Munster vs Bayonne Champions Cup match will take place in Thomond Park
Munster vs Bayonne to kick off their European Champions Cup campaign. This weekend marks the Champions Cup’s return for a new season, and Munster will begin their trophy defense against Bayonne, a Top 14 team.
Although Graham Rowntree’s team is aware of French heritage in the esteemed competition, they would still desire to add a third star to their recent URC title win.
This is everything you should know about the Bayonne v Munster game.
Munster vs Bayonne: When and where does it air?
The Bayonne v Munster game kicks off at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday at Thomond Park in Limerick.
Where will the Munster vs Bayonne game be shown?
RTE 2 and TNT Sports 3 will Rugby broadcast live coverage of the match. The game is also available for live streaming on discovery+ and RTE Player.
TNT Sports 3 will also show the match live, however you need to be a subscriber to watch their coverage.
Munster vs Bayonne Rugby Match
The Munster squad has been announced for this Saturday’s 5.30 p.m. Investec Champions Cup matchup at Thomond Park versus Bayonne. Six changes have been made to the starting lineup following the Glasgow Warriors victory at Musgrave Park last week, with Tadhg Beirne serving as captain.
The team consists of three Academy players, with Shay McCarthy, a first-year winger, starting in his first Champions Cup.
Additionally joining the side are Rory Scannell, Conor Murray, Scott Buckley, John Ryan, and Fineen Wycherley.
For Munster, Alex Nankivell makes his Champions Cup debut, Tom Ahern starts his first Champions Cup, while Calvin Nash starts at full-back for the first time.
Complete-back McCarthy and Seán O’Brien, who is playing in his first Champions Cup for Nash, are the wingers that join him in the back three.
Munster v Bayonne Squad
Munster: Calvin Nash; Shay McCarthy, Alex Nankivell, Rory Scannell, Seán O’Brien; Jack Crowley, Conor Murray; Jeremy Loughman, Scott Buckley, John Ryan; Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne (C); Tom Ahern, John Hodnett, Gavin Coombes.
Replacements: Eoghan Clarke, Josh Wycherley, Stephen Archer, Jack O’Donoghue, Alex Kendellen, Craig Casey, Tony Butler, Ben O’Connor.
- Munster 1/50
- Draw 50/1
- Bayonne 20/1