2022–23 United Rugby Championship
2022–23 United Rugby Championship
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Stormers vs. Munster Prediction on May 27, 2023

Match info

After Munster upset Leinster in Dublin and the reigning champions DHL Stormers defeated Connacht in Cape Town, there are now just two teams left in the 2022–23 Vodacom United Rugby Championship, the ongoing season of an annual rugby union competition involving professional teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, and Wales. The final match will be held on Saturday, May 27, at DHL Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, on the ground of the current titleholders and favorites according to the bookmakers with iOS apps. It will start at 6:30 PM local time.

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For Graham Rowntree’s resurgent wards, it means another trip to South Africa in a short period and a pursuit of the fourth URC title. As for the Stormers, they aim for their second crown in the competition.

The current form of the Stormers

DHL Stormers qualified for their second successive United Rugby Championship final. In the afternoon’s semifinal on May 13, they defeated a valiant Connacht team at home with the result of 43-25.

Early on in the match, Jack Carty gave the visitors the lead, and a little while later, Mack Hansen scored in the corner. The defending champions got off to a shaky start as they almost handed up a try by dropping the ball on their own goal line. They managed to survive, and after three outstanding tries, they soon had a 17-8 lead. The Stormers scored once more, and Conor Oliver’s try with the conversion made the deficit for his team at halftime of 11 points. Connacht increased the tempo after a quiet beginning to the second half, and Sheamus Hurley-Langton powered over from close range. The difference remained at four after that, but the Stormers then upped their game. Once more, Paul De Wet’s try increased his side’s advantage to 11, but Byron Ralston crossed the finish line in the 75th minute to restore some interest. However, the defending champions remained steadfast and added another late effort to polish the victory.

The current form of Munster

After a thrilling semi-final victory over their fellow countrymen Leinster at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday, Munster will take on the Stormers in the URC final.

Thousands of fans traveled to support Munster witnessing what happened in the 77th minute when Jack Crowley, who was named Player of the Match, scored the game-winning drop-goal to seal a storied triumph of 16-15. Leinster appeared to have won after Joe McCarthy’s try in the 62nd minute, but with two minutes left, Munster launched a superb attack from their own try line and moved into position for Craig Casey to pass to Crowley, who calmly converted to score the game-winning goal.

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At the conclusion of their match against Connacht, the Stormers celebrated wildly as Munster upset Leinster to advance Cape Town to its second consecutive United Rugby Championship final. After their game, the Stormers reassembled at the stadium to watch the second semifinal game with teammates, friends, and family. After contributing to securing a spot in the championship, they watched to see if they'd go to Ireland or remain at home. The latter happened. Munster, who holds the unusual distinction of being the only team to defeat both Leinster and the Stormers on their home patch this season, will have a few things to say about that though, despite the celebrations of the hosts.

Taking all this into account, we’d propose betting on a +5 match handicap on Munster at odds of 1.91 on Boylesports.

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May 27, 2023 | 6:30 PM local time

2022–23 United Rugby Championship