (kick-off 3pm local time/8am Irish time).
Ahead of Friday,s GUINNESS PRO12 game against Benetton Treviso and and Connacht Eagles' clash with Leinster 'A' at Donnybrook on Thursday, the Connacht Rugby medical team have provided the following update.