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All You Need To Know | Munster v Emirates Lions

4th January 2023 By The Editor

Scott Buckley in action against the Lions in Johannesburg last season.

Scott Buckley in action against the Lions in Johannesburg last season. Inpho

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.


Musgrave Park


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 News

Event Information

Squad Update

Gallery | This Week’s Best Training Pics

This Week At Munster Rugby

Munster In The Community


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.

Press Pass

Hear from Shane Daly and Forwards Coach Andi Kyriacou ahead of the game.


Live on: TG4, Viaplay, Premier Sports, SuperSport, Discovery + & URC.tv

Match Officials

Referee: Hollie Davidson

AR 1: Andrew Cole

AR 2: Sam Holt

TMO: Sam Grove-White


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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