Munster Rugby confirm glamour pre-season friendly with top English side

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Munster Rugby confirm glamour pre-season friendly with top English side

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne powers through the Exeter defence during their Champions Cup pool fixture at Sandy Park in 2018

MUNSTER Rugby have confirmed their first pre-season fixture ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Johann van Graan’s Munster side will face Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park on Saturday, September 12 (3pm).

The sides faced off for the first time in a pre-season game at Musgrave Park last season with the Chiefs emerging with a 12-0 victory.

Munster and Exeter also met in last season’s Champions Cup with the sides drawing 10-10 in Sandy Park, before Munster emerged with a 9-7 victory in the return game at Thomond Park to book their quarter-final place.

Meanwhile, Munster return to action in the Guinness Pro 14 this Friday night when hosting South African side, the Southern Kings, at Musgrave Park, 7.35pm.

Two members of the Ireland Six Nations squad, centre Chris Farrell and back-row Jack O'Donoghue have been released back to the Munster squad for the game.