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All You Need To Know | Emirates Lions v Munster

18th March 2022 By The Editor

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Jack O'Donoghue celebrates an early Munster try that was later ruled out against Bulls. Inpho

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.

Where?

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

When?

Saturday, March 19, at noon Irish time/2pm local

Broadcast

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

Munster News

Ticket Update

Squad Update

This Week At Munster Rugby

Teams

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.

Preview

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.

Match Officials

Referee: Adam Jones

AR 1: Cwengile Jadezweni

AR 2: Paul Mente

TMO: Chris Busby

Press Pass

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

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