Munster v Leinster clash to set Thomond Park record

Munster v Leinster clash to set Thomond Park record


Munster training session at UL. Pic: Pat Flynn

All 26,200 tickets have now been sold for Munster’s top of the table clash with rivals Leinster in Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day.

With the game close to sell out last week, additional seating was added to facilitate as many supporters as possible with the attendance now set to be the highest ever for a PRO12 fixture at Thomond Park.

Incidentally the previous highest PRO12 attendance in Limerick was also for a Munster v Leinster clash, when the sides went toe-to-toe in the 2011 final in front of 26,100 fans.

Points difference is all that separates the sides as they battle for both bragging rights and top spot on St Stephen’s Day in what’s sure to be a titanic battle.

Rob Kearney has been ruled out of the fixture for Leinster. Out-half Joey Carbery hd an operation on his ankle last week for syndesmosois repair and will be out of action for six weeks, Dave Kearney is also set for a six week spell on the sidelines while there is still no definitive date set for Johnny Sexton’s return.

On the plus side they will have Cian Healy available as the prop passed a Head Injury Assessment. Centre Noel Reid is deemed fit enough for the clash.