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Munster To Play Australia

16th March 2010 By Munster Rugby

Munster To Play Australia

Munster Rugby announced today that during the November 2010 international fixture series they will play the touring Qantas Wallabies in Thomond Park Stadium.

Munster Rugby announced today that during the November 2010 international fixture series they will play the touring Qantas Wallabies in Thomond Park Stadium.

The Wallabies play England in Twickenham on November 13th and travel to Ireland for the game against Munster on Tuesday 16th November.

Confirming the fixture Qantas Wallaby coach Robbie Deans said, “The additional non-Test matches that we have played on our last two Northern Hemisphere tours have been of great benefit to Australian Rugby, in terms of exposing players, and we expect this trip to be no different.

“Last year, guys played their way into the Test side for our game against England during the midweek Tour match at Gloucester, while a few of the young players who made their debuts later on at Cardiff are now starring for their provinces in the Investec Bank Super 14, which highlights the benefit we have already had from these games.

“To be able to play Munster – one of the true powerhouse provinces of the European game – will be a great experience for our players, while also providing an excellent development opportunity.”

Munster coach Tony McGahan said, " I believe it’s a great tribute to Munster’s standing in World rugby that the Wallabies have agreed to extend their travel to include this fixture. I welcome the opportunity to hopefully replicate the marvellous occasion that we had last time an international side (All Blacks) visited Thomond Park to play Munster and this is a fixture we are already all looking forward to.

Tickets for this fixture will be confirmed at a later date and will initially be sold through the Munster Clubs and the Munster Rugby Supporters Club. Munster v Qantas Wallaby ticket information will be carried on www.munsterrugby.ie.

Munster Rugby also confirmed that they have agreed two home pre-season fixtures in August 2010 against Gloucester and Leicester Tigers, full details of these matches will be confirmed in June / July on the Munster Rugby website.

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