All You Need To Know | Emirates Lions v Munster
18th March 2022 By The Editor
Munster play their second and final game of their URC tour to South Africa against Emirates Lions on Saturday with the squad travelling from Pretoria to Johannesburg on Thursday ahead of the match.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
Read the Munster team announcement here.
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Saturday, March 19, at noon Irish time/2pm local
Live on URC TV (subscribe here), RTÉ, Premier Sports & Super Sport.
Lions: Quan Horn; Stean Pienaar, Wandisile Simelane, Burger Odendaal (C), Edwill van der Merwe; Jordan Hendrikse, Morne van den Berg; Sti Sithole, Jaco Visagie, Carlu Sadie; Ruben Schoeman, Reinhard Nothnagel; Sibusiso Sangweni, Vincent Tshituka, Francke Horn.
Replacements: PJ Botha, JP Smith, Ruan Dreyer, Ruan Venter, Emmanuel Tshituka, Nico Steyn /Ginter Smuts, Manuel Rass, Tiaan Swanepoel.
Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Shane Daly; Jack Crowley, Neil Cronin; Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Donoghue (C), John Hodnett, Alex Kendellen.
Replacements: Scott Buckley, Mark Donnelly, Keynan Knox, Eoin O’Connor, Chris Cloete, Paddy Patterson, Ben Healy, Liam Coombes.
Saturday’s match in Johannesburg will see Munster play their game in hand on Leinster and Ulster as Johann van Graan’s men look to close the gap on the top two in the URC table.
The two sides directly below Munster in the table, Glasgow and Edinburgh, face off at Scotstoun on Friday night so it is a big weekend for the chasing pack. See the latest standings here.
Munster will be hoping for a strong start to the clash after a poor opening against Bulls ultimately cost them the match. A superb fightback saw Munster claim a losing bonus-point thanks to tries from Alex Kendellen, Damian de Allende and Jack O’Donoghue but an 80-minute performance will be required if they are to prevail in Johannesburg.
Referee: Adam Jones
AR 1: Cwengile Jadezweni
AR 2: Paul Mente
TMO: Chris Busby
Hear from Defence Coach JP Ferreira and Calvin Nash 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