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Munster Rugby Preview: URC Schedule 2023-2024, Odds And How To Watch

Munster Rugby Preview: URC Schedule 2023-2024, Odds And How To Watch

Munster Rugby enters the 2023-2024 URC season as one of the favorites to win the Grand Final. Here's a look at the schedule.

Oct 19, 2023 by Joe Harrington
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After a magical year where Munster Rugby won the United Rugby Championship while also eliminating rival Leinster in the semifinal along the way, the Red Army, as the club is often called, looks to do it all over again. 

Munster beat the defending champion DHL Stormers 19-14 in the 2023 Grand Final to cap off a successful spring. The run came after they finished fifth in the regular season with a record of 10-1-7.

Munster enters the new season with the second-best odds to win the URC Grand Final behind only, of course, Leinster. 

The club opens the season on Oct. 21 against the South African team the Hollywoodbets Sharks, the team formerly known as the Cell C Sharks.

Here’s what to know about Munster Rugby. 

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Munster Rugby Schedule 2023-2024

For more schedule information, times and dates changes, visit the Munster Rugby page on FloRugby. 

  • Week 1: Munster Rugby vs Hollywoodbets Sharks
  • Week 2: Benetton Rugby vs Munster Rugby
  • Week 3: Munster Rugby vs Dragons
  • Week 4: Ulster Rugby vs Munster Rugby
  • Week 5: Munster Rugby vs DHL Stormers
  • Week 6: Leinster Rugby vs Munster Rugby
  • Week 7: Munster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors
  • Week 8: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby
  • Week 9: Connacht Rugby vs Munster Rugby
  • Week 10: Scarlets vs. Munster Rugby
  • Week 11: Munster Rugby vs Zebre Parma
  • Week 12: Ospreys Rugby vs Munster Rugby
  • Week 13: Munster Rugby vs Cardiff
  • Week 14: Vodacom  Bulls vs Munster Rugby
  • Week 15: Emirates Lions vs Munster Rugby
  • Week 16: Munster Rugby vs Connacht Rugby
  • Week 17: Edinburgh Rugby vs Munster Rugby
  • Week 18: Munster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

When Are the 2024 United Rugby Championship Quarterfinals?

The URC quarterfinals are June 7-8. Currently there are three games scheduled for June 8 and one on June 7. 

Times are to be announced. 

When Are the 2024 United Rugby Championship Semifinals?

The URC Semifinals are June 15.

Times are to be announced. 

When is the United Rugby Championship Grand Final?

The URC Final is scheduled for June 22. 

Munster Rugby Odds Of Winning URC Grand Final

The Red Army have 5-to-1 odds to win the Grand Final, the second-best odds among the 16 URC teams, according to most betting sites. 

Who Is The Best Player For Munster Rugby? It’s Gavin Coombes

The URC list the top 100 players entering the 2023-2024 season. Gavin Coombes, a back row player, was ranked No. 10 in the top 100. Overall, Munster had three on the list, including: 

  • No. 28 Calvin Nash, wing
  • No. 50 John Hodnett, back row

New Players On The Munster Rugby Roster

Here’s who joined Munster this offseason: John Ryan (Chiefs), Alex Nankivell (Chiefs), Patrick Campbell (Academy), Cian Hurley (Academy), Sean O'Brien (Exeter Chiefs).

Where Is Munster Rugby Based?

The Munster Rugby home grounds are in Limerick and Cork, Ireland. For smaller matches, Munster plays at Musgrave Park in Cork. For larger matches, they play at Thomond Park in Limerick. 

Who Coaches Munster Rugby? It’s Graham Rowntree

Graham Rowntree coaches Munster Rugby. A former English rugby player who was a star for the Leicester Tigers from 1990-2007, he joined Munster as an assistant coach in 2019. He became the head coach in 2022 and went on to lead the team to its first URC title since 2011. 

Munster Will Compete For The Investec Champions Cup

Because Munster finished in the top eight of the URC, they qualified for the Champions Cup, which was formerly known as the Heineken Champions Cup and now known as the Investec Champions Cup. 

Munster will face the Aviron Bayonnais of the Top 14 league on Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET. 

How Munster Rugby Got Its name

Munster is named after the Irish Province of Munster in Southern Ireland. Munster’s logo is a stag. The team’s motto is “To the brave and faithful, nothing is impossible.”

Munster is the provincial team of Southern Ireland, including the cities of Limerick and Cork. There are four Irish Rugby Football Union teams: 

  • Ulster (Northern Ireland)  
  • Leinster (Eastern Ireland)
  • Connacht (Western Ireland)
  • Munster (Southern Ireland)

How To Watch Munster Rugby 

All of the Munster Rugby matches in URC and Investec Champions Cup play will stream live on FloRugby and the FloSports app in the United States. 

Replays, highlights and archival matches are also available on both platforms. 

How To Watch Rugby Matches In The United States On FloRugby

The URC will stream all its matches on FloRugby and the FloSports app in the United States. FloRugby and FloSports are also the U.S. home to: 

FloRugby is also home to match archives and match replays. 

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