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All You Need To Know | Munster v Racing 92

20th November 2019 By The Editor

Munster and Racing 92 last met at Thomond Park two years ago.

Munster and Racing 92 last met at Thomond Park two years ago. Inpho

Munster face Racing 92 on Saturday evening at Thomond Park in the province’s biggest game of the season so far in Pool 4 of the Champions Cup.

Munster face Racing 92 on Saturday evening at Thomond Park in the province’s biggest game of the season so far in Pool 4 of the Champions Cup.

A bumper crowd is set to attend but you can still buy match tickets from €20 here.

Find out all you need to know ahead of #MUNvR92 below.

Munster News

Ticket & Matchday Info

Squad Update

Training Gallery

Ticket Update

Where?

Thomond Park

When?

Saturday, November 23, at 5.30pm

Did you know?

Munster and Racing 92 last met at Thomond Park in October 2017. Incredibly, the game was still scoreless after 61 minutes before Conor Murray scored the crucial first try in Munster’s 14-7 victory.

Team Line-Ups

See full Munster team details here.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Jack O’Donoghue, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Fineen Wycherley, Alby Mathewson, Dan Goggin, Arno Botha.

Racing 92: Simon Zebo; Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa, Henry Chavancy (C), Juan Imhoff; Finn Russell, Maxime Machenaud; Eddy Ben Arous, Camille Chat, Cedate Gomes Sa; Donnacha Ryan, Dominic Bird; Wenceslas Lauret, Boris Palu, Antoine Claassen.

Replacements: Teddy Baubigny, Hassane Kolingar, Ali Oz, Fabien Sanconnie, Yoan Tanga Mangene, Teddy Iribaren, Ben Volavola, Brice Dulin.

Preview

A huge test awaits Munster in Limerick on Saturday as a star-studded Racing 92 side visit Thomond Park on the back of two vital wins against derby rivals Stade Francais and reigning European champions Saracens.

Former Munster men Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo are expected to line out for the French side with another former Munster man, Mike Prendergast, on the Racing coaching team as Attack and Backs Coach.

The sides have met seven times in the Champions Cup with Munster winning four of those encounters. The last time the teams faced off was in the 2018 semi-final with Racing earning a 27-22 victory in Bordeaux.

A solid start to the season has seen Munster win seven of their eight games and last week’s bonus-point win away to Ospreys gave Johann van Graan’s side the perfect start to their Champions Cup campaign.

The team will need to up their game this weekend if they are to overcome a Racing side who will be desperate to secure their first victory at Thomond Park.

Match Officials

Referee: Matthew Carley

Assistant referees: Greg MacDonald and Wayne Falla

TMO: David Grashoff

Broadcast

Live on BT Sport

Three In A Row At Home – Tickets

Saturday, November 23

CHAMPIONS CUP: Munster v Racing 92, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

Friday, November 29

GUINNESS PRO14: Munster v Edinburgh, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

Saturday, December 7

CHAMPIONS CUP: Munster v Saracens, Thomond Park, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

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