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All You Need To Know | Munster v Connacht

14th October 2021 By The Editor

Interpro derby action returns to Thomond Park on Saturday night.

Interpro derby action returns to Thomond Park on Saturday night. Inpho

Munster’s final game at Thomond Park until mid-December promises to be an absolute cracker as Connacht visit Thomond Park in a vital URC Interpro derby for both sides.

Munster’s final game at Thomond Park until mid-December promises to be an absolute cracker as Connacht visit Thomond Park in a vital URC Interpro derby for both sides.

Over 16,000 tickets have already been sold with Thomond set to host its largest attendance since supporters returned to matches.

In celebrating their Vodafone Interprovincial Series success, the Munster Women’s squad will be presented to the Thomond Park supporters at half-time. See full details here.

The fixture falls on the fifth anniversary of the tragic passing of Anthony Foley and the crowd will have the opportunity to pay their respects before the game.

Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.

Where?

Thomond Park

When?

Saturday, October 16, 7.35pm

Tickets

With over 16,000 tickets already sold, a very large crowd will attend the game and supporters are advised to allow plenty of time to reach the ground.

Tickets are only available online here. Tickets will be available to purchase online right up to kick-off but will not be available to purchase at the Stadium on matchday.

Supporters are advised to download their tickets before they arrive at Thomond Park. If you do not have a smartphone, printed tickets will be accepted.

Read a guide on e-tickets here.

Munster News

Team Announcement

Event Information

Ticket News – Champions Cup & Interpro Derbies

Gallery | Training Pics

Squad Update

This Week At Munster Rugby

Teams

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Rory Scannell, Simon Zebo; Joey Carbery, Craig Casey; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, Stephen Archer, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Neil Cronin, Jake Flannery, Dan Goggin.

Connacht: Tiernan O’Halloran; John Porch, Sammy Arnold, Bundee Aki, Mack Hansen; Jack Carty (C), Caolin Blade; Matthew Burke, Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham; Niall Murray, Ultan Dillane; Cian Prendergast, Conor Oliver, Paul Boyle.

Replacements: Shane Delahunt, Greg McGrath, Jack Aungier, Eoghan Masterson, Abraham Papali’I, Kieran Marmion, Jarrad Butler, Tom Daly.

Did you know?

Munster have scored 17 tries in three games, more than any other side in the United Rugby Championship.

Match Programme

The official matchday programme will be available to download for free on matchday.

Preview

Johann van Graan’s side have secured 15/15 match points thanks to three bonus-point wins but Connacht will travel south confident of earning their second win of the campaign.

A superb bonus-point win over Currie Cup champions the Vodacom Bulls two weeks ago marked Connacht’s first victory of the new campaign and they will be keen to bounce back from last week’s loss to Dragons.

We’re all set for an electric atmosphere and a great game at Thomond as these two great rivals battle it out.

Munster will be wearing our new adidas home kit, available exclusively at Life Style Sports here.

Video | Press Pass

Hear from Munster Rugby Defence Coach JP Ferreira and lock Jean Kleyn as they spoke to the media remotely ahead of the game.

Video | Diarmuid Barron Interview

Watch our post-match interview with Diarmuid Barron after our big win over Scarlets last week.

Match Officials

Referee: Chris Busby (IRFU)

Assistant referees: Frank Murphy & Paul Haycock (both IRFU)

TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

Broadcast

The game is live on URC TV (subscribe here), RTÉ, Premier Sports and Super Sports.

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