All You Need To Know | Munster v Toulouse
7th May 2022 By The Editor
Munster and Toulouse face off in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals on Saturday in an eagerly-anticipated encounter.
Ticket sales for the game reached the 39,000 mark on Saturday morning and tickets will be available to purchase online up to kick-off here.
Tickets will also be available from Ticketmaster van at the top of Lansdowne Road, here, on match day from 12.30pm. Please note that payments can be made by card only.
Read the Munster team announcement here and scroll down for both line-ups.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
Saturday, May 7, 3pm
Did you know?
Munster Rugby and Toulouse will each be playing in their 19th quarter-final in the Heineken Champions Cup, no other club has played as many fixtures at this stage of the competition; Munster have won the most quarter-final fixtures of any team (14, Toulouse – 12).
The Munster team bus will arrive at the ground at approx 1.30pm.
Munster: Mike Haley; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Simon Zebo; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Peter O’Mahony (C), Alex Kendellen, Jack O’Donoghue.
Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Jason Jenkins, Thomas Ahern, Craig Casey, Ben Healy, Jack Daly.
Toulouse: Thomas Ramos; Dimitri Delibes, Pierre Fouyssac, Pita Ahki, Matthis Lebel; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Rodrigue Neti, Julien Marchand (C), Dorian Aldegheri, Rory Arnold, Emmanuel Meafou, Rynhardt Elstadt, Thibaud Flament,Francois Cros.
Replacements: Peato Mauvaka, Cyril Baille, David Ainu’u, Joe Tekori Selevasio Tolofua, Anthony Jelonch, Baptiste Germain, Maxime Médard.
Munster face Toulouse, the reigning champions of France and Europe, on Saturday in the province’s biggest game of the season.
Johann van Graan’s side go into the match on the back of a three-game winning streak with Exeter Chiefs, Ulster and Cardiff all put to the sword in recent weeks.
The 26-10 victory over Exeter at Thomond Park secured Munster’s passage to the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup while winning away in Belfast and beating Cardiff at Musgrave Park maintained hopes for a home quarter-final in the URC.
Toulouse will travel to the Aviva Stadium with no fear having beaten Munster 40-33 at Thomond Park in the round of 16 last year on their way to a Champions Cup and Top 14 double.
The French side boast 10 2022 Grand Slam winners in their ranks and have been successful on their last four trips to Ireland, beating Ulster 30-23 in Belfast last month to progress to the quarter-finals by the slimmest of margins (50-49 on aggregate).
A further boost saw Toulouse beat La Rochelle 23-16 on Saturday night to move into the top six of the Top 14 table with two games to play.
The game is live on BT Sport.
Referee: Luke Pearce
Assistant referees: Christophe Ridley & Jack Makepeace
TMO: Stuart Terheege
Hear from Head Coach Johann van Graan, Jack O’Donoghue and Damian de Allende ahead of the game.
Champions Cup Quarter-Final
Saturday, May 7
Munster v Toulouse, Aviva Stadium, 3pm; Buy tickets here