Munster don the colours of 3 Tipperary clubs and schools as they defeat the Maori All-Blacks

Three lucky rugby fans from Co. Tipperary were treated to a hugely memorable match-day experience when Munster wore club and school socks for the first time as they defeated the New Zealand Maori All-Blacks at Thomond Park on Friday last.To mark the historic meeting of the two sides, Munster Rugby, along with exclusive retail partner Life Style Sports and official kit supplier adidas, gave fans from across the province the opportunity to show their support by entering the #MunsterRising socks competition, which saw the colours of a number of Munster clubs and schools represented on the field as Munster ran out 27-14 winners.

Munster don the colours of 3 Tipperary clubs and schools as they defeat the Maori All-Blacks

Munsters Francis Saili pictured with Kate Nash representing Rockwell RFC

 

Paired up with three respective members of Munster’s twenty-three man squad were Thurles RFC, Nenagh Ormond and Rockwell all of whom saw their own team socks worn on the night.

 

Representatives from each chosen school and club, along with a guest, were treated to the very special one-off experience of joining the team in the home dressing room before kick-off, meeting members of the Munster squad to wish them luck and also present players with their nominated club or school socks for the evening before cheering their heroes on under lights.

 

Munster don the colours of 3 Tipperary clubs and schools as they defeat the Maori All-Blacks

Lesley O’Sullivan and Jamie Hamell representing Thurles RFC

Winning clubs and schools from Tipperary were paired up as follows:

 

Number Player Club/School Sock Represented by
6 Tommy O’Donnell © Thurles RFC Lesley O’Sullivan
17 Peter McCabe Nenagh Ormond RFC Michael Quinn
19 Sean O’Connor Rockwell College Kate Nash

 

For more information on the #MunsterRising socks competition and Munster’s historic clash with the NZ Maori, see www.munsterrugby.ie or www.lifestylesports.com

 

Munster don the colours of 3 Tipperary clubs and schools as they defeat the Maori All-Blacks

Michael Quinn representing Nenagh Ormond RFC

 

 

Munster don the colours of 3 Tipperary clubs and schools as they defeat the Maori All-Blacks

Player line up wearing club and school socks

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