This Friday 14 January at 9 pm, Castres will host Munster Rugby at the Pierre Fabre Stadium for the third day of the Olympic Heineken Champions Cup. Luke Pearce will referee the match. He will be assisted by Hamish Smalls and Paul Dix.
Some information about the opponent
Münster Rugby is the European team that has faced the most (17 games) Castres Olympias for a record of 12 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. Johan van Gran’s men are currently 7th in the United Rugby Championship, 2 games behind. He has 4 wins in 6 matches he has played. In the Heineken Champions Cup, the English have 2 wins from 2 matches, with 54 points against 27.
Last match at Stade Pierre Fabre
The two teams met for the last time on 15 December 2018 at the Pierre Fabre Stadium. Our Olympian had won 13 out of 12. This was Castres’ first success against the Irish since December 2004!
Player: Ben Healy
The 22-year-old arrived in the opening half of Münster, where he signed his first professional contract in the 2018 off-season. He made his first appearance with the professional team in the same season. Ben Healy, who has just extended his contract, has played 7 of the 8 matches Munster has played since the start of the season, scoring a total of 42 points (8 penalties and 9 conversions).
Referee: Luke Pierce
Luke Pierce is a British international rugby union referee. She was born on 13 November 1987 in Pontypool, United Kingdom. He referees matches at international and European level. He refereeed his first match as a professional in September 2005. In 2019, he was selected to referee the World Cup matches in Japan and in 2021 he refereeed the final of the Champions Cup at the age of only 33 years.
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