Munster to host the New Zealand Maori in Thomond Park in November

Munster have announced a match against the New Zealand Maori later this year.

The game will take place in Thomond park on Friday November 11.

"This is an exciting opportunity for the province and we welcome the chance to hopefully replicate previous marvellous occasions that we had when hosting the All Blacks and Australia,” said Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald.

"In what will be a first encounter for these sides we are really looking forward to the fixture and would like to thank the NZRU and IRFU for their efforts in bringing negotiations to a successful conclusion."

New Zealand Rugby Maori Board Chairman Wayne Peters said the Maori All Blacks were a unique team representing a special part of New Zealand's culture, heritage and tradition.

"Any time the Maori All Blacks play overseas, they capture the imagination of fans with their exciting and entertaining style of rugby, together with their distinctive cultural identity.

Tickets for the fixture will go on sale on Wednesday May 11 at 9am at Ticketmaster.ie or from the Munster Rugby ticket offices in Musgrave Park and Thomond Park.

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