Ulster v Munster LIVE start time, team news, score updates and more from the PRO14 clash Ulster kicked off 2018 with a win over Munster at Kingspan Stadium and they will look to repeat that feat tonight in their first home game of the calendar year. Both coaches are anticipating an intense battle in front of a partisan Belfast crowd.
PRO14 action continues this evening as the first of a host of inter-provincial derbies come to the forefront.
Ulster host Munster in what is sure to be an epic at the Kingspan Stadium tonight.
Home advantage will be key for Dan McFarland’s men, but will be hurt by the absence of Iain Henderson – who underwent surgery this week and is expected to miss up to 12 weeks.
But Munster will travel to Belfast with a fire burning inside, van Graan’s wounded troops are a dangerous force with a point to prove.
ULSTER: Louis Ludik; Henry Speight, Will Addison, Stuart McCloskey, Robert Baloucoune; Billy Burns, John Cooney; Eric O’Sullivan, Rob Herring (capt), Martin Moore, Ian Nagle, Kieran Treadwell, Sean Reidy, Jordi Murphy, Marcell Coetzee.
Replacements: Rory Best, Kyle McCall, Ross Kane, Clive Ross, Nick Timoney, David Shanahan, Johnny McPhillips, James Hume.
MUNSTER: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Sam Arnold, Jaco Taute (capt), Alex Wootton; JJ Hanrahan, Alby Mathewson; Jeremy Loughman, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Darren O’Shea; Fineen Wycherley, Conor Oliver, Arno Botha.
Replacements: Mike Sherry, Dave Kilcoyne, Ciaran Parker, Gavin Coombes, Tommy O’Donnell, Neil Cronin, Bill Johnston, Shane Daly.