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All You Need To Know | Northampton v Munster

15th December 2022 By The Editor

Munster will be wearing our new adidas Alternate kit.

Munster will be wearing our new adidas Alternate kit. Inpho

Munster face Northampton for the first time in almost 11 years on Sunday afternoon as the province visit Franklin’s Gardens for round two of the Champions Cup.

Read the Munster team announcement here.

Munster will be wearing our new alternate adidas kit, available exclusively at Life Style Sports. Shop the full Munster range here.

Find out all you need to know ahead of Northampton v Munster below.


Cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens


Sunday, December 18, 1pm


Live on BT Sport, beIN Sports, SuperSport & FloRugby.

Did you know?

Northampton have won their last six home matches in all competitions.

This will be the seventh meeting of Munster and Northampton. Saints have beaten Munster twice, in the 2000 Heineken Cup final and the province’s most recent visit to Northampton in October 2009.

The teams last met in January 2012 with the fixture moved to Milton Keynes to facilitate a larger crowd with 22,220 attending a 51-36 victory for Munster.

Current squad members Stephen Archer, Keith Earls, Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony and Simon Zebo all featured in that victory almost 11 years ago with Zebo scoring a hat-trick.

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Northampton Saints: George Furbank; James Ramm, Matt Proctor, Rory Hutchinson, Tommy Freeman; Fin Smith, Alex Mitchell; Alex Waller, Sam Matavesi, Ehren Painter; Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, David Ribbans; Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam (C), Juarno Augustus.

Replacements: Mikey Haywood, Emmanuel Iyogun, Alfie Petch, Alex Moon, Angus Scott-Young, Aaron Hinkley, Callum Braley, Fraser Dingwall.

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Antoine Frisch, Jack Crowley, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Jack O’Donoghue, Peter O’Mahony (C), Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Dave Kilcoyne, Roman Salanoa, John Hodnett, Alex Kendellen, Craig Casey, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly.

Press Pass

Hear from Munster Defence Coach Denis Leamy and Mike Haley ahead of the game.

Match Officials

Referee: Pierre-Baptiste Nuchy

AR 1: Jonathan Gasnier

AR 2: Kevin Bralley

TMO: Eric Briquet-Campin


URC Round 12

Friday, January 6

Munster v Emirates Lions, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

Champions Cup Round 3

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Munster Rugby v Northampton Saints, Thomond Park, 3.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 14

Friday, February 17, 2023

Munster Rugby v Ospreys, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 15

Friday, March 3, 2023

Munster Rugby v Scarlets, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 16

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here


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