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All You Need To Know | Southern Kings v Munster

2nd October 2019 By The Editor

Arno Botha in action against the Dragons on Saturday.

Arno Botha in action against the Dragons on Saturday. Inpho

The Munster squad are in South Africa for two big Guinness PRO14 games with the first clash against Southern Kings taking place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday at 3pm Irish time, 4pm local time.

The game is being broadcast by eir Sport 1, Premier Sports 2, Super Sport 2 and DAZN.

Team Line-Ups

Both sides will be named at noon on Friday. See the Munster squad that travelled to South Africa below.

Stephen Archer, James Cronin, Keynan Knox, Jeremy Loughman, Liam O’Connor, Diarmuid Barron, Rhys Marshall, Kevin O’Byrne, Billy Holland, Jed Holloway, Darren O’Shea, Fineen Wycherley, Arno Botha, Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes, Tommy O’Donnell, Jack O’Donoghue, Neil Cronin, Alby Mathewson, Nick McCarthy, Tyler Bleyendaal, JJ Hanrahan, Shane Daly, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Calvin Nash, Darren Sweetnam, Mike Haley.


Encouraging signs were plentiful in the Kings’ loss to Cardiff Blues last weekend with the South African side losing a thrilling clash 31-27.

Munster have won all six games against Kings and Cheetahs since the PRO12 became the PRO14 and made a promising start to the season last week with the 39-9 victory over Dragons at Thomond Park.

Johann van Graan’s side are missing 12 players due to the Rugby World Cup but a strong squad have travelled to South Africa, including Academy players Diarmuid Barron and Keynan Knox.


We spoke to Jack O’Donoghue about the importance of making a good start to the season, the performance of the Academy players and looked ahead to the next two weeks in South Africa.

Match Officials

Referee: Dan Jones (WRU, 26th competition game)

Assistant Referees: Mike Adamson (SRU), Paul Mente (SARU)

TMO: Christie Du Preez (SARU)

Next Home Game

Friday, October 25

Guinness PRO14: Munster v Ospreys, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here (Save money by purchasing online, gate prices are increasing this season)


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