**Get ready for a plethora of Guinness PRO14 derbies in the next few weeks as the league resumes after a five-month Covid-19-induced hiatus.**\n\nAnd so to whet the appetite, we have been looking back at some of our favourite match-ups – including Benetton and Zebre’s thrilling Christmas contest a fortnight ago. \n\nThis week, we have Connacht and Munster on the menu – two teams who have combined for two titles and two other final appearances in the last decade. \n\nWe’re going to take you all the way back to January 2019 this week, and their contest at the Sportsground that went right down to the wire. \n\n**The Build-up** \n\nMunster and Connacht were both drawn in Conference A in the 2018-19 season, and both were in contention for a place in the Guinness PRO14 Final Series. \n\nConnacht were slightly off the pace of their inter-pro rivals, who were battling with a high-flying Glasgow Warriors at the summit of the conference. \n\nWith the two teams yo-yoing all season long, the opportunity to move top fell to Munster on this weekend – with the Irish province eyeing first place with a victory against their rivals. \n\n**The Match**\n\nConnacht handed a debut to talented centre Tom Daly, and he made an immediate impact with some strong carrying and consistent tackling. \n\nBut it was his centre partner Tom Farrell who made the breakthrough, as he stripped the ball from Arno Botha in the tackle and broke clear to score.