The match has been scheduled during the Gallagher Premiership’s break during the Guinness Six Nations with no league matches taking place. Harlequins will use the match to maintain vital fitness levels and to prepare the squad for the end of season run in of regular fixtures.
Taking place under the iconic Friday Night Lights at The Stoop, the match will see Quins field their strongest possible squad against a Munster side who secured the URC title last season with a 14-19 win over the DHL Stormers.
Harlequins CEO Laurie Dalrymple commented: “We’re delighted to announce this blockbuster match against Munster in February. There’s always something very special about Friday nights at The Stoop and we’re looking forward to facing a strong Munster outfit and welcoming their passionate and vocal supporters to London.
“It’s also a fantastic opportunity to welcome another club partnering with our Principal Partner DHL to The Stoop and we’re looking forward to working with DHL and Munster to bring to life some exciting matchday plans. Being a Friday night supporters can expect plenty of pre-match entertainment, with a spectacular lights and pyro display, alongside an unmissable game of rugby.”
The match will be the first time Quins have hosted Munster at The Stoop since the 2012/13 Champions Cup Quarter-Final. On that day Munster came back from 9-6 at half-time to secure a thrilling 12-18 win in front of a sold-out Stoop crowd.
Harlequins 2023/24 Season Ticket Members will be able to attend February’s match against Munster for free as part of their Membership benefits.
Harlequins Season Ticket Members and Ticket Priority Pass holders have an exclusive priority period to purchase tickets from today for one week – closes 11:00 Thursday 7 December.