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Tributes Pour In From The Rugby World Following Anthony Foley’s Death

Munster Rugby Squad Training, UL, Limerick 13/10/2016 Head Coach Anthony Foley Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Munster head coach Anthony Foley was pronounced dead on Sunday morning at Munster’s team hotel in Paris just hours before Munster were supposed to take on Racing 92 at the Stade Yves-Du-Manoir in Colombes. The 42-year-old was a beloved member of the Munster and Irish rugby family and is survived by his wife Olive and their three children. The Limerick native played 202 games …

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Breaking: Munster Coach Anthony Foley Has Died

Munster Rugby Squad Training, UL, Limerick 28/9/2016 Head Coach Anthony Foley Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Munster head coach Anthony Foley was pronounced dead on Sunday morning at Munster’s team hotel in Paris. Munster were to face Racing 92 in their Champions Cup opener at the Stade Yves-Du-Manoir but the match has now been cancelled due to Foley’s passing. In a statement released on the IRFU’s website, the Union said: “It is with deep regret that the Irish Rugby Football Union …

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Frank Quinn Column: Stuart Lancaster’s Appointment Leaves Too Many Unanswered Questions

Leinster surprised the rugby public when they appointed Stuart Lancaster as senior coach this week. Last season Leinster paid the price for sacking Matt O’Conner without having an alternative candidate ready to take the reigns. The speed at which the province moved to cast aside the Australian was in complete contrast to their fruitless search to find a replacement. Throughout the …

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5 Questions Munster Need To Answer This Season

After a dismal 2015/16 campaign, much is expected of Munster after the appointment of Rassie Erasmus.  Last season was one of the most tumultuous in the recent history of Munster Rugby. A series of poor results at the turn of the year saw the province knocked out of the Champions Cup, tumbling down the Pro 12 table and fans voting …

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Top 10: Coaches With The Best Winning Ratios In Club Rugby Right Now

Saracens v ASM Clermont Auvergne - European Rugby Champions Cup

After a new coaching position becomes available, the media begin highlighting potential candidates to fill the vacancy and use percentage win rates as a means of promoting one contender over another. In the cut throat world of professional sport, this is to be expected. With massive TV deals on offer and sponsors wanting to be associated with a winning team, rugby is no different …

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Sir Graham Henry & Johan Erasmus – New Faces With New Ideas

Johan Erasmus

The old adage ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ may apply to old wooden shelves and furniture, but in sports and business, it pays to be proactive rather than reactive. It’s hard to tell which of the two camps Irish Rugby is, as one hand the appointment of Anthony Foley and Leo Cullen as Munster and Leinster coaches was a sign …

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Ireland’s Greatest XV

As we continue to look at the best players for each major nation at international level, we next move on to Ireland and the individuals who have been the most successful for their country. Each team below is based on statistics rather than one person’s opinions, therefore there is an element of objectivity rather than personal preference. We begin by …

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IRFU Looking To Expand Pro 12 Without Addressing Munster’s Failures

Putting ‘the cart before the horse’ is a fairly apt description of the current state of provincial rugby in Ireland. While the national team has achieved tremendous success over the past few years, Ireland’s provinces have struggled and the gap between Irish clubs and Europe’s elite is only widening. The current European broadcasting deals see the Pro 12 earn a combined €14 million for …

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Opinion: Coaching Consultants Are The Beginning Of The End For A Coach

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Argentina coaching staff advisor, Graham Henry walks across the pitch during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at Patersons Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The moment a coach hears from upper management that the club is going to bring in a ‘Director Of Coaching’, a ‘Coaching Consultant’ or a ‘Technical Advisor’ the end could be near. An organisation will roll out lines like ‘X will contribute to our extensive review of our high performance area’ and ‘ we’re looking at different ways of challenging ourselves’  but ultimately it …

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Munster Confirm Coaching Line Up For Next Season

Munster have confirmed the make up of Rassie Erasmus’ coaching team. After appointing Rassie Erasmus as Director of Rugby for next season, Munster have today announced the coaching ticket that will serve under the South African. Although Jacques Nienaber’s appointment had already been publicised, Munster have today confirmed the South African would take on the role as defence coach after signing a three …

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Munster Rugby Absolutely Nail The Running Man Challenge

CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE - DECEMBER 14: Simon Zebo of Munster looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool one match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Munster at Stade Marcel Michelin on December 14, 2014 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It seems that after a long, arduous and disappointing season, that Munster Rugby has finally regained some form… albeit in a car video add….. dancing….. doing the Running Man. One would be forgiven for being under the impression that it is all doom and gloom within Munster Rugby if Anthony Foley’s concrete sour puss is anything to go by. But …

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An In-Depth Review Of Munster’s Disappointing Season

LIMERICK, IRELAND - DECEMBER 12: Leicester celebrate as Michael Fitzgerald scores the second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Munster and Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park on December 12, 2015 in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It’s been a difficult year for Munster Rugby, and the trials and tribulations they’ve faced have been well documented over the course of the season. While it was ultimately a disappointing campaign, two wins to secure Champions Cup qualification was an excellent sign-off note and a positive way to finish the year. _____ The Positives The continued excellence of CJ …

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Five Issues Johan Erasmus Must Address If He Is To Turn Munster Around

Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus will have to act fast in order to stem Munster’s decline. Make no mistake about it, the appointment of Johan Erasmus as Munster’s new director of rugby is one of the most important decisions taken by the province during the professional era. Faced with declining attendances, consecutive pool stage exits in the European Rugby Champions Cup, and the …

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Foley To Relinquish Power At Munster

CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE - DECEMBER 14: Anthony Foley, head coach of Munster looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool one match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Munster at Stade Marcel Michelin on December 14, 2014 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

In the wake of the announcement that there is to be a change in management at Munster Rugby as of next season, Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald yesterday confirmed that current head coach Anthony Foley will cede his power within the Munster camp to incoming director of rugby Johan ‘Rassie’ Eramus. This statement by Fitzgerald has cleared some uncertainty as to …

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Report: Munster Have Appointed A New Director Of Rugby

Munster LIMERICK, IRELAND - APRIL 10: A general view of Thomond Park Stadium during the Heineken Cup quarter final match between Munster and Northampton Saints at Thomond Park on April 10, 2010 in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It has been announced in recent weeks that Munster Rugby are set to appoint a Director of Rugby in order to boost their fortunes next season. The southern province crashed out of the European Champions Cup in the pool stages, and are well off the pace in the Pro12 league. They face a tough challenge to qualify for the ECC …

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