**Monday night rugby has arrived! We may only be two weeks into the new Guinness PRO14 season, but the clash at Thomond Park already has the makings of a memorable encounter.** \n\nSomething will have to give when the two sides do battle, with both yet to taste defeat so far this season and sitting pretty at the top of Conference B.\n\nJohann van Graan’s side have emerged victorious from each of the last two meetings between these two, with Munster recording a 33-23 win the last time the pair went head to head in November 2019.\n\n**WHAT’S AT STAKE?**\n\nAfter a largely forgettable 2019/20 campaign where they only managed seven victories, the Blues have hit the ground running this season, with two wins out of two enough to see them top the early table heading into Round 3. \n\nJohn Mulvihill’s side have looked refreshed and full of vigour in the opening fortnight of the competition, with victories over Zebre and Connacht filling them with confidence as they head to Ireland in the last match of this weekend’s action.\n\nIt hasn’t been quite as plain sailing for Monday’s hosts, who have left it until the dying seconds to claim the points in each of their opening fixtures, but remain unbeaten nonetheless. \n\nBen Healy has been the hero in each, with his last-gasp kick being the difference in a 30-27 victory over Scarlets on the opening weekend of the new Guinness PRO14 season, before converting CJ Stander’s late try against Edinburgh a week later.\n\nWith both of these sides looking to keep their unbeaten start to the season intact, we can no doubt expect more drama during the 80 minutes on Monday.