REVEALED: Munster confirm ticket details for Toulon Champions Cup quarter-final

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent at Thomond Park

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REVEALED: Munster confirm ticket details for Toulon Champions Cup quarter-final

Man of the Match Keith Earls strikes for the first of Munster's six tries in their 48-3 Champions Cup rout of Castres Olympique at Thomond Park

MUNSTER Rugby confirmed ticket details for their Champions Cup quarter-final showdown with three-time winners Toulon at Thomond Park.

Munster’s record 10th home quarter-final is due to take place on the Easter weekend of March 31-April 1.

The exact date and kick-off time for the quarter-final will be announced in the coming days.

Two-time winners Munster secured home advantage for the quarter-finals on the back of a thumping 48-3 victory over Castres Olympique at Thomond Park on Sunday evening.

Munster confirmed on Sunday night that the home quarter-final ticket allocation will be distributed through Munster’s rugby clubs, the Munster Rugby Supporters Club and 10 Year Ticket Holders.

Should any tickets remain after these allocations have been processed, they will be released to other long term ticket holders and season ticket holders.

Quarter-final opponents Toulon are entitled to 25% of each ticket category.

Should Munster win at home, the Irish province will be away to either Clermont Auvergne or Racing 92 in the semi-finals.

Reacting to the prospect of a record 17th Champions Cup quarter-final for the province, Munster head coach Johann Van Graan said: "My initial reaction to earning a home quarter-final is that I am very proud to be part of this club.

"Everyone will think about the result, the way that we did it, but to the people of Munster, the ground staff who did so well to get that field in playing condition...

"For a supporter to know that this game was going to be postponed for three hours, go away, come back, stayed until late night to give the support that they did...

"To the management, we had to re-adapt our diet of what we ate, our strapping times and then to the players for that performance out there, it is not the score, it is the way that we played.

"My initial reaction is that I'm very proud to be part of this. That is the reason why I came here (to Munster) - to be part of something special.”