All You Need To Know | Benetton v Munster
26th January 2023 By The Editor
Munster travel to Italy this weekend for another big game in the URC as the province, who lie seventh in the table, take on sixth-placed Benetton.
Read the Munster team announcement here.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
Stadio Monigo, Treviso
Saturday, 2.30pm Irish time/3.30pm local
Live on TG4, Premier Sports, Eurosport, Discovery +, Viaplay, SuperSport & URC TV.
Benetton: Rhyno Smith; Ignacio Mendy, Marco Zanon, Filippo Drago, Mattia Bellini; Jacob Umaga, Dewaldt Duvenage (C); Nahuel Tetaz, Siua Maile, Tiziano Pasquali; Marco Lazzaroni, Riccardo Favretto; Giovanni Pettinelli, Alessandro Izekor, Henry Stowers.
Replacements: Bautista Bernasconi, Thomas Gallo, Filippo Alongi, Nicola Piantella, Carl Wegner, Abraham Steyn, Manfredi Albanese, Marcus Watson.
Munster: Shane Daly; Calvin Nash, Antoine Frisch, Malakai Fekitoa, Liam Coombes; Joey Carbery, Paddy Patterson; Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell (C), Roman Salanoa; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Jack O’Sullivan, John Hodnett, Alex Kendellen.
Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Mark Donnelly, Stephen Archer, Cian Hurley, Ruadhan Quinn, Neil Cronin, Ben Healy, Rory Scannell.
Did you know?
Munster have six games remaining in the regular season of the URC with a number of teams jostling for position in the race for the knock-out stages and the battle for Champions Cup rugby next season.
Benetton are one place and one point above Munster having also played 12 games in the URC to date.
The Italian club are on a six-game winning streak and qualified for a home Challenge Cup round of 16 game thanks to a 35-32 victory over Stade Francais at the weekend.
Glasgow Warriors, Dragons, Scarlets, Edinburgh, Zebre, Ulster and Bayonne have all been beaten by Benetton at Stadio Monigo this season.
Their most recent URC game saw Benetton beat Ulster 31-29 thanks to a late Rhyno Smith penalty.
Hear from Forwards Coach Andi Kyriacou and Roman Salanoa ahead of the game.
Referee: Ben Blain
AR1: Federico Vedovelli
AR2: Franco Rosella
TMO: Sam Grove-White
Musgrave Park & Thomond Park Fixtures
Friday, February 10
6 Nations: Ireland U20s v France, Musgrave Park, 8pm; Buy tickets from €15 here
Friday, February 17
URC: Munster v Ospreys, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets from €20 here
Friday, March 3
URC: Munster v Scarlets, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets from €20 here
Sunday, March 19
6 Nations: Ireland U20s v England, Musgrave Park, 5pm; Buy tickets from €15 here
Saturday, March 25
URC: Munster v Glasgow Warriors, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets from €20 here
Saturday, April 1
6 Nations: Ireland Women v France, Musgrave Park, 3.15pm; Buy tickets from €10 here
Saturday, April 22
6 Nations: Ireland Women v England, Musgrave Park, 2.15pm; Buy tickets from €10 here