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23rd Jan 2017

WATCH: Will Greenwood wonderfully sums up the magic and electricity of Munster and Thomond Park

Alan Loughnane

It’s a special place…

We’ve settled in after a monster weekend of Champions Cup rugby action where Munster and Leinster settled their groups and learned who awaits them in the quarter-finals.

Munster will face French giants Toulouse in Thomond Park after Fabien Pelous’s men broke the hearts of Connacht by knocking them out of European rugby yesterday.

Leinster will face Wasps in Dublin in what will surely be a colossal battle for Leo Cullen’s men.

Aside from it being wildly advantageous for a team to have home quarter-final, the beauty of this year is that we will once again after a small absence, see European knockout rugby in Thomond Park.

Who can forget all those magical nights in Thomond Park when Munster faced some of the best sides in Europe and delivered body blows which felled more than Goliath.

Anyone who has attended a game in the famous Munster stadium will know what we’re talking about as the crowd gets involved in the game so much that opposition often feel they’re at a numerical disadvantage for periods of the game.

A person who’s experienced the scene in person is former English international and Lion, and current Sky Sports pundit Will Greenwood.

During a broadcast yesterday, he outlined the spine tingling moment he witnessed one of the big nights in Thomond Park.