Newport Gwent Dragons First Up in RaboDirect PRO12
21st July 2011 By Munster Rugby
Munster will open their defence of the RaboDirect Pro12 League at home in Musgrave Park against Newport Gwent Dragons on the first weekend in September.
The actual dates have yet to be decided but that one will be followed by an away trip to Glasgow Warriors a week later, before they entertain their Heineken Cup Pool 1 opponents Scarlets, again in Musgrave Park on the weekend of September 16th.
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.