Stormers v Munster: What time, what channel, team news and all you need to know about the URC final
The URC reaches its climax this weekend with Munster in South Africa to take on current holders Stormers. Here's all you need to know about the game.
Where and when is it on?
The match takes place at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town with a 5.30pm Irish time kick-off on Saturday.
What’s the team news?
Munster coach Graham Rowntree has recalled Calvin Nash, Malakai Fekitoa and Conor Murray to his starting XV, with RG Snyman kept on the bench
The Stormers, meanwhile, have recalled Springboks Deon Fourie and Marvin Orie to their starting side as they look to complete back-to-back titles with victory over Munster.
Stormers: D Willemse; A Davids, R Nel, D Du Plessis, L Zas; M Libbok, H Jantjies; S Kitshoff (capt), J Dweba, F Malherbe; R van Heerden, M Orie; D Fourie, H Dayimani, E Roos.
Reps: JJ Kotze, A Vermaak, N Fouche, BJ Dixon, W Engelbrecht, M Theunissen, P de Wet, C Blommetjies.
Munster: M Haley; C Nash, A Frisch, M Fekitoa, S Daly; J Crowley, C Murray; J Loughman, D Barron, S Archer; J Kleyn, T Beirne; P O’Mahony (capt), J Hodnett, G Coombes.
Reps: N Scannell, J Wycherley, R Salanoa, RG Snyman, A Kendellen, C Casey, B Healy, K Earls.
Where can I watch the game?
The match will be shown live on TG4 and Premier Sports. The game is also being streamed live on the TG4 Player as well as URC.tv.
What can I read and listen to about the game on Independent.ie?
Brendan Fanning has looked at Munster’s chances here, while Cian Tracey has spoken to former Munster man CJ Stander about the game.
On the latest episode of The Left Wing podcast, Rúaidhrí O’Connor joined Sinéad Kissane from the Aviva Stadium right after the final whistle of the European Champions Cup final to dissect where it all went wrong for Leinster who finish this season empty-handed and with more question marks over their mentality than ever before.
Don’t forget to join Luke Fitzgerald and Will Slattery on Wednesday for their in-depth review and if you want to get in touch with the show, email your questions and comments to email@example.com, or contact the team on Twitter @SlatteryWill @lukefitz11 @CianTracey1 @RuaidhriOC and @SinéadKissane.
For more, visit: www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/the-left-wing/
What are the odds?
Stormers are favourites at 4/9 with Munster 15/8 and the draw after 80 minutes is 18/1.
What are the coaches saying?
We’ll bring you fresh quotes from John Dobson and Graeme Rowntree when they face the press later in the week.