Traditionally there’s been a bit of a bite to Heineken Champions Cup matches between Munster and Castres Olympique, whetting the appetite for another spicy encounter at Thomond Park on Saturday night (8.0).
Familiarity – the Irish province has played them more often than any other club in the tournament – has bred a feisty edge into an exhaustive rivalry, one that is undiminished by the passing of time. Faces may change but the belligerence is rarely far from the surface when Castres spy a Munster jersey.
Munst …