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Munster A – Five Facts

Ealing Trailfinders take on Munster A in the British and Irish Cup semifinals on Friday.

It is the first time that Ben Ward’s team have reached the last four of the B&I Cup and here is everything you need to know about our next opponents.

• Munster A went unbeaten through the pool stages. They defeated Doncaster Knights and Rotherham Titans home and away to top Pool B. 
• They defeated Ulster A 26-3 in the quarter-finals at Irish Independent Park in Cork to reach the last four.
• The match will take place at Cork Institute of Technology, the fourth ground Munster A have used in the tournament this season. 
• Flanker Willie Ryan hails from Cork and used to play for Cork Constitution and UCC. His brother John Ryan is a prop in the senior Munster team. 
• The match is Ealing Trailfinders’ third trip to Ireland in the British and Irish Cup. In 2013-14 and 2015-16 the team played Leinster A in Dublin and lost on both occasions.