Thursday 23 November 2017

Munster's postponed fixture with Racing 92 has been rescheduled

Munster supporters during a rendition of ‘The Fields of Athenry’ at Stade Yves-Du-Manoir
in Paris after news of Anthony Foley's death broke. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Munster supporters during a rendition of ‘The Fields of Athenry’ at Stade Yves-Du-Manoir in Paris after news of Anthony Foley's death broke. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
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Munster will face Racing 92 on January 7 in a crucial Champions Cup encounter.

The original fixture was postponed in light of the tragic death of Munster head coach Anthony Foley on the eve of the game in the French capital.

A statement from the EPCR read: "Following the completion of discussions between EPCR, PRO12 Rugby and the Ligue Nationale de Rugby, it has been agreed by all parties to reschedule the European Rugby Champions Cup, Round 1 match between Racing 92 and Munster Rugby for Saturday, 7 January 2017.

"The Pool 1 fixture, which was postponed following the death of the Munster Head Coach and former captain, Anthony Foley, will kick off at Stade Yves-du-Manoir at 16.45 (local time) and will be broadcast live on France Télévisions, Sky Sports and beIN Sports.

"EPCR would like to thank Racing 92, Munster Rugby, PRO12 Rugby, the LNR, France Télévisions, Sky Sports and beIN Sports for their understanding of the tragic circumstances surrounding the postponed match, and for their collaboration during the rescheduling process.

"EPCR can also confirm that the Champions Cup, Round 4 fixture between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Ulster Rugby at Stade Marcel-Michelin on Sunday, 18 December will now kick off at the earlier time of 16.05."

Munster currently top Pool 1 after their impressive bonus point victory over Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park.

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