Munster will win Pool 1 with a game to go if they can triumph at Scotstoun Stadium this evening. Having missed out on the Champions Cup knockout stages in the past two seasons, it would be a major step forward for the province.
Connacht have today confirmed that out-half Steve Crosbie and centre Tom Farrell have been added to the senior squad for the remainder of the 2016/17 season. Loosehead prop Peter McCabe has also joined the province on a loan deal from Munster.
Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has made ten changes to the team that defeated Connacht as the GUINNESS PRO12 leaders play their rescheduled Champions Cup round 1 match against Racing 92 at Stade Yves-du-Manoir on Saturday (kick-off 4.45pm local time/3.45pm Irish time).
Munster 'A' head coach Peter Malone has made three changes to the team that defeated Rotherham Titans in Ennis and selected Robin Copeland as captain for Saturday's British & Irish Cup clash away to Doncaster Knights at Castle Park (kick-off 2.30pm).
The Munster squad gathered in UL today in preparing for next Saturday's respective fixtures, the rescheduled Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 and the rescheduled British & Irish Cup game against Doncaster Knights.
As expected, Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has made sweeping changes to his side for the GUINNESS PRO12 derby showdown with reigning champions Connacht at the Sportsground on New Year's Eve (kick-off 5.30pm).
Thomond Park hosted the future stars of Irish Rugby this afternoon with the annual challenge game between the Ireland Under-20s and the Munster Development XV once again proving to be an entertaining contest.