All You Need To Know | URC Semi-Final
12th May 2023 By The Editor
Munster have a huge URC semi-final against Leinster this weekend after Saturday’s quarter-final victory over Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun.
The province upset the odds to defeat Glasgow becoming the first away side to beat Warriors at home this season.
This is Munster’s fifth away game on the bounce after trips to Durban, Cape Town, Durban (again) and Glasgow.
Read the Munster team announcement here.
Semi-final match tickets are available here.
Saturday, May 13, 5.30pm
Dry, 15 °C
Munster: Mike Haley; Keith Earls, Antoine Frisch, Jack Crowley, Shane Daly; Ben Healy, Craig Casey; Jeremy Loughman, Diarmuid Barron, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), John Hodnett, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Niall Scannell, Josh Wycherley, Roman Salanoa, Fineen Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue, Neil Cronin, Rory Scannell, Alex Kendellen.
Leinster: J O’Brien; T O’Brien, R Henshaw, C Ngatai, D Kearney; H Byrne, L McGrath (); M Milne, R Kelleher, M Ala’alatoa; R Baird, J Jenkins; M Deegan, W Connors, J Conan.
Replacements: J McKee, C Healy, T Clarkson, J McCarthy, J van der Flier, N McCarthy, C Frawley, L Turner.
Munster flags will be distributed to supporters outside the ground ahead of the game.
From 3.30pm, flags will be available for collection near the ground at the Lansdowne Road/Shelbourne Road junction.
From 4pm, MRSC members will have flags for collection opposite The Bridge 1859 on Ballsbridge Terrace.
The team bus will arrive at the Aviva Stadium at approximately 4pm/4.10pm. The bus will enter the ground at the Lansdowne FC/Wanderers FC corner, travelling via Herbert Road.
Did you know?
Munster have qualified for the URC semi-finals in 10 of 13 seasons since the play-off system was introduced in 2009/10 (with no semi-finals in 2021 due to the pandemic, Munster qualified directly for the final).
Graham Rowntree’s team have not lost away from home in the URC since their defeat to Leinster at Aviva Stadium last October – beating Edinburgh, Ulster, Benetton, Stormers and Glasgow Warriors and drawing with Sharks.
Munster have lost just one of their last nine URC matches: 26-38 at home to Glasgow Warriors in Round 16.
Leinster have played 27 previous URC games at the Aviva Stadium with their only defeat there being 34-23 to Munster in October 2014.
Munster Rugby have arranged return buses from Cork and Limerick with places available for €20. There are limited places available with full details here.
The team bus will arrive at the Aviva Stadium at approximately 4pm/4.10pm.
Referee: Frank Murphy
AR 1: Andrew Brace
AR 2: Chris Busby
TMO: Ben Whitehouse
Live on: RTÉ, Viaplay, Premier Sports, SuperSport, Discovery +, FloRugby.com & URC.tv.