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Ronan O’Gara Questions Munster’s Desire

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Ronan O’Gara did not hold back in his criticism of Munster. For Ronan O’Gara, it must have been difficult to watch Munster capitulate against Connacht last weekend. Not only were Munster embarrassed on the field of play, but uncomfortable questions were being asked of Anthony Foley and Jerry Flannery in the aftermath of the defeat. However, not only did O’Gara refer …

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Opinion: Munster Will Continue To Get Worse Before They Get Better

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Jack O’Toole takes an in-depth look at the problems Munster currently face.  Timothy Pina, an American writer, author, poet and screenwriter, once said: “Everything will usually get worse before it gets better, but when it does get better… remember all who put you down and all who helped you up. Forgive but never forget. Let Karma take care of all the rest.” …

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Johne Murphy’s Criticism Of Anthony Foley Is Brutally Honest

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Anthony Foley, the Munster head coach looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Munster at Welford Road on December 20, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Johne Murphy hit out at Anthony Foley in January.  In the aftermath of Munster’s embarrassing defeat to a 14 man Stade Francias side earlier this season, there was so much criticism of Anthony Foley, it became easy to overlook certain aspects of it. Indeed, commentators and fans alike were drawn to the objective analysis delivered by Alan Quinlan on Sky Sports. …

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Munster Linked With Six Foot Five Inch Grenoble Centre

Munster will be looking to rebuild under a new director of rugby. French regional newspaper, Le Dauphine, have reported that Munster are interested in signing Chris Farrell from Grenoble at the conclusion of his contract with the Top 14 club in 2017. The article reporting the news states that while 6ft 5in Farrell has been offered a contract extension by Bernard …

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Five Reasons For Optimism After Munster’s Defeat To Leinster

Munster’s young players have illustrated signs of progress. Prior to yesterday’s game with Leinster, I was very pessimistic about Munster’s chances in the Aviva Stadium. Although Anthony Foley had the luxury of selecting his international contingent, this season Munster have shown little to suggest that they could beat Leinster in Dublin. However as the game reached it’s conclusion, it seemed …

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Munster Face Another Reality Check Against Leinster

Anthony Foley’s side face a difficult task in the Aviva Stadium. This season has been particularly difficult for Munster fans to handle. Poor performances have not only seen Anthony Foley’s side crash out of Europe at the pool stages for the second consecutive season, but dwindling attendances in Thomond Park. Some supporters are also dismayed by the manner in which Munster …

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Munster Name Team For Showdown With Leinster

Anthony Foley has kept faith with Johnny Holland at fly half. Anthony Foley has surprised many by selecting Johnny Holland at out half for this weekend’s massive Pro 12 clash with Leinster in the Aviva Stadium. Although Holland started last weekend against Zebre, many expected to see the more experienced Ian Keatley return to the number 10 jersey for Saturday’s clash, …

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Munster Hijack Robbie Henshaw’s Move To Leinster

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Robbie Henshaw of Connacht is tackled by James Hook of Gloucester during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester and Connacht at Kingsholm Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Massive Irish rugby news is emerging this morning, as Munster have hijacked Robbie Henshaw’s move to Leinster. The Connacht and Ireland centre was due to move east next season, but we can confirm this morning that the southern province are now set to announce the signature of the highly rated 22 year-old. This comes as a major blow to the Dublin 4 …

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Munster Attempt To Rebuild Connection With Supporters

Munster v Ulster - Heineken Cup Quarter Final

Munster fans have been openly critical of the province this season. Later this year Munster will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their famous Heineken Cup triumph against Biarritz. Not only is that game remembered for Peter Stringer’s try, but for the the atmosphere in Millennium Stadium, and on O’Connell Street, where thousands of people watched the game on big screens. …

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Munster Rugby Announce Signing Of Two Returning Irish Stars

Munster LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: John Andress of Worcester runs between Logovi'i Mulipola (L) and Tom Youngs during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Worcester Warriors at Welford Road on September 8, 2013 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Munster Rugby have today confirmed the signing of former academy player Darren O’Shea and former Ireland A tighthead prop John Andress. O’Shea, a 6ft 9in second row, plays for Premiership outfit Worcester Warriors. The 23 year-old is a product of the Munster academy, and has represented Munster A in the past. He returns to the province having helped Worcester to …

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Paul O’Connell Linked With Role As Munster Director Of Rugby

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - APRIL 27: Paul O'Connell of Munster looks dejected as he walks off the pitch after their defeat during the Heineken Cup semi final match between Toulon and Munster at the Stade Velodrome on April 27, 2014 in Marseille, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Former Munster, Ireland and Lions captain Paul O’Connell is being linked with the role of Director of Rugby at Munster. The retired second row’s name is in the mix, after he announced his retirement having failed to overcome injury to join Toulon. Sources close to the club state that a Director of Rugby will be appointed this week, and O’Connell …

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Reports Emanating From Australia Suggest Munster Will Have to Fight Hard To Land Director Of Rugby

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Anthony Foley, the Munster head coach looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Munster at Welford Road on December 20, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Munster have been linked with a number of high profile coaches. Ever since it was revealed that Munster intended to employ a director of rugby next season, fans of the province have been suggesting the names of a number of high profile candidates. Although it would appear that Crusaders coach, Todd Blackadder, remains Munster’s top target, reality struck home this …

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Anthony Foley Denies Schmidt Selects Players And Defends Record

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Anthony Foley, the Munster head coach looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Munster at Welford Road on December 20, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Munster Coach Anthony Foley has denied the theory that Joe Schmidt selects certain players or tells him where to play them. Speaking on Newstalk’s Off The Ball, Foley said that any belief that Schmidt was in contact with him with regards to personal selected or their position was “false.” “In terms of being told who to select in what positon …

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Anthony Foley Signs Contract Extension As Head Coach Of Munster

Munster Rugby have announced that head coach Anthony Foley has signed a one year contract extension. The former number 8 has not been the most popular figure at Thomond Park over the past two seasons, and Munster’s poor showing in the European Champions Cup this year caused many fans to call for change at the helm. However, the southern province …

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Rob Penney Linked With Two Super Rugby Coaching Jobs

Munster v Toulouse - Heineken Cup Quarter Final

Rob Penney is a man in demand. For the last two seasons Munster fans have debated the circumstances of Rob Penney’s departure from the province. Depending on who you talk to, Penney was either pushed out the gates of Thomond Park or he left of his own accord after being offered a lucrative contract with the Shining Arcs in Japan. …

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