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Saturday 21 September 2019

Munster have to play for all five points

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Johann van Graan
Johann van Graan

There is nothing more important to play for, at least for Connacht, than the Inter-provincial bragging rights.

In these circumstances, the home side have an exaggerated advantage when it comes to the outcome, one week ahead of the play-offs.

There is still a sliver of hope for Munster that Edinburgh can undo Glasgow in Scotstoun, providing Johann van Graan and his men with a bypass to the semi-finals.

Consequently, Munster have to put their best foot forward. Just in case.

The Munster and Glasgow matches take place at the same time, meaning Munster have to take the right approach. No matter what. This should serve as a vehicle for recovering the confidence shaken by what Saracens did to them in Europe.

The home security is confirmed by the fact Munster haven't been beaten at home in any competition since Leinster skewered them in December 2017.

Andy Friend's Connacht have come out on the right side of the argu ment in Limerick just twice in the last 33 years (1986 & 2015).

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