Scarlets vs Munster Rugby Preview

Scarlets vs Munster Rugby Preview

The weekend gets underway with a meeting between two sides looking to revive their league campaign in the second half of the season.

The Scarlets have won just two matches so far this term, while reigning champions Munster are down in eleventh in the table.

The hosts have centre Joe Roberts and prop Kemsley Mathias back from the Wales camp, while there are returns from injury for Johnny McNicholl and Dan Jones, plus an immediate debut for newly recruited South African flanker Jarrod Taylor.

For Munster, scrum-half Conor Murray and props Oli Jager and Jeremy Loughman step into the starting XV having been released from Six Nations squad duties with Ireland, while RG Snyman and Mike Haley are also back on board having regained fitness.

Setting out his team’s objectives, Scarlets coach Dwayne Peel said: 

"We recognise we have not been good enough, so it's about us putting that right. It's weird it is only halfway through the season.

"We have nine games to go, six of those at home, so we have plenty to play for.

"It's important we get right into the season because there are not too many points between sides, so there is plenty to play for and it's about chasing as high up the table as we can.

"We have got a few boys back from injury so we are looking forward to getting stuck into this next block. 

“We know Munster will be physical and their DNA is that they are very competitive at the breakdown. It will be a big challenge.”

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