The draw has been made for the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup. If Munster can get past Llanelli, we’ll face either Leicester or Stade Francais.
On the other side of the draw, if Leinster get past Wasps, they’ll face Biarritz or Northampton, setting up a possible all Irish Heineken Cup Final.
Of course, that’s a long way away, but it’s something to look forward to all the same!
The draw has been made for the quarter finals and Munster have been drawn against Llanelli Scarlets. As one of the two teams that won all 6 pool games, Llanelli are going to be a tough team to beat. But once again, we’ll just have to do it the hard way.
The quarters take place at the end of March, and the 6 Nations finishes in mid-March, so that gives us two clear weeks to re-group and get our game together.
Yesterday brought the curtain down on Heineken European Cup rugby in Thomond Park as it currently exists. Given Munsters proud record in the Heineken Cup at the venue, it was disappointing to see them lose to Leicester.
Before yesterdays match, Munster had not lost a Heineken Cup match in Thomond Park in the 12 years since the Cup started. That’s an unbeaten run of 25 successive matches. No other team could claim to have achieved such a feat.
While the fans always knew that our fantastic home record would go some day, I don’t think anyone expected it to be yesterday. And especially not against Leicester.