Munster Might Want To AVOID Scoring A Try-Bonus Based On Standings
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This is an interesting one.
Ulster are out. Saracens and La Rochelle are in. A win guarantees Munster a home quarter-final, but a try-bonus win may leave the southern province in a worse position.
With La Rochelle failing to get a bonus-point against Harlequins, Munster no longer need a try-bonus to secure fourth spot in the overall rankings.
If they get a try-bonus and win by five points or more, they will overtake Scarlets and jump into third seeds overall. Now here’s where things get interesting.
Finish fourth and Munster will welcome La Rochelle to Thomond Park. Finish third and they will welcome Toulon. Who would you rather have? A team playing in their first ever Champions Cup and first ever quarter final, or the three-time champions?