A late 10-point burst, including an injury-time penalty from Ian Keatley, could yet prove crucial for Munster who battled all the way in today's 26-19 defeat to European Champions Cup Pool 1 leaders Clermont Auvergne.
Clermont Auvergne managed to swap places with Munster at the top of European Champions Cup Pool 1 last weekend, so can the Reds bite back on Sunday and end the French side's own formidable record at the Stade Marcel Michelin?
Munster head coach Anthony Foley has named his team to take on Clermont Auvergne in round 4 of the European Champions Cup at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Sunday (kick-off 4.15pm local time/3.15pm Irish time).
After a bruising encounter with Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park last Saturday, the Munster squad gathered in their respective centres today as preparations continued for the return leg of the back-to-back Champions Cup fixtures.
Munster lock Donncha O'Callaghan has been given a two-week suspension for an incident involving Ulster's Stuart Olding during last Friday's derby clash at Thomond Park. He will be suspended up to Sunday, December 14, meaning he will miss the Reds' back-to-back European games against Clermont Auvergne.
Speaking after Munster's comprehensive 38-12 victory away to the Newport Gwent Dragons, and while reflecting on the bonus point win that now places his team third in the GUINNESS PRO12, head coach Anthony Foley made particular reference to a couple players.