All You Need To Know | Northampton v Munster
15th December 2022 By The Editor
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.
Hear from Munster Defence Coach Denis Leamy and Mike Haley ahead of the game.
Referee: Pierre-Baptiste Nuchy
AR 1: Jonathan Gasnier
AR 2: Kevin Bralley
TMO: Eric Briquet-Campin
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Champions Cup Round 3
Saturday, January 14, 2023
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Friday, February 17, 2023
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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