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All You Need To Know | Munster v Dragons

27th September 2019 By The Editor

James Cronin, Keynan Knox and Fineen Wycherley take to the field ahead of the Connacht pre-season game last weekend.

James Cronin, Keynan Knox and Fineen Wycherley take to the field ahead of the Connacht pre-season game last weekend. Inpho

Munster kick-off the Guinness PRO14 season on Saturday as Dragons visit Thomond Park for a 3pm kick-off.

With a family-friendly afternoon kick-off, a family pack of four tickets (two Adults and two Juniors) is available for just €40.

Buy tickets for the game here. Please note that online prices will be lower than gate prices this season.

See full event information here.

Check out the best pics from training here and our latest squad update here.

Team Line-Ups

Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Rory Scannell, Tyler Bleyendaal, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Nick McCarthy; Jeremy Loughman, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Billy Holland (C); Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, Arno Botha.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, James Cronin, Keynan Knox, Darren O’Shea, Chris Cloete, Alby Mathewson, Liam Coombes, Jack O’Sullivan.

See more Munster team details here.

Dragons: Jordan Williams; Ashton Hewitt, Adam Warren, Jack Dixon, Owen Jenkins; Sam Davies, Rhodri Williams (C); Brok Harris, Richard Hibbard, Leon Brown; Joe Davies, Matthew Screech; Huw Taylor, Ollie Griffiths, Lewis Evans.

Replacements: Ellis Shipp, Ryan Bevington, Lloyd Fairbrother, Max Williams, Taine Basham, Tavis Knoyle, Jacob Botica, Tyler Morgan.

Preview

Dragons have been boosted by the addition of the vastly experienced Dean Ryan as their Director of Rugby with the former Gloucester and Worcester Warriors DOR joining the club in May.

There are positive signs for the Dragons coming into the season with a 34-32 victory over Scarlets in their final game of last season showing what the Welsh side are capable of.

Additionally, Dragons will be missing just four players due to the World Cup with 12 Munster men in Japan.

Munster will be desperate to maintain the impressive home record that sees the province unbeaten at home in any tournament since December 2017.

Bus

The MRSC are running a bus from Cork to Limerick for supporters club members.

Videos

Pre-Season Training Programme | Check out our overview of Munster’s 13-week pre-season training programme.

Press Pass | Head Coach Johann van Graan, Kevin O’Byrne and Shane Daly spoke to the media this week, see what they had to say below.

Match Officials

Referee: Ben Blain (SRU)

Assistant Referees: Frank Murphy (IRFU), Finlay Brown (SRU)

Broadcast

This game will be broadcast live on eir SPort, TG4, Free Sports and DAZN.

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