Munster V Bourgoin
Thomond Park, Limerick
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Saturday 28th October 2006, 17:30
Heineken Cup champions Munster laid a huge marker down when they overpowered Leicester Tigers to win 21-19 in Round 1.
The champions may have won with a late Ronan O'Gara penalty, but showed enough strength and guile throughout the match to put the fear into all who will face them.
Add that to the fact that this week they are playing at fortress Thomond Park - a ground where they have never lost a Heineken Cup match - and the outlook for Bourgoin is bleak.
They found themselves out-muscled by Cardiff Blues in Round 1, and a second defeat so early on in the competition could be fatal for the Frenchmen.
Shaun Payne; John Kelly; Barry Murphy; Trevor Halsted; Ian Dowling; Ronan O'Gara; Peter Stringer; Marcus Horan; Frankie Sheahan; John Hayes; Donncha O'Callaghan; Paul O'Connell (Capt); Alan Quinlan; David Wallace; Denis Leamy.
Andy Kyriacou; Fredericio Pucciariello; Mick O'Driscoll; John O'Sullivan; Tomas O'Leary; Jeremy Manning; Lifeimi Mafi.
Sebastien Laloo; David Janin; Guillaume Boussess; Salesi Finau; Rudi Coetzee; Benjamin Boyet; Mike Prendergast; Olivier Milloud; Benoit Cabello; Olivier Sougens; Carl Del-Fava; Bryce Williams; Augusto Petrilli; Mark Rennie; Julien Bonnaire (Capt)
Jean-Philippe Genevois; Pablo Cardinali; Pascal Peyron; Wessel Jooste; Mickakl Campeggia
Florian Denos; Julien Frier