Munster and Toulouse preview

Munster and Toulouse preview

MUNSTER AND TOULOUSE WILL lock horns this weekend in the Champions Cup on Sunday

The two sides will meet for the first time since the dramatic spot-kick shootout in the quarter-finals of last years competition.

Toulouse won 4-2 that day and went to play Leinster in the next round.  They were eventually knocked out by Leo Cullen's men.

The game in Thomond Park this Sunday (3.15pm) will be another mouthwatering encounter.

Toulouse lie top of the Top14 table, while Munster's season in the United Rugby Championship has been up and down,

However Munster can never be counted out in European rugby,

Here are details for the game on Sunday.

When is it on?

Sunday, December 11th

What TV station is it on?.

Fans can tune into RTE 2 and BT Sport 3 and for people outside the UK and Ireland beIN Sports, SuperSport and FloRugby are also showing the game.

What time does it start?

Kick off is at 3.15pm Irish time

What time does coverage start?

Coverage on RTE beings at 2.30pm Irish time, while coverage on BT Sport begins at 3pm Irish time,

Where is it on? 

Limerick's Thomond Park

Limerick , Ireland - 16 April 2022; Damian de Allende of Munster scores his side's second try during the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 Second Leg match between Munster and Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park in Limerick. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Tickets for the game

Tickets for the game at Thomond Park in Limerick are still available. 

Odds for the game

Teams for the game


Fullback: 15. Mike Haley

Winger: 14. Calvin Nash

Centres: 13. Antoine Frisch,, 12.Rory Scannell

Winger: 11.Shane Daly

Outhalf: 10.Joey Carbery  9,. Scrumhalf. Craig Casey

Front row: 1.,Jeremy Loughman, 2. Niall Scannell, 3. John Ryan;

Second row: 4. Jean Kleyn, 5. Tadhg Beirne

Backrow: 6. Peter O’Mahony (C), 7. John Hodnett, 8. Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Josh Wycherley, Roman Salanoa, Jack O’Donoghue, Alex Kendellen, Paddy Patterson, Jack Crowley, Keith Earls.


Fullback: 15. Thomas Ramos

Winger: 14. Ange Capuozzo

Centres: 13. Dimitri Delibes, 12.Pita Akhi

Winger: 11. Mattis Label

Outhalf: 10. Romain Ntamack 9,. Scrumhalf. Antoine Dupont

Front row: 1.,Rodrigue Neti 2. ,Julien Marchand 3. Dorian Aldegheri

Second row: 4. Richie Arnold, Emmanuel Meafou;

Backrow: 6. Anthony Jelonch, 7. Alban Placines, 8. Alexandre  Roumat

Replacements: R Mauvaka, C Baille, C Faumuina, T Flament, Y Youyoutte, J Willis, M Page-Relo, L Tauzin.

Where are both teams in their tables?

Graham Rowntree's side have had an up and down timein the United Rugby Championship this year. They have found times better with recent victories over Edinburgh, Connacht and South Africa A.

The Top 14 side lie in first place in their domestic table

What happened last time the sides met ?

Munster were knocked out last years competiton by Toulouse via a place kicking contest in the quarter-finals.

Both sides were tied at 24-24 apiece heading into the eightieth minute.

Extra-time couldn't seperate the sides and the spot kicks came.

Toulouse were immaculate from the boot, slotting all of their four attempts. Munster on the other hand missed three, one from Conor Murray and two sailed wide from Healy

Ugo Mola's men won 4-2 on the day in Thomand park

What have the people said ?

Graham Rowntree: "I don't think we will fall back into our old ways. I think we learned a lot trying to get a new style going on the field, a new way of training; we’ve learned a lot, I don’t think we’ll fall back

Tadgh Bierne: “I’m guessing we’re not favourites, but we’ll certainly relish it, especially at home in Thomond.

“Especially at a club like Munster, there’s a special feeling around Europe in this club. Whether we mean to or not, the mood lifts when it comes into European Cup weeks. It’s no different this week.