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All You Need To Know | Vodacom Bulls v Munster

9th March 2022 By The Editor

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Last week's Player of the Match Chris Farrell celebrates after scoring against Dragons. Inpho

Munster have returned to South Africa for the rescheduled United Rugby Championship games against Vodacom Bulls and Emirates Lions.

Johann van Graan’s men take on the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld this weekend, find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.

Read the Munster team announcement here.

Where?

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

When?

Saturday, March 12, at 2.05pm Irish time/4.05pm local

Broadcast

Live on URC TV (subscribe here), TG4, Premier Sports & Super Sport.

Munster News

Munster Travelling Squad Details

Squad Update

This Week At Munster Rugby

Teams

Bulls: Kurt-Lee Arendse; Cornal Hendricks, Lionel Mapoe, Harold Vorster, Madosh Tambwe; Chris Smith, Embrose Papier; Gerhard Steenekamp, Johan Grobbelaar, Jacques van Rooyen; Walt Steenkamp, Ruan Nortje; Marcell Coetzee (C), Arno Botha, Elrigh Louw.

Replacements: Bismarck du PlessisSimphiwe Matanzima, Robert HuntJanko SwanepoelWJ Steenkamp, Zak BurgerMorne SteynCanan Moodie.

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Simon Zebo; Ben Healy, Neil Cronin; Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Donoghue (C), Chris Cloete, Alex Kendellen.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Mark Donnelly, John Ryan, Eoin O’Connor, John Hodnett, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Damian de Allende.

Preview

United Rugby Championship history will be made at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday when the Vodacom Bulls and Munster oppose each other for the first time.

The Bulls, who are expected to include former Munster man Arno Botha and ex-Ulster player Marcell Coetzee among others, will be raring to mark their first home URC game against European opposition with a victory.

Jake White’s side have won three of their last four encounters and beat Zebre 45-7 in Parma last time out.  Munster’s record against South African sides is impressive, losing one of 11 previous encounters, a 40-16 reversal against the Cheetahs two years ago.

Match Officials

Referee: Ben Whitehouse

AR 1: Cwengile Jadezweni

AR 2: Griffon Colby

TMO: Quinton Immelman

Press Pass

Hear from Head Coach Johann van Graan and Jean Kleyn ahead of the game.

Upcoming Home Games

Friday, March 25

URC: Munster v Benetton Rugby, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

Saturday, April 2

URC: Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 7pm; Buy tickets here

Saturday, April 16

Champions Cup Round of 16: Munster v Exeter Chiefs, Thomond Park, 3pm; Buy tickets here

Friday, April 29

URC: Munster v Cardiff Rugby, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

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