Munster learn British and Irish Cup opponents

Munster learn British and Irish Cup opponents

Munster have been drawn with London Welsh, Doncaster Knights and Rotherham Titans in British and Irish Cup for 2016-2017.

It appears a tough draw for the Munster ‘A’ side as they will take on three English championship sides.

They will, however, avoid Ian Costello’s Nottingham – the former Munster assistant coach will face Leinster ‘A’, the Scarlets Premiership Select and Richmond.

As in previous seasons, the games will take place on the weekend of European Champions Cup fixtures with Munster opening their campaign at home to London Welsh on October 14/15/16.

BRITISH AND IRISH CUP POOLS
Pool 1 - Jersey Reds; London Scottish; Ulster ‘A’; Cardiff Blues Premiership Select
Pool 2 - London Welsh; Doncaster Knights; Munster ‘A’; Rotherham Titans
Pool 3 - Cornish Pirates; London Irish; Ospreys Premiership Select; Connacht Eagles
Pool 4 - Leinster ‘A’; Scarlets Premiership Select; Nottingham Rugby; Richmond
Pool 5 - Yorkshire Carnegie; Bedford Blues; Dragons Premiership Select; Ealing Trailfinders

MUNSTER 'A' FIXTURES

Round 1 on October 14/15/16 - Munster ‘A’ v London Welsh
Round 2 on October 21/22/23 - Doncaster Knights v Munster ‘A’
Round 3 on December 9/10/11 - Rotherham Titans v Munster ‘A'
Round 4 on December 16/17/18 - Munster 'A' v Rotherham Titans
Round 5 on January 13/14/15 - Munster 'A' v Doncaster Knights
Round 6 on January 20/21/22 - London Welsh v Munster 'A'
Quarter-finals on March 10/11/12
Semi-finals on March 31/April 1/April 2
Final on April 22