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“You Don’t Want To Be Sitting At Home Not Being Able To Work”

Rugby Players Ireland

“Unchartered waters” and “the unknown” are two phrases which frequently crop up during a conversation with former Munster back and current Operations Manager with Rugby Players Ireland, Denis Hurley.  Of course, this can be applied to the livelihoods of everyone in Ireland. Irish society is attempting to get to grips with a whole new way of living due to the …

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Professional International Rugby’s ‘One Cap Wonder’ XV

Achieving a solitary cap in professional rugby is normally down to taking advantage of an injury crisis, hitting a rich vein of form in a position of test weakness at just the right time, or sadly being blighted by injury into the early stages of your career. We’ve put together a team of test players that only ever received one …

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Munster’s Problem Position: The 25 Centres Munster Have Turned To Since 2008

Munster have struggled to find a consistent midfield partnership. Key to Munster’s successful 2008 Heineken Cup campaign was the centre pairing of Lifeimi Mafi and Rua Tipoki. Armed with soft hands and an uncanny ability to sidestep through the tightest of defences, the Kiwi partnership complimented the provinces brutish pack perfectly. However since then, Munster have been unable to field a …

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Denis Hurley Announces His Departure From Munster

LIMERICK, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 16: Denis Hurley of Munster celebrates his teams win following the tour match between Munster and the Australian Wallabies at Thomond Park on November 16, 2010 in Limerick, . (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Munster legend Denis Hurley has this evening announced that he will be leaving the province, on his Instagram account. The versatile outside back was involved in many a famous day for Munster, including their 2008 Heineken Cup triumph, and their 2010 win over Australia. One last walk out My wife nabbed this pic after the end of season game on …

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European Champions Cup: Saracens Are The New Munster

READING, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Billy Vunipola (C) of Saracens, celebrates after his team are award a penalty try during the European Rugby Champions Cup semi final match between Saracens and Wasps at Madejski Stadium on April 23, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

In Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final, Wasps played with reckless abandon at times and lit up the Madejski Stadium with some wonderful running rugby. However, it was Saracens’ ruthless efficiency and tactical awareness that won the game for them, not unlike the famous cup-winning Munster teams of old. Wasps’ potency is found within their back division: the sharp delivery of …

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Munster Make Eight Changes For Top Of The Table Clash

Anthony Foley has rung the changes ahead of Munster’s top of the table clash with the Scarlets. Munster Coach, Anthony Foley, has made eight changes to the Munster team that beat the Cardiff Blues last weekend. Despite tomorrow night’s game being a top of the table clash away to the Scarlets, Foley has opted to give Jordan Coghlan his first …

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Top 10 Heineken Cup Winning Teams – No. 5 Munster (2008)

It’s no secret that the Heineken Cup produced some truly vintage years for Munster rugby. Beginning with two final defeats and carrying through to their victory in the 2008 final, the men in red never took the field without their legendary passion and never-say-die attitude. While their most popular team was the one who repeatedly came so close in the …

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