Munster vs Lions: URC LIVE Scores
The Lions can leapfrog Munster and reignite their playoffs hopes if they can beat the Irish side in Cork.
Munster vs Lions: URC LIVE Scores tracker
Lions captain Jaco Kriel said that they aren’t focused on their slide down the log.
Munster vs Lions: URC stats, facts and key history
“If you get side-tracked by [your position on] the standings, you will not focus on the job at hand,” the skipper said.
Munster forwards Coach Andi Kyriacou expects the Lions to try and run them off their feet.
“They are usually big up front,” he said, adding: “A lot of work has gone into [our] set pieces and the fight we will have on our hands in that area.
“They are massively attritional and the halfbacks can cause havoc.
“The fight up front is going to be a big job for us on Friday.”
Munster: 15 Mike Haley, 14 Shane Daly, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Liam Coombes, 10 Ben Healy, 9 Paddy Patterson, 8 Alex Kendellen, 7 John Hodnett, 6 Jack O’Donoghue (captain), 5 Gavin Coombes, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Roman Salanoa, 2 Diarmuid Barron, 1 Josh Wycherley.
Replacements: 16 Scott Buckley, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Stephen Archer, 19 Cian Hurley, 20 Jack O’Sullivan, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Dan Goggin, 23 Patrick Campbell.
Lions: 15 Quan Horn, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Henco van Wyk, 12 Marius Louw (captain), 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Morné van den Berg, 8 Emmanuel Tshituka, 7 Emile van Heerden, 6 Jarod Cairns, 5 Darrien Landsberg, 4 Ruan Venter, 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 Pieter Botha, 1 Jean-Pierre Smith.
Replacements: 16 Michael van Vuuren, 17 Morgan Naudé, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Sibusiso Sangweni, 21 Andre Warner, 22 Gianni Lombard, 23 Manuel Rass.
Referee: Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Andrew Cole (Ireland), Sam Holt (Ireland)
TMO: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)