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Dublin: 9°C Monday 26 October 2020

Some of the world's best rugby fans have been partying in Clermont

Munster supporters got involved as the Yellow Army led a march to Stade Marcel-Michelin.

IT’S NOT ONLY a battle of European heavyweights on the pitch today as Clermont host Munster in the Champions Cup [KO 15.15 Irish time], but also in the stands.

Munster’s travelling support have built a superb reputation around the continent over the last decade, while ASM’s fanbase is well known as welcoming, loyal and passionate.

There was a truly unique spectacle this afternoon in Clermont-Ferrand, as the ‘Yellow Army’ invited the ‘Red Army’ to join them on a three-kilometre march from Place de Jaude in the city centre out to Stade Marcel-Michelin.

The party started last night, in truth, but there were 4,000 ASM supporters involved in today’s march, and well over 1,000 Munster fans too. Here’s how it went down.


Fans started to gather in Place de Jaude from 13.30 local time, with the signing sparking up straight away

Clemont’s fans love a party

Source: Murray Kinsella/YouTube


A dark, overcast afternoon in Clermont but the rugby diehards added colour

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The Michelin man turned up to support his local team

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As did Asterix and Obelix!

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This group of Munster fans burst into ‘Stand Up and Fight’

While this little pocket belted out ‘The Fields of Athenry’



The marching got underway


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Led by the Yellow Army’s very own brass band

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The drum truck came in handy too

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These clever Munster fans hitched a ride

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While the Waterford lads strolled out to Marcel-Michelin

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This old bus?

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That would be for the brass band!


Faces in the crowd

Munster and Clermont fans arrive for the game The London Branch of the MRSC. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Barry John Ryan, Tim O'Sullivan and Anthony Ryan from Mallow, Cork Barry John Ryan, Tim O'Sullivan and Anthony Ryan from Mallow, Cork. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Munster fan Patrick Doyle Munster fan Patrick Doyle. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

All roads lead to Stade Marcel-Michelin

Kick-off is at 15.15 Irish time.

Here’s what the French papers are saying about Munster’s visit to Clermont

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About the author:

Murray Kinsella

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