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Munster Ban Supporter From Home Games After Billy Vunipola Incident


Munster Rugby have confirmed that they have banned a supporter from attending future games at Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park. 

The supporter confronted Billy Vunipola after Munster’s loss to Saracens in the semi-final of the Heineken Champions Cup at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry two weeks ago.

At the time, the supporter was detained by stadium authorities but released without charge.


The province confirmed in a previous statement that he was not a season ticket holder and was not a member of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club (MRSC).

The southern province confirmed today that the supporter will now be prohibited from attending future games at Munster’s two home venues.

A statement read:

Following further investigation into the incident involving a spectator entering the field of play at the Ricoh Arena the province can confirm that a decision has been made to prohibit the supporter from attending matches at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, in addition to the ban from the Ricoh Arena.

The province wishes to reiterate it does not condone the entry of any spectator to the field of play.

While it was hugely disappointing to see a supporter breach the stadium regulations, the behaviour of this one individual is not reflective of our supporters.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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