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All You Need To Know | Munster v Bayonne

8th December 2023 By The Editor

Gavin Coombes in Champions Cup action last season.

Gavin Coombes in Champions Cup action last season. Inpho

Munster host Bayonne for the first time in the French club’s first-ever Champions Cup clash on Saturday.

Find out all you need to know about the game below.

Read the Munster team announcement here.

Tickets are available here.

Where?

Thomond Park

When?

5.30pm, Saturday, December 9

Did You Know?

Clubs will play four matches during the pool stage, each against a different opponent, with two at home and two away.

Munster will be at home to Bayonne on Saturday and away to Exeter Chiefs on Sunday week. We are away to Toulon and at home against Northampton in January.

The four highest-ranked clubs in each pool will qualify for the Round of 16. The clubs ranked fifth in each of the pools will qualify for Round of 16 of the EPCR Challenge Cup.

Keith Earls and Andrew Conway will take to the pitch at half-time with Munster supporters getting the opportunity to show their appreciation for the fantastic contribution they made to Munster Rugby. See full details here.

Munster News

Ticket & Matchday Info

Squad Update 

Gallery | This Week’s Best Training Pics

Teams

Munster: Calvin Nash; Shay McCarthy, Alex Nankivell, Rory Scannell, Seán O’Brien; Jack Crowley, Conor Murray; Jeremy Loughman, Scott Buckley, John Ryan; Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne (C); Tom Ahern, John Hodnett, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Eoghan Clarke, Josh Wycherley, Stephen Archer, Jack O’Donoghue, Alex Kendellen, Craig Casey, Tony Butler, Ben O’Connor.

Bayonne: Cheikh Tiberghien; Bastien Pourailly, Peyo Muscarditz, Eneriko Buliruarua, Remy Baget; Thomas Dolhagaray, Maxime Machenaud; Mathis Perchaud, Facundo Bosch, Tevita Tatafu; Denis Marchois (C), Konstantine Mikautadze; Pierre Huguet, Baptiste Heguy, Rodrigo Bruni.

Replacements: Thomas Acquier, Swan Cormenier, Luke Tagi, Arthur Iturria, Rémi Bourdeau, Gela Aprasidze, Arnaud Erbinartegaray, Tom Spring.

Press Pass

Hear from Mike Prendergast and Diarmuid Barron ahead of the game.

Match Officials

Referee: Luke Pearce

AR1: Daniel Jones

AR2: Peter Allan

TMO: Tom Foley

Broadcast

Live on RTÉ

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