All You Need To Know | Munster v Northampton Saints
11th January 2023 By The Editor
Munster host Northampton Saints on Saturday in round three of the Heineken Champions Cup in the province’s final home game of the Pool stages.
The West Terrace is sold-out for the game but there is limited availability in the Stand and East Terrace. €25 North and South Terrace tickets are also available. Buy match tickets here.
Read the Munster team announcement here.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
Saturday, January 14, 3.15pm
Did you know?
Munster and Northampton have met on seven previous occasions in the Champions Cup with Munster winning five times and losing twice, including a 17-6 win at Franklin’s Gardens in December.
Since that game, Northampton have beaten Harlequins 46-17 and were defeated 35-12 by Exeter Chiefs. Saints are sixth in the Premiership, two points behind third-placed Quins.
Prior to this season, the most recent games between the clubs took place in the 2011/12 campaign with Munster winning home and away.
The eight highest-ranked clubs in each Pool will qualify for the Round of 16. Munster round off the Pool stages with an away clash against Toulouse on Sunday, January 22 (3.15pm).
Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Antoine Frisch, Jack Crowley, Shane Daly; Joey Carbery, Craig Casey; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Roman Salanoa; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Jack O’Donoghue, Peter O’Mahony (C), Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Scott Buckley, Josh Wycherley, John Ryan, John Hodnett, Alex Kendellen, Paddy Patterson, Rory Scannell, Liam Coombes.
Northampton Saints: George Furbank; Tommy Freeman, Matt Proctor, Rory Hutchinson, James Ramm; Fin Smith, Alex Mitchell; Alex Waller, Mike Haywood, Paul Hill; David Ribbans, Alex Moon; Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam (C).
Replacements: Robbie Smith, Ethan Waller, Alfie Petch, Alex Coles, Angus Scott-Young, Callum Braley, Fraser Dingwall, Courtnall Skosan.
Hear from Defence Coach Denis Leamy ahead of the game.
Live on RTÉ, BT Sport, beIN Sports, SuperSport, Flo Rugby.
Referee: Tual Trainini
AR1: Adrien Descottes
AR 2: Christophe Bultet
TMO: Eric Gauzins
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