United Rugby Champions Munster Rugby are set to continue their tradition of welcoming touring sides to the province in 2024.
The first key step in preparation for the 2023-2024 EPCR season was taken Wednesday, when the pool draws for the Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup were staged at the superbly appointed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
If everything goes as planned, Ireland lock Jean Kleyn could switch international allegiances, after he was selected to join the Springboks’ Rugby Championship training squad.
The Vodacom United Rugby Championship final was played at the right venue, as the competition continues its outreach into Africa, but Munster taking the trophy home to Ireland might be good for the tournament going forward.
Munster Rugby have claimed its first title since 2011 with a gutsy 19 – 14 win over the DHL Stormers in Cape Town.
Munster Rugby have brought their A-game to Cape Town as they lead the DHL Stormers 12 – 7 at halftime in the URC Final.
Malakai Fekitoa, Conor Murray, Calvin Nash and RG Snyman all are available ahead of Munster’s clash with the Stormers this weekend in Cape Town for the URC Final.
As expected, Glasgow out-half Tom Jordan will miss next weekend’s European Challenge Cup final after learning his disciplinary hearing fate following last weekend’s red-carded head-high tackle on Munster’s Conor Murray in the first half of the URC quarterfinal.
Provincial rugby’s fiercest rivalry renews at 12.30 pm Eastern Time as Munster travel up the N7 to tackle Leinster at the Aviva Stadium.
With the Heineken Champions Cup final a week away, Leinster Rugby will host its longtime Dublin rival Munster at Aviva Stadium in the United Rugby Championship semifinals.
And that’s a wrap for the 2022/23 United Rugby Championship regular season.
Upsets, demolitions, and a potentially generational talent making their debut. Round 17 of the 2023 United Rugby Championship had it all.
Munster Rugby travelled to Cape Town knowing anything less than a victory would have them heading into round 18 under immense pressure.
Two play-off sides collide in what has all the makings of a classic United Rugby Championship match as the DHL Stormers host Munster Rugby in Cape Town.
As teams across the United Rugby Championship finalise preparations for the home stretch of the season, several teams face a number of questions that could define their season.