7 Dec, 16:58
Retired Munster Rugby captain and former All Black Doug Howlett is back on board with the province as a Corporate Ambassador.
The first Thomond Park Stadium fixture is against Ospreys (Weekend Oct 7th) and they'll have the ideal preparation for their first Heineken Cup game against Northampton Saints (Nov 12th) when they play European Champions Leinster at the Aviva Stadium the weekend prior.
The Munster/Connacht clash at Thomond Park is pencilled in for the weekend of December 23rd and New Year's weekend will see Ulster and Munster battle it out in Ravenhill.
Into the New Year then and its Benetton Treviso in Thomond Park Stadium the week before Castres Olympique arrive to make the switch to Heineken, Northampton a week later and then it's RaboDirect to Italy two weeks in a row, first to Treviso and then Viadana for the game against Aironi rugby.