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All You Need To Know | Munster v Castres Olympique

16th December 2021 By The Editor

A view of the Munster squad at training this week.

A view of the Munster squad at training this week. Inpho

Munster’s second Champions Cup game of the campaign is another vital encounter as Castres Olympique visit Thomond Park.

The French side suffered a narrow defeat to Harlequins last time out and will be desperate to get their European campaign back on track.

Tickets for the game will only be available online right up to kick-off here with no tickets available at the ground on matchday.

Over 20,000 tickets have already been sold with Thomond set to host its largest attendance in two years.

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

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


Thomond Park


Saturday, December 18, 8pm


With over 20,000 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

Event Information

Ticket News – Champions Cup & Interpro Derbies

Gallery | Training Pics

Squad Update

This Week At Munster Rugby


Both sides will be named before noon on Friday.

Did you know?

Munster v Castres Olympique is the most-played fixture in the Champions Cup with the sides facing each other for the 17th time on Saturday.

Match Programme

A limited number of match programmes will be available for sale on the approach to the stadium due to limited operations. Please ensure that you purchase your match programme before you go through the turnstiles. Programmes are only available through contactless payment.


Clashes between Munster and Castres are always feisty with Saturday’s night’s game at Thomond Park set to be another cracker.

Munster go into the game after a bonus-point win away to Wasps and while a number of players are again available having completed their quarantine periods, a large group of players remain unavailable.

Castres for their part were camped on the Harlequins line in the final moments of their clash last week but were unable to cross for the match-winning try as Quins secured a narrow victory.

That result means Castres will be desperate to earn their first-ever victory at Thomond Park on Saturday night against a Munster side eager to back up last week’s performance in Coventry.

Video | Press Pass

Head Coach Johann van Graan and prop Dave Kilcoyne spoke to the media remotely this week ahead of the game.

Video | Eoin O’Connor Interview

Highlights | Wasps v Munster

Match Officials

Referee: Matthew Carle

Assistant referees: Sara Cox & Jonathan Healy

TMO: Ian Tempest


The game is live on BT Sport 2.


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