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Christmas crackers: Munster v Leinster

Red versus Blue. Facts, jokes and YouTube clips await the winner.

IF THIS CRACKER was snapped open back in 2006, there would only be one winner.

Leinster have surged onwards since their Celtic League success in 2008 and now have three Heineken Cups to their names.

If you are in any doubt about that fact, have a look at the subtle, embroidered stars over their crest.

In their past 10 meetings, the easterners have won seven times with the most recent victory coming in early October at the Aviva Stadium.

Rob Penney, however, believes his side are emerging from a dark place and recent wins over Edinburgh, Saracens and Connacht have backed up his words to a certain extent.

Munster could do with a win but will Leinster steal the pull of this cracker’s crack?

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Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll is tackled by Dave O’Callaghan of Munster. (©INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

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