Munster to play Connacht in pre-season friendly

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JJ Hanrahan of Munster celebrates with team-mate Calvin Nash after scoring his side's third try during the Guinness PRO14 Round 21 match between Munster and Connacht at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
JJ Hanrahan of Munster celebrates with team-mate Calvin Nash after scoring his side's third try during the Guinness PRO14 Round 21 match between Munster and Connacht at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Johann van Graan’s Munster will make the short trip to Connacht to play a pre-season game at the Sportsground the province have confirmed.

The game in Galway takes place on Saturday, September 21 and will have a 3pm kick-off. The fixture will be a key part of Munster’s preparations for the Pro14, which has a later start due to the World Cup in Japan.

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Munster had a seven point victory when the sides met at the same venue in last season’s Pro14 fixture in Galway. The province also confirmed that more pre-season fixtures will be announced in due course.

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