All You Need To Know | Munster v Racing 92
20th November 2019 By The Editor
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.
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.
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.
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.
Referee: Matthew Carley
Assistant referees: Greg MacDonald and Wayne Falla
TMO: David Grashoff
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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