All You Need To Know | Munster v Leinster
31st March 2022 By The Editor
Munster face Leinster in a vital URC Interpro derby this weekend with just four games remaining in the regular season.
Read the Munster team announcement here.
Buy match tickets for Munster v Leinster here. Tickets will be available online right up to kick-off with supporters advised to print their tickets before arriving at Thomond Park.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
Saturday, April 2, at 7pm
Live on URC TV (subscribe here), RTÉ & Premier Sports.
Munster: Matt Gallagher; Calvin Nash, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Shane Daly; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jason Jenkins, Fineen Wycherley; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Josh Wycherley, John Ryan, Thomas Ahern, Alex Kendellen, Craig Casey, Ben Healy, Keith Earls.
Leinster: H Keenan; J O’Brien, G Ringrose (C), R Henshaw, J Lowe; R Byrne, J Gibson-Park; E Byrne, J Tracy, M Ala’alatoa; D Toner, J Dunne; C Doris, J van der Flier, J Conan.
Replacements: D Sheehan, C Healy, T Furlong, R Molony, J Murphy, L McGrath, C Frawley, M Deegan.
Munster go into Saturday night’s clash off the back of a 51-22 victory over Benetton in Cork on Friday night as Johann van Graan’s men made it 10 home wins in a row.
Leinster travel to Thomond full of confidence having recorded a number of victories in Limerick over recent seasons but Munster did win the most recent meeting between the sides, a 27-3 victory at the RDS in the Rainbow Cup.
Leo Cullen’s side were 45-8 victors over Connacht at the Sportsground on Saturday night and top the URC table on 55 points ahead of Ulster (50) and Munster (47).
Both sides welcomed their remaining internationals back to their respective training centres this week after Ireland’s Triple Crown success.
Premiership referee Christophe Ridley is the man in the middle, refereeing his first United Rugby Championship game.
Hear from Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan and Damian de Allende ahead of the game.
Match programmes will be available to purchase at the ground on matchday.
Referee: Christophe Ridley (RFU, competition debut)
Assistant referees: Chris Busby & Peter Martin (both IRFU)
TMO: Craig Maxwell Keys (RFU)
Upcoming Home Games
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