Tuesday 22 October 2019

Red Army ready to march on Edinburgh

Munster's Red Army of supporters is expected to take over Murrayfield tomorrow afternoon as the province do battle with Edinburgh in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final. Stock photo
Munster's Red Army of supporters is expected to take over Murrayfield tomorrow afternoon as the province do battle with Edinburgh in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final. Stock photo

Declan Rooney

Munster's Red Army of supporters is expected to take over Murrayfield tomorrow afternoon as the province do battle with Edinburgh in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final.

The Scottish capital has already seen hundreds of supporters arrive in advance of the last-eight clash, and with more than 30,000 tickets already sold for the game, it promises to be a massive occasion.

Edinburgh usually attract approximately 5,000 supporters to their PRO14 games, although the visit of neighbours Glasgow at Christmas pushed through the 21,000 mark, while 11,802 spectators were there to see them beat French giants Montpellier in Round 6 of the Champions Cup.

Munster coach Johann van Graan expects to hear the Munster support make quite a racket tomorrow.

"Look, our support is fantastic and just listening already to stories about people travelling I think that's what makes Munster in Europe very special," said Van Graan.

"It will be a huge amount of supporters on Saturday afternoon in Edinburgh and we as a group are very aware of it, very thankful for the support that we do get home and away.

"The only thing we can control is our performance."

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