Munster Rugby can confirm that the province will play two pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2021/22 campaign against Premiership clubs Bath and Exeter Chiefs.
Munster host Bath at Thomond Park on Saturday, September 4, before travelling to Devon for a clash with Exeter Chiefs the following Saturday, September 11.
Both games kick-off at 3pm and will provide preparation for the upcoming season with the first round of United Rugby Championship fixtures scheduled for the final weekend of September.
Ticket details for the home game with Bath will be confirmed in due course as we adhere to all government guidelines.
Munster Rugby Pre-Season Fixtures
Saturday, September 4
Munster v Bath, Thomond Park, 3pm;
Ticket details to follow.
Saturday, September 11
Exeter Chiefs v Munster, Sandy Park, 3pm;
Scroll down to see all of Munster’s fixtures.
The province kick off the season with a first-ever fixture against the Cell C Sharks at Thomond Park on Saturday, September 25, at 7.35pm.
The following Saturday, Munster host more first-time opposition as the DHL Stormers visit Limerick.
Johann van Graan’s side face Connacht in the season’s first Interpro derby in Round 4 on Saturday, October 16.
A trip to South Africa awaits later this year as Munster face the Vodacom Bulls and the Emirates Lions on Saturday, November 27, and Saturday, December 4, respectively.
December will be a hectic month as the province return from South Africa and will go straight into two rounds of Champions Cup action before facing Leinster at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day.
Munster visit Connacht and host Ulster early in the New Year.
All 18 of Munster’s 2021/22 United Rugby Championship fixtures are listed below with venues and kick-off times for the final eight rounds to be confirmed by the URC in due course.
See full details of the United Rugby Championship season schedule here.
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) August 28, 2021
Munster Rugby Championship Fixtures
Irish kick-off times
Round 1: Sat, Sep 25
Munster v Cell C Sharks, Thomond Park, 7.35pm;
Round 2: Sat, Oct 2
Munster v DHL Stormers, Thomond Park, 7.35pm;
Round 3: Sun, Oct 10
Scarlets v Munster, 2pm;
Round 4: Sat, Oct 16
Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 7.35pm;
Round 5: Sat, Oct 23
Ospreys v Munster, 7.35pm;
Round 6: Sat, Nov 27
Vodacom Bulls v Munster, 5.45pm;
Round 7: Sat, Dec 4
Emirates Lions v Munster, 3.30pm;
Round 8: Sun, Dec 26
Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 7.35pm;
Round 9: Sat, Jan 1
Connacht v Munster, 5.15pm
Round 10: Sat, Jan 8
Munster v Ulster, Thomond Park, 7.35pm;
Round 11: W/E Jan 29
Zebre v Munster
Round 12: W/E Feb 19
Munster v Edinburgh
Round 13: W/E Mar 5
Munster v Dragons
Round 14: W/E Mar 26
Munster v Benetton
Round 15: W/E Apr 2
Leinster v Munster
Round 16: W/E Apr 23
Ulster v Munster
Round 17: W/E April 30
Munster v Cardiff
Round 18: W/E May 21
Glasgow v Munster