Match Preview: Munster
Get the latest ahead of Friday night's United Rugby Championship Round 12 match against Munster at Thomond Park (18 February, kick-off 7.35pm) with this week's Match Preview.
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How to watch
The match will be broadcast live on Premier Sports.
You can also keep up with minute-by-minute updates via the Galbraith Match Centre.
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 79th competition game)
Assistant: Chris Busby, Oisin Quinn (both IRFU)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)
The Edinburgh Rugby team to face Munster at Thomond Park for Round 12 of the United Rugby Championship will be named at 12 noon on Thursday 17 February via the club's website and social channels.
Overall URC record
Played 37, Munster won 29, Edinburgh won 8.
Story of the match
Munster saw their four-game winning run in all competitions end with a 13-11 defeat against Glasgow last Friday.
But they now return to Thomond Park, where they have won their last seven matches since Connacht defeated them during last season's Rainbow Cup.
Edinburgh, though, are no strangers to winning in Limerick and they were the last Scottish side to achieve that feat with a 14-13 success just over seven years ago.
But their only victory over an Irish province in two years was by a solitary point against Connacht in March last year
|Last 3 URC results||8 Jan - Ulster (H) W 18-13||8 Jan - Cardiff Rugby (H) W 34-10|
|29 Jan - Zebre (A) W 34-17||29 Jan - Ospreys (A) L 19-23|
|11 Feb - Glasgow (A) L 11-13||11 Feb -Leinster (A) L 7-26|
|URC 2021/22||5th - W6 D0 L3 - 30pts||4th - W6 D1 L3 - 34pts|
|URC Form||WllWwl (15pts)||wwWWll (21pts)|
|Top try scorer||3 - Jack O'Donoghue, Chris Cloete||4 - Ben Vellacott, Emiliano Boffelli, Boan Venter, Darcy Graham|
|Top points scorer||32 - Ben Healy||37 - Blair Kinghorn|
Match stats and facts
Munster’s four game winning run in all tournaments ended with their 11-13 defeat in Glasgow on Friday night.
The Munstermen have won their last seven games at Thomond Park since Connacht beat them there in last season’s RainbowCup.
The last Scottish side to be victorious in Limerick was Edinburgh, 14-13 in September 2014
Edinburgh Rugby have lost their last two United Rugby Championship matches, both away from home, at Ospreys and at Leinster.
Edinburgh have won only twice on the road this season on visits to Zebre in Round 5 and Dragons in Round 6.
The capital club's only victory over an Irish province since February 2020 was by a solitary point over Connacht in March 2021.
Munster have lost just one of their last six fixtures against Edinburgh in all tournaments: 16-18 at Musgrave Park in November 2019.
Recent URC meetings
|Date||Venue||M||E||Munster scorers||Edinburgh scorers|
|Fri 16 Mar 18||BT Murrayfield||6||12||JJ Hanrahan (2P)||Duhan van der Merwe (2T) Jaco van der Walt (C)|
|Sat 5 May 18||Thomond Park||20||16||Rhys Marshall (T) Keith Earls (T) JJ Hanrahan (2C/2P)||Nathan Fowles (T) Jaco van der Walt (C) Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (3P)|
|Fri 30 Nov 18||Musgrave Park||44||14||Chris Farrell (2T) Andrew Conway (2T) Tyler Bleyendaal (T) Keith Earls (3T) JJ Hanrahan (2C)||Duhan van der Merwe (2T) Jaco van der Walt (C) Jason Baggott (C)|
|Fri 29 Nov 19||Musgrave Park||16||18||Ben Healy (C/3P) Tommy O'Donnell (T)||Jaco van der Walt (C/P) Matt Scott (T) Simon Hickey (P) Eroni Sau (T)|
|Sat 10 Oct 20||Thomond Park||25||23||CJ Stander (T) Ben Healy (C/6P)||Jaco van der Walt (2C/2P) Willem Nel (T) Mark Bennett (T/P)|
|Sat 20 Feb 21||BT Murrayfield||22||10||Jack O'Donoghue (T) Craig Casey (T) Gavin Coombes (T) JJ Hanrahan (2C/P)||Jaco van der Walt (C/P) Viliame Mata (T)|