Extra seating added at Thomond for Munster's clash with Leinster

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent



Extra seating added at Thomond for Munster's clash with Leinster

IN order to cope with the huge ticket demand for Munster’s St Stephen's Day Guinness PRO12 game against arch rivals Leinster, additional temporary seating will be added to Thomond Park.

With more than 25,000 tickets sold for the Festive derby fixture, there are less than 600 tickets remaining for the top of the table clash.

In order to facilitate as many supporters as possible, temporary seating will be added to the north and south ends of the ground.

The additional seated tickets are available to buy at www.munsterrugby.ie, from the ticket offices in Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park, or by calling 061-421103.

Meanwhile. Munster’s 32-year-old tighthead prop John Andress has confirmed his retirement from the game.

Ulster native Andress, who joined Munster at the start of the season, said: “After 12 seasons I no longer feel that my body is capable of the rigours that the pro game requires. I feel extremely privileged to have been able to live out my childhood dream.

“I am also proud of the fact I played in over 200 pro games for Exeter, Harlequins, Worcester and Edinburgh Rugby. 

“Although my time at Munster Rugby hasn't worked out the way I would have hoped for I am glad to have experienced such a special environment.

“I only wish I had been here in my prime. Munster Rugby truly is a club that embodies all the core moral values that this great game teaches us. I wish Rassie and the lads all the best and I am positive the squad will enjoy continued success.”