All You Need To Know | Vodacom Bulls v Munster
9th March 2022 By The Editor
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.
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Saturday, March 12, at 2.05pm Irish time/4.05pm local
Live on URC TV (subscribe here), TG4, Premier Sports & Super Sport.
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 Plessis, Simphiwe Matanzima, Robert Hunt, Janko Swanepoel, WJ Steenkamp, Zak Burger, Morne Steyn, Canan 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.
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.
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
AR 1: Cwengile Jadezweni
AR 2: Griffon Colby
TMO: Quinton Immelman
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