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All You Need To Know | Benetton v Munster

26th October 2023 By The Editor

Shane Daly in action against Benetton last year.

Shane Daly in action against Benetton last year. Inpho

Munster are in Italy this weekend for round two of the United Rugby Championship with Graham Rowntree’s side facing Benetton in Treviso.

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

Our next home game is against Dragons at Musgrave Park on Saturday, November 4. Buy match tickets here.


Stadio Monigo


2pm Irish time/3pm local, Sunday, October 29

Unity Round

As part of the United Rugby Championship’s Take On Tomorrow programme, and the wider ambition to promote inclusion in sport, the BKT URC are delighted to announce the return of the Unity Round this weekend.

Round 2 fixtures of the URC are dedicated to promoting inclusivity in sport and supporting the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign, in a commitment to ensuring our games are viewed as a welcome space for every person to enjoy.

Players, match officials and team management have been provided with rainbow coloured laces which they can use to lace-up their boots and trainers, they can also make use of rainbow coloured strapping to further showcase their support for the campaign.

At match venues, URC branding will proudly incorporate the rainbow progress flag in addition to the rebranding of the assistant referee flags. The BKT URC social channels also now bear the rainbow colours in celebration of this weekend’s Unity Round.

Did you know?

Head Coach Marco Bortolami is building a very strong team with Treviso coming back to win 23-22 in Cardiff last week despite trailing 19-3 in the first half.

The Italian side beat Ulster and Perpignan in pre-season and recruited well over the summer with Malakai Fekitoa among the new additions after joining from Munster.

Scrum-half Andy Uren was signed from Bristol and was Player of the Match against Cardiff last week.

A number of their Italian internationals played last week so Benetton will have a very strong squad to choose from.

Munster have won our last four United Rugby Championship games since their 22-all draw with Sharks in Durban in April.

The 38-26 defeat to Glasgow in March has been our only URC loss so far this calendar year.

Six Academy players featured in last week’s bonus-point win over Sharks.

Munster News

Squad Update

Gallery | This Week’s Best Training Pics

This Week At Munster Rugby


Both sides will be named before 12pm on Friday.

Press Pass

Hear from Alex Kendellen and Skills Coach Mossy Lawler ahead of the game.

Match Officials

Referee: Morne Ferreira

AR 1: Andrea Piardi

AR 2: Alex Frasson

TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen


Live on: RTÉ, Premier Sports, Sky Italia, Viaplay, SuperSport, Flo Rugby & URC TV.


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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