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One Week To Go!

25th August 2017 By The Editor

CJ Stander pictured at this week's PRO14 launch.

CJ Stander pictured at this week's PRO14 launch. ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Will you be there are Munster kick off a brand new season in Cork and Limerick? Adult tickets from €20 and Family tickets from €40 are on sale now.

Will you be there are Munster kick off a brand new season in Cork and Limerick? Adult tickets from €20 and Family tickets from €40 are on sale now.

One man excited for the season ahead is returning Lion CJ Stander who may be travelling to his native South Africa in April as part of the newly expanded Guinness PRO14.

“Looking forward to it. I think the two new teams coming in is going to bring something different to the game and a different type of game and I think less games and more teams is something to look forward to.  The season is so long that if you can spare a game here or there, it’s going to be good. So looking forward to what’s going to be in this for us.

“We’re going to be in South Africa in April the week of my birthday so it’s nice to see the family there and hopefully, touch wood, I make it over, see the family, play there because I still have family and a few supporters there and it will be nice to go over there once a year to play in front of them and have them around me when it’s a special date.”

As to what The Cheetahs and Southern Kings will bring to the competition, the back row added, “They bring a bit of a different game, a bit more expansive. They play the ball off the floor with a few offloads and a few nice kicks. They keep the ball all the time, both teams. In fairness to them, in the Super Rugby they took a few big scalps this year. Kings beat Waratahs and Cheetahs beat Bulls so it’s going to be tough competition.”

Friday Night Lights

As the nights begin to close in, join us under lights next Friday September 1st in Cork for what will be Munster’s first ever game of the Guinness PRO14.  Bring the family or head along after work as Rassie Erasmus’ men host Benetton Rugby in Irish Independent Park at 7.35pm.

Munster v Benetton Rugby tickets can be purchased online here.

Cheetahs Thomond Bound

Be there to witness a first as Munster host South African opposition in competitive action for the first time when the Free State Cheetahs hit Thomond Park the following weekend, Saturday September 9th at the family friendly time of 5.15pm.

Munster v Cheetahs tickets can be purchased online here.

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