Based at Thomond Park in Limerick (although some of their games are played at Cork’s Musgrave Park) Munster are one of the UKs most famous clubs, boasting the rare honour of having defeated the All Blacks in a famous encounter in 1978, where the home-side won 12-0 in a game which has become local folklore.
Playing in traditional colours of red and white the Munster shirt features a logo boasting three crowns which allude to the three historic kingdoms of the region. The crest also features a stag which symbolizes strength, while subtle navy highlights have been introduced to the shirt design in recent years.
Munster’s list of accomplishments is a long one, including two Heineken Cup victories (in 2005/06 and 2007/08) and another two finals appearances, 3 Pro12 titles and no less than 22 Irish Inter-Provincial Championship crowns.
Notable players to have represented the famous club in recent years include Paul O’Connell, Donncha O’Callaghan, Keith Wood and Ronan O’Gara, with both O’Callaghan and O’Gara having amassed over 200 games for the organisation. A host of quality foreigners have also represented the side, including All Blacks Doug Howlett and Christian Cullen and South African Jean de Villiers.