18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
"I welcome the opportunity to hopefully replicate the marvellous occasion that we had last time an international side (New Zealand) visited Thomond Park to play Munster and this is a game we are already all looking forward to."
Tickets for the Munster v Australia clash will be confirmed at a later date and will initially be sold through the Munster clubs and the Munster Rugby Supporters Club. Further ticket information will be carried on www.munsterrugby.ie.
Munster Rugby also confirmed that they have agreed two home pre-season fixtures for next August against Gloucester and Leicester Tigers. Full details of these matches will be confirmed in June/July on the Munster Rugby website.