Gerry Thornley: Munster must keep things in perspective and roll with the punches

Chaos for URC while if and when Munster face Wasps it will be far from a level playing field

 A daily newspaper poster reporting on the recently introduced travel bans  in Harare, Zimbabwe after the outbreak of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in South Africa and Botswana. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

A daily newspaper poster reporting on the recently introduced travel bans in Harare, Zimbabwe after the outbreak of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in South Africa and Botswana. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

The United Rugby Championship appears to be in disarray and the Munster party of 49, stranded in Cape Town, must be enduring a stressful time as they face a logistical and time-constraining battle to return home and ensure they fulfil their prized Heineken Champions Cup games.

But then again, these things are relative and as they were driven from Cape Town airport to isolate in their five-star hotel, the Munster squad would undoubtedly have passed the many townships en route, some of which drift into the landscape farther than the eye can see.

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