Sunday 19 November 2017

Home advantage for B&I Cup final

Peter Malone will hope that his unbeaten Munster 'A' side will continue to impress against Jersey Reds in a little over two weeks' time. Photo: Getty Images
Peter Malone will hope that his unbeaten Munster 'A' side will continue to impress against Jersey Reds in a little over two weeks' time. Photo: Getty Images

Ronan O'Brien

Peter Malone's Munster 'A' will look to claim a second B&I Cup title when they host Jersey Reds in the final on Friday, April 21 at Irish Independent Park (7.30pm).

The home advantage of Cork IT proved real solace to Munster 'A' last week in their convincing win over Ealing Trailfinders in the semi-final, and Malone will hope that his unbeaten side will continue to impress in a little over two weeks' time.

And it promises to be a massive weekend for the province, with the senior team set to take on defending champions Saracens in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium the following day, a situation that was played out last weekend too.

Munster 'A's only other triumph in the competition came at the Ballyphehane Road venue back in 2012 when they defeated Cross Keys in the final - the last piece of silverware won by the province.

Tickets will be available for purchase via the Munster Rugby website and on ticketmaster.ie.

Meanwhile, Munster Rugby's ten-year tickets are now open for renewals. Renewals can be availed of with a special early bird saving of €200, while a five-year option will also go on sale in October.

"You have supported and watched this great club grow in the best rugby stadium in the world, with players past and present thriving alongside you," said Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus.

"Because of your support, we have seen international teams taken down, magical European moments and Celtic League wins. For that we thank you."

Further information is available at www.munsterrugby.ie.

Irish Independent

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