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Tunnels, flags and precise drinking times: take a 22 step walk around Munster's dressing rooms

It’s like MTV Cribs, but with less plasma TVs.

THIS SATURDAY, THOMOND Park will swap back from the posts and nets of the Airtricity League to the tall uprights the Limerick ground is so famous for.

So, before the squads from Munster and Gloucester trample in to signal the start of a new rugby season, take a good long gawk around the changing rooms which Munster hope will see plenty of success between now and May 2014.

Tunnels, flags and precise drinking times: take a 22 step walk around Munster's dressing rooms
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  • Welcome to Limerick.

  • There's not much chance of heading for the wrong dressing room.

  • Look up and see Munster.

  • Look down and see Munster.

  • There's a seat going alongside Conor Murray.

  • Will captain and spiritual leader be sitting side by side?

  • County colours.

  • More county colours.

  • Three of the southern hemisphere's powerhouses are represented too.

  • Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika.

  • Paulie guards the shower.

  • Baths, pre icing.

  • The away dressing room is much less inviting.

  • Pretty much just a dressing room, really.

  • Drinking: an exact science.

  • Next door is for the physios.

  • Space to get the legs moving.

  • Game time.

  • Hang a left and you're facing the field.

  • Twist your head on the way to the pitch and you'll see...

  • No turning back.

  • Welcome to Thomond.

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Want to know what Munster have planned for the season ahead? Munster captain Peter O’Mahony is taking over Bank of Ireland’s Twitter , @talktoBOI , from 6pm-7pm on Friday 23rd August.

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