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Rob Henderson Blog: Munster Must Continue Run Of Form

Former Munster and British and Irish Lions star Rob Henderson gives his views on Munster’s match-up against Saracens at Thomond Park tonight. Munster’s last minute victory over Sale last weekend wasn’t the prettiest of games for fans of the Red Army but it was a win. In a group containing last year’s semi-finalists Clermont and Saracens, all manner of wins …

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Munster Vs Saracens: Five Talking Points

Ahead of Friday night’s European Champions Cup game between Munster and Saracens, Conor Heffernan looks at five of the key talking points going into the match.  Last weekend Anthony Foley’s men had to wait until the 81st minute for drop goal from Ian Keatley to secure a much needed win away at Sale. This Friday night sees Axel’s men face off against …

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Rob Henderson Blog: Opening Win Is A Must For Munster

Former Munster and British and Irish Lions star Rob Henderson previews Munster’s opening European Champions Cup game against Sale. On a run of form that has seen Munster defeat Leinster and Saracens in quick succession, Anthony Foley’s squad travel into this weekend’s Champion Cup tie against Sale Sharks in high spirits. Sale, on the other hand, go into the match …

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European Rugby Champions Cup Preview – The Dark Horses

The European Rugby Champions Cup kicks off this weekend and Ozer McMahon is here to profile the dark horses of this year’s revamped tournament. Munster So long as night follows day, Munster will continue to be a force in Europe. They may not contain the same standard of player that brought them two victories in the middle of the last …

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Match Preview: Munster vs Sale Sharks

Conor Heffernan previews Munster maiden European Rugby Champions Cup game this weekend against Sale Sharks. The time has finally come for the opening weekend of the inaugural European Rugby Champion Cup. The tournament formerly known as the Heineken Cup, has been the subject of much talk in the media but thankfully debates about whether or not British and French sides …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

Matt Cassidy is here with his weekly fill for the rugby junkies among us. Here’s ‘Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?’. Who’s Hot? Munster They came, they saw and they conquered. Anthony Foley’s men produced a brilliant performance at the Aviva Stadium to beat Leinster for only the second time in ten attempts in the capital. First half tries from James …

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Five Reasons Munster Will Beat Leinster

Brian Barry gives us five reasons as to why Munster will overcome Leinster at the Aviva this Saturday. 1;. Injuries Have Rocked Leinster Leinster have suffered a serious psychological blow following the news that 2011 European Player of the Year Sean O’Brien has been sidelined for six months. Add the loss of Cian Healy to the mix, and Leinster’s two …

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Keith Earls Injury Blow Leaves Munster Shorthanded

Per Munster Rugby, winger and centre Keith Earls,underwent surgery on his right knee on Tuesday afternoon, writes Garbh Madigan. Originally the prognosis was that Earls would be back training with the side within days but having consulted with experts in London,the decision was made to operate on his patellar tendon. The Moyross flier is not expected to be back for …

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Focus Friday – Questions for The Provinces Heading Into Pro12 Season

As the new Pro12 season dawns, there a few questions that each province will have to answer heading into the 2014/2015 season. Jonathan Fitzpatrick discusses. Leinster Will the province fill the vacancy of not only Brian O’Driscoll, but Leo Cullen – both on and off the field? Both superb players, their importance to Leinster transcended their individual talents and skills. Leinster …

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Provincial Preview: Munster Rugby

With the new Anthony Foley era about to get underway Matt Cassidy previews Munster’s upcoming season in Europe and the Pro 12.  Overview The Southern province heads into the new campaign with a sense of the unknown. Anthony Foley steps into the breach after Rob Penney decided to up sticks and move to the Land of The Rising Sun. Experienced …

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PA Report Cards: Munster Rugby

Our dissection of the Irish provincial sides’ respective seasons continue with Munster coming under this week’s spotlight. Competition Review After two years and three semi-finals, the Rob Penney era came to a disappointingly sombre conclusion this season. True to form, Munster proved to be, on the whole, better than the sum of their parts but another heroic defeat on the …

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Top 10 Heineken Cup Winning Teams: No.7 Munster (2006)

At number 7 on our list of greatest Heineken Cup winners we have the people’s champions, Declan Kidney’s Munster side of 2006. In years to come, when the European Rugby Champions Cup is dominating news headlines, the Heineken Cup may come to be seen as a stepping stone to a bigger and better tournament. What will never, ever be forgotten …

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