Munster back in Cape Town as focus switches to Cheetahs in Guinness Pro14

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Munster back in Cape Town as focus switches to Cheetahs in Guinness Pro14

Munster centre Dan Goggin on his way to scoring a try in their Guinness Pro14 win over the Southern Kings in Outeniqua Park, George

THE Munster rugby squad has returned to Cape Town with preparations stepping up for Friday night’s Guinness Pro14 clash with the Toyota Cheetahs, 6.35pm Irish time.

Munster scored a deserved 39-22 bonus point victory over the Southern Kings at Outeniqua Park in George on Saturday night in the first of their two Pro14 fixtures in South Africa.

Dave Kilcoyne was awarded Man of the Match in that high scoring game on his 150th appearance for the province. Limerick centre Dan Goggin scored his first Pro14 try for Munster in the game.

Second-placed Munster enjoy a six-point lead over the third-placed Toyota Cheetahs ahead of the sides’ clash on Friday night at Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein which will be televised live on Sky Sports.

Munster have already qualified for the knock-out stages of the Pro14, but need to finish ahead of the Cheetahs in order to secure home advantage in the first of the play-off fixtures.

Munster will continue to train in Cape Town in the coming days with the squad setting off for Bloemfontein on Thursday.

On the injury front, prop James Cronin sustained a stinger/shoulder injury against the Southern Kings and will take part in non-contact training today under the supervision of the medical team.