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All You Need To Know | Munster v Sharks

20th October 2023 By The Editor

Antoine Frisch and Ethan Coughlan applaud the fans after the pre-season game against Barbarians.

Antoine Frisch and Ethan Coughlan applaud the fans after the pre-season game against Barbarians. Inpho

Munster face the Sharks on Saturday evening at Thomond Park in round one of the United Rugby Championship.

Match tickets are available here.

Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.

Where?

Thomond Park

When?

5.15pm, Saturday, October 21

Did you know?

Defending champions Munster have lost just one of their last 11 fixtures in the Championship: 26-38 to Glasgow at Thomond Park last March. That loss was in their most recent URC game in Limerick, they have not lost successive matches at the venue since 2015.

Sharks Head Coach John Plumtree takes charge of his first URC game since he was at Swansea in September 2001.

The two sides have met on three prior occasions, Munster winning in the URC in Limerick in September 2021 and then two meetings in Durban in April 2023 ended with a Sharks victory in the Champions Cup and a 22-all draw in the Championship.

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Event Information

Squad Update

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This Week At Munster Rugby

Teams

Both sides will be named before 12pm on Friday.

Press Pass

Hear from Forwards Coach Andi Kyriacou and Calvin Nash ahead of the game.

Match Officials

Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi

AR 1: Jonathan Erskine

AR 2: Andrew Fogarty

TMO: Stefano Penne

Broadcast

Live on TG4, SuperSport, Viaplay, Premier Sports, FloRugby & URC TV.

Tickets

URC Round 1: Saturday, October 21

Munster v Cell C Sharks, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 3: Saturday, November 4

Munster v Dragons RFC, Musgrave Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 5: Saturday, November 18

Munster v DHL Stormers, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 7: Friday, December 1

Munster v Glasgow Warriors, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

Champions Cup Round 1: Saturday, December 9

Munster Rugby v Aviron Bayonnais, Thomond Park, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 8: Tuesday, December 26

Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

Champions Cup Round 4: Saturday, January 20

Munster Rugby v Northampton Saints, Thomond Park, 5.30pm; Buy tickets here

Saturday, February 3

Munster Rugby v Crusaders, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 5pm; Buy final tickets here

URC Round 11: Friday, March 1

Munster v Zebre Parma, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 13: Saturday, March 30

Munster v Cardiff Rugby, Thomond Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 16: Saturday, May 11

Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 18: Saturday, June 1

Munster v Ulster, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

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