Thursday 22 February 2018

Munster set to extend run

Munster's Jaco Taute returns. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Munster's Jaco Taute returns. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile newsdesk

There have been several big moments in Munster's season but the manner in which they eked out a victory away to the Ospreys last week felt like particularly seminal in terms of their ambitions to win a first Pro12 title in six years.

That winning habit is infectious and there is no doubt that it is rampant in this Munster squad who continue to look like a side capable of challenging on both fronts.

Another tough test against Welsh opposition lies ahead in Thomond Park tonight (7.35) as Scarlets arrive but such is the confidence with which Munster are playing, it's difficult not to see them stretching their Pro12 winning run to 10 games.

Jaco Taute returns and starts at full-back. Conor Oliver switches to No 8 with Jack O'Donoghue sidelined, while academy lock Fineen Wycherley will hope to make his debut from the bench.

Verdict: Munster

Munster v Scarlets,

Live, TG4, 7.35

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