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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:47 PM

European Rugby Cup Semi final: Munster v Saracens

Sooo excited !!!! Am going to this match on Saturday, and it should be a titanic game, one of those that few are sure on calling.

For those with mobdro and other online access, the game starts 3.15pm local in Dublin (10.15 am EST)

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/european-cup/munster-v-saracens-the-key-match-facts-and-stats-1.3052894?mode=amp

[blockquoteMatch Facts

Date: Saturday 22 nd April
Kick-off: 3.15, Aviva Stadium
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant Referee 1: Pascal Gauzere (France)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexandre Ruiz (France)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (Francee)
Citing Commissioner: Jeff Mark (Wales)
TV: BT Sport / beIN Sports / Sky Italia

Match stats

- This will be Munsterís 12th European Cup semi-final - a record for the competition - while Saracens have reached the semi-finals for a sixth time and for the fifth season in a row.

- Munster will be playing their 158th tournament game - the most of any club. The two-time champions are currently level with Toulouse, who they beat in the quarter-finals, on 157 matches.

- This will be the eighth meeting between the clubs; Munster have won five of the previous seven clashes (lost two), although those two defeats against Saracens have come in their last three meetings.

- These sides have met once before in the semi-final with Munster progressing to the final in 2008 after an 18-16 victory at the Ricoh Arena before going on to lift trophy in Cardiff.

- Saracens are unbeaten in their last 16 Champions Cup games (W15, D1), and only Leinster have gone on a longer unbeaten streak in the competition (W16, D1, 2010-2012).

- Munster have won their last four Champions Cup games and have not gone on a longer run since winning six-in-a-row in 2013/14 when they last reached the semi-final.

- Chris Ashton needs just one try to become the outright top try scorer in European Cup history. He is currently level with Vincent Clerc on 36 tries.

- Munster (five) and Saracens (eight) have conceded fewer tries than any other side this season, with both teams yet to concede a first-half try.

- CJ Stander has made 114 carries this season, and no other player has made more than 100 carries so far in the competition.

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Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:01 PM

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