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History Awaits As Barbarians Come To Thomond

10th October 2017 By The Editor

All Blacks international Ben Franks in action for the Barbarians last year.

All Blacks international Ben Franks in action for the Barbarians last year. ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd All Blacks international Ben Franks in action for the Barbarians last year.

A carnival of rugby awaits on November 10th when, not one, but two Barbarians sides take to the field at Thomond Park. Not only that, but Munster Rugby are also inviting all clubs across the province to participate in a Minis Blitz in between both games.

Barbarians v Tonga

In bringing to a close an autumn tour that also sees them take on Australia and New Zealand, the Barbarians being their explosive brand of rugby to Limerick when they take on Tonga, another side famed for their expansive and entertaining style. It will also be the Baa-baas’ first meeting with Tonga who are newly qualified as England’s World Cup rivals at Rugby World Cup in 2019 after beating Samoa in this summer’s Pacific Nations Cup.

The game has a 7.30 kickoff and sees the Barbarians return to Thomond Park for the first time since defeating Ireland 22-21 in the summer of 2015.

Women’s Barbarians v Munster

In creating history, the invitational side have just announced that a Women’s Barbarians team will take to the field for the first time when they face Munster Women earlier in the day at 2.30pm.  Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan is among those already confirmed the Women’s Barbarians with a full schedule against provincial and international sides to be confirmed later this year.

Minis Blitz

Also, Munster Rugby are offering clubs a special rate to bring their Minis (U12) along to mark the occasion.  For a  reduced rate of €5 per child (to a max of 15) and €7.50 per coach (to a max of 2), clubs will get the opportunity to participate in a Mini Blitz on the main Thomond Park pitch between the Women’s and Men’s games – 4.30 to 6pm – as well as tickets in a  reserved section of the West Stand.

If you would like to avail of this offer please contact the Ticketmaster Groups number on 01-6486029. Please note that there are a limited number of places available and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For more information and queries please contact info@munsterrugby.ie.

General Tickets

Adult tickets from €15 and Family tickets from €40 can be purchased online here or from the Munster Rugby Ticket Office in Thomond Park.


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