Monday 14 October 2019

Euro rivals have difficult start to domestic season

Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
Ospreys head coach Allen Clarke. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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In six weeks' time, Munster will start their Heineken Champions Cup campaign with an away trip to Ospreys, and Allen Clarke's side have not had the best of starts to their PRO14 campaign.

Week one saw them lose away to Ulster by 24 points, while last week a totally rampant Leinster scored 53 points in victory at the RDS. They host Benetton tomorrow at Liberty Stadium, where they will hope to pick up their first point of the season.

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Round 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup sees Munster host Racing 92, and the Top 14 has already played six games of their new season. Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan's Racing have only won twice so far, but last week's 31-3 win against Pau has improved their outlook. They take on Agen in Paris tomorrow.

Champions Saracens are Munster's other opponent, but they have yet to start their league campaign. After two wins from three Premiership Cup games, Sarries face Harlequins this weekend.

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