'Ricoh Repeat' for Munster and Saracens in Champions Cup semi final

Donn O'Sullivan


Donn O'Sullivan



'Ricoh Repeat' for Munster and Saracens in Champions Cup  semi final

Jerry Flannery, now a Munster coach, in action back in 2008 for his side

MUNSTER will face Saracens in the Champions Cup semi final on Saturday April 20 at 3.15pm.
The last four tie will take place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, home to English Premiership side Wasps.
The tie is a repeat of the 2008 Heineken Cup semi final which Munster won 18-16, before going on to win the trophy against Toulouse in the final.
Munster fans will be hoping that a semi final at the Ricoh Arena, against Saracens, will be a good omen for their side who are chasing European glory since that very season, over 10 seasons ago now.
The semi final will see Munster take on arguably the best side in Europe. The Mark McCall coached side defeated Glasgow 56-27 at Allianz Park on Saturday afternoon.
England international Jamie George, a try scorer himself, gave a man of the match performance from hooker, while Liam Williams (2), David Strettle (2), Brad Barritt and Nick Tomkins all crossed the whitewash for the tournament favourites.
The April 20 clash is also a repeat of the Champions cup semi final from two season's ago where Rassie Erasmus' men were defeated 26-10 at the Aviva Stadium.
Munster, having lost their last two semi finals to Saracens and Racing 92, will be hoping for an upturn in fortune in an attempt to get to Newcastle for this season's final on Saturday May 11.
Ahead of that semi final, Munster have a home PRO14 tie on Friday April 4 with Cardiff in Cork and an away trip to Treviso on April 12