All You Need To Know | Munster v Emirates Lions
4th January 2023 By The Editor
Munster are back in Cork for another vital URC clash against Emirates Lions at Musgrave Park this weekend as we host the South African side for the first time.
The West Stand & East Terrace of Musgrave Park have sold-out for the game. €20 match tickets & €40 Family Packs of 4 tickets are still available here.
Read the Munster team announcement here.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
Friday, January 6, 7.35pm
Did you know?
Lions have won their last four fixtures played outside of South Africa and have won away to Ospreys, Cardiff and Edinburgh already this season.
Ninth-placed Munster are three points ahead of Lions in the table but the Lions have a game in hand.
The only previous encounter between the sides took place in Johannesburg last season with the Lions coming from behind to claim a 23-21 victory.
Played on a very hot day, Lions finished strongly to win after Munster tries from John Ryan, Josh Wycherley and Fineen Wycherley and three Jack Crowley conversions had given the province a 21-10 lead.
Munster: Mike Haley; Shane Daly, Malakai Fekitoa, Rory Scannell, Liam Coombes; Ben Healy, Paddy Patterson; Josh Wycherley, Diarmuid Barron, Roman Salanoa; Jean Kleyn, Gavin Coombes; Jack O’Donoghue (C), John Hodnett, Alex Kendellen.
Replacements: Scott Buckley, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Cian Hurley, Jack O’Sullivan, Conor Murray, Dan Goggin, Patrick Campbell.
Emirates Lions: Quan Horn; Stean Pienaar, Henco van Wyk, Marius Louw (C), Edwill van der Merwe; Jordan Hendrikse, Morne van den Berg; JP Smith, PJ Botha, Asenathi Ntlabakanye; Ruan Venter, Darrien Landsberg; Jarod Cairns, Emile van Heerden, Emmanuel Tshituka.
Replacements: Michael van Vuuren, Morgan Naude, Ruan Smith, Willem Alberts, Sibusiso Sangweni, Andre Warner, Gianni Lombard, Manuel Rass.
Hear from Shane Daly and Forwards Coach Andi Kyriacou ahead of the game.
Live on: TG4, Viaplay, Premier Sports, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC.tv
Referee: Hollie Davidson
AR 1: Andrew Cole
AR 2: Sam Holt
TMO: Sam Grove-White
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