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All You Need To Know | Cardiff v Munster

15th September 2022 By The Editor

Malakai Fekitoa.

Malakai Fekitoa. Inpho

Munster start the new BKT United Rugby Championship season on Saturday afternoon with Dai Young’s Cardiff welcoming the province to the Arms Park.

The game will see Head Coach Graham Rowntree and the new coaching team take charge of Munster in a competitive fixture for the first time.

Read the Munster team announcement here.

Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.


Cardiff Arms Park


Saturday, September 17 at 3.05pm


Live on URC TV (subscribe here), RTÉ 2, Premier Sports, BBC Wales and SuperSport.

Did you know?

Graham Rowntree’s first game as Munster Forwards Coach also took place at the Cardiff Arms Park with Munster securing a 33-23 victory over Cardiff in November 2019.

Cardiff’s new signings Lopeti Timani, Thomas Young, Taulupe Faletau and Liam Williams are all in line to feature.

Munster News

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Squad Update

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This Week At Munster Rugby

Fixture Rearrangement Details


Cardiff Rugby: Liam Williams; Owen Lane, Rey Lee-Lo, Max Llewellyn, Josh Adams; Jarrod Evans, Tomos Williams; Rhys Carré, Kristian Dacey, Dillon Lewis; Josh Turnbull (C), Seb Davies; James Botham, Thomas Young, Taulupe Faletau.

Replacements: Liam Belcher, Rhys Barratt, Dmitri Arhip, Matthew Screech, Lopeti Timani, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, Uilisi Halaholo.

Munster: Shane Daly; Calvin Nash, Chris Farrell, Malakai Fekitoa, Liam Coombes; Ben Healy, Paddy Patterson; Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell, Keynan Knox; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Donoghue (C), Alex Kendellen, Jack O’Sullivan.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Dave Kilcoyne, Roman Salanoa, Tom Ahern, John Hodnett, Neil Cronin, Jack Crowley, Rory Scannell.

Press Pass

Hear from Defence Coach Denis Leamy and Josh Wycherley ahead of the game.

Match Officials

Referee: Mike Adamson

AR 1: Ben Breakspear

AR 2: Mike English

TMO: Sam Grove-White


URC Round 3

Saturday, October 1

Munster v Zebre Parma, Musgrave Park, 5.05pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 5

Saturday, October 15

Munster v Vodacom Bulls, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 7

Saturday, October 29

Munster v Ulster, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 8

Saturday, November 26

Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 10

Monday, December 26

Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here


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