23 May, 12:21
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
Munster are at home to Bourgoin this Saturday at 5pm in Thomond Park. Alan Gaffney will decide closer to Saturday on whether Jeremy Staunton or Shaun Payne will start at XV.
Munster (v Bourgoin, Thomond Park, Saturday Jan 31st at 5pm):
Shaun Payne/Jeremy Staunton, John Kelly, Mike Mullins, Rob Henderson, Anthony Horgan, Ronan 'Gara, Peter Stringer, Marcus Horan, James Blaney, John Hayes, Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell, Jim Williams (capt.), David Wallace, Anthony Foley.
Replacements: Gordon McIlwham, Jerry Flanery, David Pusey, Stephen Keogh, Eoin Reddan, Jason Holland, Jeremy Staunton/Mossie Lawlor.
Full Details at: www.munsterrugby.ie
Leinster are away to Biarritz this weekend, speaking at today's press conference in Old Belvedere, coach Gary Ella said that he was pleased with his side's preparations as they bid to seal a quarter-final place against Biarritz.
"I'm looking forward to the game. Our sole aim is to win. This week has been a bit more relaxed in training because it has been a matter of freshening guys up to allow them to get back to full fitness.
"Biarritz are a tough team and Saturday will be a tense game. They were caught a little bit off guard in the match at Lansdowne Road, but their defence is a lot more organised, as they showed against Cardiff and Sale."
Leinster Lions (v Biarritz, Parc des Sports Aguilira, Saturday Jan 31st at 4pm):
15: Girvan Dempsey 14: John McWeeney 13: Gordon D'Arcy 12: Shane Horgan 11: Brendan Burke 10: Christian Warner 9: Brian O'Meara 1: Reggie Corrigan (Captain) 2: Shane Byrne 3: Peter Coyle 4: Malcolm O'Kelly 5: Ben Gissing 6: Aidan McCullen 7: Keith Gleeson 8: Victor Costello.
Replacements: 16: Enda Bohan 17: Gavin Hickie 18: Aidan Kearney 19: Shane Jennings 20: Brian O'Riordan 21: Matthew Leek 22: David Quinlan.
Full Details at: www.leinsterrugby.ie