Munster seeking to turn the tables on neighbours
With three losses from their last five trips to Galway to face Connacht at the Sportsground, Munster need to recover their streak of old against their neighbours to cement their position at the top of Conference B of the PRO14.
After their loss in Galway in December 2008, Munster didn't falter again at the venue until New Year's Day 2015, a period of time that saw them claim five straight wins on College Road.
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In 2015 Munster lost (18-12) in Galway again - they also fell at Thomond Park as Connacht marched towards their first league title that season - while they suffered defeat once more in October 2017.
Last season Munster were mightily impressive as they claimed a 31-24 away win following a cracking PRO14 clash in early January, but Andy Friend's side claimed the honours in the most recent meeting of the teams, a pre-season friendly in Galway.