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Squad Update | Pre-Season Week 2

26th July 2023 By The Editor

Diarmuid Barron was with the Ireland squad this month.

Diarmuid Barron was with the Ireland squad this month. Inpho

The Munster Rugby men’s squad are in week two of the pre-season training programme with just over six weeks until the opening pre-season game against Leinster at Musgrave Park on Friday, September 8 (6pm).

Limited Terrace tickets are remining for the game with adult tickets just €15 here.

New signing Seán O’Brien joined the squad for the start of the pre-season training programme last week after making the move from Exeter Chiefs.

Patrick Campbell and Cian Hurley also joined the senior squad after graduating from the Munster Rugby Academy with Hurley currently rehabbing an injury sustained last season.

John Ryan will begin the pre-season training programme early next month. Ryan lined out for the Chiefs in the 2022/23 Super Rugby Pacific season as they reached the final, losing to Crusaders in last month’s decider.

Munster’s fifth new signing, Alex Nankivell, will join the province on completion of his involvement with the Tasman Mako in the 2023 National Provincial Championship (NPC) in New Zealand. The NPC begins next month and will be played over August, September and October.

See full details of Munster Rugby’s new signings here.

Tadhg Beirne, Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes, Jack Crowley, Keith Earls, Dave Kilcoyne, Conor Murray, Calvin Nash and Peter O’Mahony are in Ireland’s summer training squad ahead of the World Cup.

Diarmuid Barron and Andrew Conway have also spent time with the Ireland squad in Dublin this month.

Ireland face Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday week in the first game of the Bank of Ireland Nations Series with their World Cup campaign beginning against Romania in Bordeaux on Saturday, September 9.

RG Snyman and Jean Kleyn are in Johannesburg with the Springboks for the Rugby Championship. Snyman has been named among the replacements for Saturday’s final game of the competition against Argentina at Ellis Park.


Saturday, August 19

Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship: Munster v Connacht, Musgrave Park, 3.15pm; Buy tickets here

Friday, September 8

Men’s Pre-Season: Munster v Leinster, Musgrave Park, 6pm; Buy tickets here;

Saturday, September 30

Double-header: Munster v Barbarians, Thomond Park, 2pm Women, 4.30pm Men; Buy tickets here

Saturday, February 3

Men’s Clash Of Champions: Munster v Crusaders, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 5pm; Buy tickets here

Season Tickets

Munster Rugby and the MRSC are delighted to confirm that 2023/24 Season Tickets and MRSC Memberships are now on general sale.

Adult Season Tickets are available from €130 with Junior Season Tickets from just €30.

You can secure your seat or terrace place for next season with three Season Ticket options & a huge number of benefits to becoming a member of the MRSC.

One of the biggest advantages is that you can redeem two FREE Junior tickets for any URC fixture apart from Leinster on a game-by-game basis (subject to availability).

With nine home games in the URC next season, that amounts to 16 free Junior tickets, if signing up for the 11-game Full Season pack.

Click Here To Buy A Season Ticket

Full MRSC member benefits include:

  • A 25% discount on season tickets (payment in full or in instalments via our payment plan).
  • Redeem two FREE Junior tickets for any URC fixture apart from Leinster on a game-by-game basis. *Subject to availability
  • Best choice of seats at Thomond Park
  • 10% discount on all additional individual ticket purchases across the season*
  • Priority access to tickets for play off and away matches (subject to availability)
  • Access to lotto for tickets for home Six Nations and International matches
  • Exclusive premium Membership gift – for season 23/24 we are delighted to offer our Full Members an exclusive specially commissioned adidas MRSC baseball hat (not available elsewhere)
  • Reduced booking fee on ticket purchase transactions.
  • 25% discount on Access Munster annual subscriptions. (An additional discount will be offered to MRSC members for Access Munster during the renewal period)
  • Exclusive Access to the Members Bar in Thomond Park Stadium on matchdays.
  • 10% discount on all full priced products in Life Style Sports.
  • You will receive our weekly Red Letter which contains all the club news, exclusive content, competitions and more.
  • Members events including question & answer evenings with players/coaches, quiz nights, pre-match functions, meeting points for away matches.

*Excludes knock out games. Special events/games involving Munster Rugby will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

What are my Season Ticket options?

We again have three Season Ticket pack options for full members of the MRSC.

11-game Full Season Pack

6 URC games at Thomond Park (including three Interpros)

3 URC games at Musgrave Park

2 Champions Cup Pool games at Thomond Park

8-game Thomond Park pack

6 URC games at Thomond Park (including three Interpros)

2 Champions Cup Pool games at Thomond Park

8-game Thomond Park/Musgrave Park (dual) pack

3 URC Interpro games at Thomond Park

3 URC games at Musgrave Park

2 Champions Cup Pool games at Thomond Park


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