**Munster can book their place in the Guinness PRO14 final when they host Connacht on Friday.** \n\nHolding a nine-point advantage over the Westerners at the top of Conference B, a win will be enough to see Munster into the end-of-season showpiece. \n\nConnacht will not have given up on their slim hopes of overhauling Johann van Graan’s side at the summit, but they will need to step up their performance following Round 13’s last-gasp win at Benetton. \n\nMunster are bidding to reach a first final since 2017, when they were beaten by the Scarlets, while they last won the title back in 2009. \n\n**The breakdown** \n\nConnacht have lost their last six matches against Munster and have won only once on the road in this fixture since 1986 – at Thomond Park in November 2015.