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Johnny Sexton Produced A Lovely Gesture To Anthony Foley’s Family

Johnny Sexton

Leinster and Ireland star, Johnny Sexton, gave the family of the late Anthony Foley a lovely gift earlier this year.  ‘Axel’ tragically passed away a little over two years ago on the eve of Munster’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 in Paris. Anthony’s father, Brendan, recently appeared on RTE’s Claire Byrne Live where he revealed that Sexton sent his …

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Racing 92 Send Classy Message To Munster On Foley Anniversary

Racing 92 Anthony Foley tribute

Racing 92 have sent a heartwarming message to Munster Rugby on the anniversary of the tragic passing of Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley.  The Shannon, Munster and Ireland legend sadly passed away on the morning of Munster’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 this day two years ago and his loss and absence will always be felt by those who are close …

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Marcus Horan: “Every Day I’d Think Of Him And I Still Can’t Believe That He’s Gone”

As we made our way out of the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon, we counted ourselves lucky not to have bumped into Peter O’Mahony. Having heard his interview in the aftermath of Munster’s defeat at the hands of Leinster, it wouldn’t have needed much extra-sensory perception to imagine what was going on in the Cork man’s mind. The intensity of …

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Another South African Is Reportedly Being Courted To Succeed Erasmus At Munster

Guinness PRO12, Irish Independent Park, Cork 10/2/2017 Munster vs Newport Gwent Dragons Munster's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus

As Munster prepare for the fast-approaching departure of director of rugby Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus, thoughts are turning to just who will replace the South African in December. Having accepted a role with the South Africa Rugby setup, Erasmus will depart with defence coach Jacques Nienaber, following a tumultuous two seasons at the club. Stepping into to lead the club following the …

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The Champions Cup Have Released The Times & TV Details For The First Four Rounds Of Fixtures

Champions Cup

Wasps will make the trip to Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium in the opening game of this season’s European Champions Cup on October 13th. The EPCP have this afternoon announced the dates, times and television details for each of the first four rounds of fixtures. They can all be viewed here on their official website. Leinster face Montpellier on that Saturday afternoon in …

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The Devastated Reaction Of Munster Fans To Confirmation Of Rassie Erasmus’ Departure


It has been confirmed by Munster this morning that Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus will leave the province in December. It’s also been announced today that defence coach Jacques Nienaber will also be packing his bags as the pair assume new roles at South Africa Rugby. Erasmus will, according to the Springboks’ Twitter account, “oversee national teams, management of (competitions) …

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Munster Boss Erasmus Scoops Pro 12 Coach Of the Year Award

The Guinness Pro 12 season has reached the semi-final stages and ahead of the culmination of another competitive season, accolades have been bestowed on those most deserving. In what was the winningest season ever in the Pro 12, Munster sit top of the table after 22 games. With an incredible 19 victories, the Limerick based side contribute six to the Pro …

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The Referees For The Champions Cup Semi-Finals Have Been Revealed

European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter-Final, Thomond Park, Limerick 1/4/2017 Munster vs Toulouse Munster's Darren Sweetnam celebrates his try with Tyler Bleyendaal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Champions Cup semi-finals are fast approaching. With just over a week until kickoff, European rugby has today announced who will be taking charge of each encounter. Our #ChampionsCup semi-final referees! ▪️Munster v Saracens – Romain Poite ▪️Clermont v Leinster – Nigel Owens pic.twitter.com/4d5nEE2FqX — Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) April 14, 2017 Munster fans will, no doubt, not be best pleased. Romain …

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Ties And Venues Confirmed For The Champions Cup Semi-Finals

Munster, Leinster, Saracens and Clermont Auvergne all secured passage to the Champions Cup last four this weekend. Munster powered past Toulouse in Thomond Park on Saturday after Leinster had eased past Wasps. Saracens ran out 38-13 winners against Glasgow Warriors earlier today while Clermont edged an all-French affair against Toulon in the final game of the weekend. The semi-finals have …

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