Munster’s long-awaited quest for silverware reaches a crucial juncture this weekend as the southern province faces off against newly-crowned European champions Leinster in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final.
Saturday afternoon’s clash [3.15 pm KO] will see Munster attempt to topple their bitter rivals for the first time since their 29-17 victory on St. Stephen’s Day during the 2016/17 season.
In fact, in their last six meetings, Munster have tasted victory just once.
Johann van Graan’s side will hope that Leinster are suffering from a hangover due to their European exploits but regardless, Munster will need to produce their best performance of the season to topple the best side in Europe.
Regardless of the venue, these fixtures are generally well supported by both sets of fans but Leinster announced yesterday that they have received 1,000 tickets back from Munster which have subsequently been put on general sale.
The away side in a PRO14 semi-final are allocated 25% of the overall capacity, meaning Munster had approximately 4,750 tickets to give to their supporters but 1,000 of these were returned to Leinster.
It’s definitely disappointing but considering a significant portion of Munster supporters are Dublin-based, the province will hope many of their supporters would have purchased tickets during the general sale.