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All You Need To Know | Munster v Southern Kings

14th February 2019 By The Editor

Chris Cloete and Arno Botha both start for Munster on Friday night.

Chris Cloete and Arno Botha both start for Munster on Friday night.

Munster go into Friday night’s game at Irish Independent Park against South Africa’s Southern Kings looking to cement their position at the top of Guinness PRO14 Conference A (7:35pm, live on Free Sports & eir Sport 1).

It will be the second ever fixture between the side as Southern Kings visit the province for the first time.

Having won five in a row in all competitions, Munster come into the game in fine form against a Kings team still searching for a first win on the road in the competition.

Munster haven’t lost in 17 successive home games, with their last defeat in Cork coming all the way back in 2016 when Cardiff Blues were victorious there.

See full event information for Friday night here.

Check out the best pics from training this week here.

Read the latest squad update here.

Munster lead Guinness PRO14 Conference A.

Munster lead Guinness PRO14 Conference A.

Team Line-Ups

Munster (see full details here): Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam; Tyler Bleyendaal (C), Neil Cronin; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Billy Holland; Fineen Wycherley, Chris Cloete, Arno Botha.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Liam O’Connor, Stephen Archer, Darren O’Shea, Gavin Coombes, Alby Mathewson, JJ Hanrahan, Dan Goggin.

Southern Kings: Masixole Banda; Yaw Penxe, Meli Rokoua, Berton Klaasen, Bjorn Basson; Bader Pretorius, Stefan Ungerer; Schalk Ferreira, Michael Willemse, De-Jay Terblanche; Andries Van Schalkwyk, John-Charles Astle (C); Stephan De Wit, Martinus Burger, Ruaan Lerm.

Replacements: Alandre Van Rooyen, Alulutho Tshakweni, Pieter Scholtz, Stephan Greeff, Andisa Ntsila, Sarel Pretorius, Tertius Kruger, Ulrich Beyers.

Press Pass & Felix Jones Interview

Match Officials

Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR, competition debut)

Assistant Referees: Sean Gallagher (IRFU) & Matteo Liperini (FIR)

TMO: Alan Falzone (FIR)

Upcoming Home Games


Fri, February 15 – Guinness PRO14: Munster v Southern Kings, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here


Sat, March 23 – Guinness PRO14: Munster v Zebre, Thomond Park, 7.45pm; Early Bird Closes 5pm on Wed, March 6 – Buy tickets here


Fri, April 5 – Guinness PRO14: Munster v Cardiff Blues, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Early Bird Closes 5pm on Wed, March 20 – Buy tickets here

Sat, April 27 – Guinness PRO14: Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Early Bird Closes 5pm on Wed, March 20 – Buy tickets here

6 Nations Rugby

Friday, March 8

Ireland U20s v France U20s, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here


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