Munster pledge to pull up their socks
Munster Rugby and Life Style Sports have announced the winners of the #MunsterRising Socks competition, which will see the squad tog out in socks representing local club and school colours for tonight's sold-out clash against the Maori All Blacks in Thomond Park.
The competition, which was launched in July to celebrate Munster's partnership with exclusive retail partner Life Style Sports and official kit supplier adidas, will link winning clubs and schools with respective players on the pitch, to see their colours worn by the Munster squad.
A total of 23 clubs and schools from across Munster will be represented on the pitch in Thomond Park thanks to the hundreds of Munster fans who visited the Life Style Sports website to vote for their school or club.
Along with seeing their colours on the big stage, winning entrants will also enjoy a full match-day experience with VIP tickets, a stadium tour and the opportunity to lay socks out for their assigned player in the Munster dressing room before kick-off.
The winning clubs and schools are: Richmond RFC, Shannon RFC, Thomond RFC, Abbeyfeale RFC, Garryowen Rugby Club, Young Munster RFC, Highfield RFC, Clonakilty RFC, Bandon RFC, Muskerry RFC, Nenagh Ormond RFC, Thurles RFC, St Senan's RFC, Waterpark RFC, Killorglin Rugby Club, St Munchin's College, Glenstal Abbey, Ard Scoil Rís, Castletroy College, Crescent College, PBC, Presentation Brothers Cork, Bandon Grammar, Rockwell College.
One of the Munster players will wear a pair of the socks from each of the winners tonight, while some of the winning schools also welcomed the Maori All Blacks to their school to train earlier this week.
Congratulations to all the winners.