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ICYMI: MRSC Away Guide for Leicester Tigers v Munster

12th December 2016 By Munster Rugby Supporters Club

ICYMI: MRSC Away Guide for Leicester Tigers v Munster

The MRSC have compiled an Away Guide for any Munster supporters travelling to the Leicester Tigers game on December 17th. We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable trip.

The MRSC have compiled an Away Guide for any Munster supporters travelling to the Leicester Tigers game on December 17th. We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable trip.

The Overview

Munster play Leicester Tigers in Round 3 of Pool 1 in the European Champions Cup on Saturday 17th of December in Welford Road. We hope that this guide will give you some useful links and tips to make your weekend more enjoyable.

The MRSC have organised two official meeting points for this game, both within 5 minutes of each other and 15 minutes of Welford Road.

1.    Hogarths Pub
5-9 Hotel Street, Leicester

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Hogarths have a number of deal offers for Munster Rugby Supporters including:

Carlsberg Export 275ml bottle – 99p
Tuborg Bottle – 99p
Koppaberg 500ml – 2 for £6
Budweiser 330ml bottle – 3 for £6
Holsten Pills 275ml bottle – £1.50
Becks 275ml bottle – 3 for £6
Bulmers 500ml bottle – 2 for £5
Guinness – £2.45 on match day

The MRSC London Branch will be selling specially commissioned Santa hats for £2 on the London to Leicester train and in the Hogarths meeting point from noon, which is also where Munster matchday flags will be available. Any profit from the sale of the hats will go towards their fundraising effort to sponsor a seat at the new Munster Training Centre in Limerick.

2.    Duffy’s Bar
18 Pocklington Walk, Leicester

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Duffy’s also have a number of offers including £2.50 on selected bottles, spirits and mixers and £1 shots. They are also offering £3 for Guinness, Carling and ale the hour before and after the game.

These offers will be given to those wearing Munster gear or on production of your membership card or match ticket over the weekend of the game (Friday 16th to Sunday the 18th) Both bars have a number of TV screens throughout and will be showing all other ECC action across the weekend.

The History

For the 2016/2017 Champions Cup Munster once again are drawn against the traditional powerhouse of English Rugby, Leicester Tigers.

Our history in these fixtures across the years range from the "Hand of Back" to "Rog in the Rain". The "sacking of Thomond" and last year’s back to back losses all serve to add to the spice of this year’s competition.

Getting There

By Plane

All airports in London, Birmingham and Luton have frequent connections to Leicester by rail, bus, by transfer or direct means. Travelline is a good public transport planning tool.

By Train

Leicester lies on the London-Sheffield and the Birmingham-Stansted lines
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Approximate journey-times and frequencies of trains are:

From London (St Pancras station):70-90 minutes/four times an hour
From Birmingham (New Street station): 60 minutes/twice an hour
From Luton (Airport Parkway station): 60 minutes/hourly
From Stansted Airport: 2 hours 30 minutes/approximately hourly

Getting to the Stadium

Welford Road is situated at Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7TR. It is within walking distance of the city centre (15-20 minutes). Click here for map of stadium location.

From London Road Railway Station

London Road Railway Station is a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Upon arrival turn right out of the station, cross the road, turn left on to Waterloo Way, continue to the top of the hill onto Tigers Way and Welford Road is directly in front.

Leicester Tigers Website

Welford Road Stadium Information

Things To Do

Have some time to spare whilst supporting Munster in Leicester? Leicester is a unique city and a wonderful place to visit, with a superb range of visitor attractions and shopping that is second to none. It’s a city that combines the finest English traditions with multicultural activities and the cosmopolitan buzz of city life.

Filling a Gap

Leicester’s cultural diversity is reflected in the stunning range of cuisine available, with restaurants representing all corners of the globe. On top of all that, you can be safe in the knowledge that you will never be far from a great curry house! For something a bit more familiar, Leicester’s newly developed restaurant quarter has all the big names you’d expect – A comprehensive restaurant list of food, drink and nightlife options in Leicester plus maps is available here.

Spend, Spend, Spend

The official guide to all matters shopping is here (To be used only in cases of emergencies!) The High Cross Shopping Centre is recommended as a one stop shopping experience.

A Slice of Culture

One of the cultural hubs in Leicester is Melton Road where you can find many authentic shops and restaurants. Melton Road is also home to the city’s Diwali celebrations. Leicester’s Cultural Quarter has the Curve Theatre at its heart, along with fantastic bars and restaurants to really make an evening of a trip to the theatre. The Cultural Quarter is also the base for several designers and artists, with gallery space to display local work. All things cultured can be found by clicking here.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Though we hope you won’t have to use any of the below, please see here for UK Emergency Numbers – please remember that you are abroad so roaming charges may apply:

Ambulance: 999 or 112
Fire: 999 or 112
Police:  999 or 112
Gas emergency: 0800 111 999
NHS Direct (24 hour health helpline): 0845 4647

The weather in Leicester is predicted to be dry but cold – pack your MRSC scarves and hats!

Did you know?
 

  • Over 330,000 people live in Leicester, making it the tenth largest city in the UK. Leicester boasts the largest proportion of people aged 19 and under in the East Midlands – it’s a youthful city with plenty to do
  • The exact centre of England is in Leicestershire marked with a sign on a farm just outside Fenney Drayton.
  • Leicester hosts the biggest Diwali celebrations outside India.
  • Leicester is the birthplace of Walkers Crisps

The Munster Rugby Supporters Club thanks you for your continued support. Again, we hope this guide is useful to you and that you have a safe and enjoyable trip.
 

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