Munster face Cheetahs ahead of big Racing 92 clash

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Munster face Cheetahs ahead of big Racing 92 clash

Munster head coach Johann van Graan

MUNSTER are in Bloemfontein this Friday night for their big Guinness Pro14 clash with the Toyota Cheetahs, 6.35pm Irish time.

The game will be Munster's final fixture before Sunday week's mammoth Champions Cup semi-final showdown with Racing 92 in Bordeaux.

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 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.

Limerick prop 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.

Munster have continued to train in Cape Town this week before setting off for Bloemfontein on Thursday.

Munster's final regular season fixture in the Pro14 this season against Ulster at Thomond Park on Saturday, April 28 at 5.35pm.