Stats Pack: Munster v Saracens

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Stats Pack: Munster v Saracens


Munster will attempt to win their first European Champions Cup match at home this season when they welcome Saracens to Thomond Park tomorrow. 

Here are some match facts.

Munster and Saracens have met nine times previously in the Heineken Champions Cup. The Irish province won five of their initial six meetings (L1) however, Saracens have won the last three in a row including last season’s semi-final.

Munster have lost just two of their last 37 home games in the pool stage of the Heineken Champions Cup, against Clermont in 2014/15 and Leicester Tigers in 2015/16 (W34, D1), and are unbeaten in each of their last 11 such matches (W10, D1).

Saracens have won 14 of their 23 fixtures against Irish opposition in the Heineken Champions Cup, and only Toulouse (P34 W16) have won more matches against the provinces.

Munster are unbeaten in their last six pool games against Gallagher Premiership opposition (W5, D1), winning their last three in a row.

Saracens lost their last away game against Racing 92 in Round 1, however, they have not lost consecutive away games in a Heineken Champions Cup campaign since 2005/06.

Munster have missed just 31 tackles in the tournament this season, fewer than any other club, and only Leinster (90%) and Bath (89.1%) have a better tackle success rate than Johann van Graan’s side (88.6%).

Munster are one of just six clubs with a 100% scrum success rate, winning each of the 11 scrums on their own put-in.

Munster’s CJ Stander has made 47 carries after two rounds, 10 more than any other player in the competition.

Mike Haley (Munster) made 119 metres and beat eight defenders in the draw with Racing 92, the best in both categories in Round 2

Saracens’ George Kruis stole two lineouts against the Ospreys, more than any other player in Round 2. Only Toulouse’s François Cros (3) has stolen more overall in the Heineken Champions Cup this season. 

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