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Hail Storm Halts Play In Exeter V Sale Champions Cup Clash

Exeter Sale Hail

Play was suspended in the Heineken Champions Cup clash between the Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks at Sandy Park on Sunday. With the Chiefs leading 21-10 thanks to a brace of tries from Sam Simmonds and one from his younger brother, Joe, referee Pierre Brousse suspended the match in the 63rd minute temporarily due to a biblical hail downpour. A …

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Contract Joy For Exeter As They Tie Down England Trio

Exeter Chiefs Jack Nowell

Exeter Chiefs supporters have been given a boost after the disappointment of failing to progress to the Champions Cup knockout stages with the news that three key players have signed new deals with the club.  England internationals Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie have all signed two-year deals which will keep them at Sandy Park until the end of …

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“Special” Tadhg Beirne Set For Scan After Bruising Win Over Exeter

Tadhg Beirne Munster Exeter Ireland

Sean McMahon reports from Thomond Park.  Munster and Ireland will sweat on the fitness of man-of-the-match Tadhg Beirne, who picked up a knee injury in the second half of the southern province’s 9-7 victory over the Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park tonight.  Beirne, who played a pivotal role in Munster’s win and their subsequent progression to the knockout stages of …

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Jean Kleyn: Sandy Park Was Hell, Saturday Will Be The Same

Jean Kleyn Munster

The 10-10 draw which took place when Munster and the Exeter Chiefs faced off at Sandy Park in the opening round of the Champions Cup was like a Test match in everything but name.  The physicality and intensity in which both sets of players went about their business was gripping viewing and supporters should be in for a treat when …

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Van Graan Confident Munster Can Get The Job Done Without O’Mahony

Peter O'Mahony Johann van Graan Munster

The main concern this week for Munster as they prepare for their deciding clash with the Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park on Saturday is the fitness of captain Peter O’Mahony.  The Corkman suffered a rib injury in the bonus-point win over Gloucester at Kingsholm and head coach Johann van Graan rated O’Mahony’s chances of featuring at the weekend as “50-50, …

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“He Tends To Take Defenders Away From Me Which Is Great”

Rory Scannell Chris Farrell Munster

There is an air of positivity around the Munster Rugby camp these days thanks in part to their three-game winning streak.  Munster have won three games in succession before, but this time, due to the calibre of their opposition and the manner in which they dismantled their opponents, supporters of the southern province are now looking to the future with optimism. …

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Exeter Chiefs Confirm Signing Of Stuart Hogg

Stuart Hogg Exeter Chiefs Glasgow

The Exeter Chiefs have completed a superb signing for next season after the club confirmed today that they have acquired the services of Stuart Hogg.  Hogg confirmed over the weekend that he will be leaving the Glasgow Warriors next season for “family and rugby reasons”. The 63-times capped Scotland full-back will be heading to Sandy Park on a two-year contract …

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Munster Pick Up Precious Two Points In Exeter Arm Wrestle

CJ Stander

Exeter Chiefs 10 Munster 10 It’s full-time at Sandy Park and Munster have come away from the south coast of England with two precious points in the bag after an absolute dogfight. Despite what the low scoreline may suggest, this was an as engrossing encounter as you will likely see this season as two of the competition’s behemoths went toe …

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Watch: Andrew Conway Escapes Card For Steenson Charge Down

At half-time in Sandy Park, the Exeter Chiefs lead Munster 10-3.  It’s been an absolute arm-wrestle on the south coast as the strong wind has led to both teams playing the entirety of the game in the tight exchanges. Gareth Steenson got the Chiefs off the mark before Munster responded through a penalty in front of the posts through Joey …

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Jean Kleyn: Munster Do Not Need To Be Brought Back Down To Earth

Although the 0-12 scoreline a week before Munster kick off their PRO14 campaign at home to the Cheetahs may cause some concern among supporters of the southern province, a quick glance of the two teams on Friday night will alleviate that somewhat.  Exeter Chiefs had close to a full-strength team out and as Johann van Graan revealed after the game, …

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Van Graan Focussing On The Lessons After Chiefs Complete Shutout

Sean McMahon reporting from Musgrave Park.  Johann van Graan, although disappointed with seeing his side lose 0-12 to the Exeter Chiefs at Musgrave Park on Friday night, is determined to see the bigger picture as the PRO14 kicks off next weekend.  Munster were poor in the opening 40 minutes as they conceded two tries and were starved of possession which …

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Munster Unable To Unlock Superb Exeter Defence In Preseason Defeat

Munster 0 Exeter Chiefs 12 Sean McMahon reporting from Musgrave Park  Munster fell to a disappointing defeat in Cork on Friday night as they were outclassed by a superior and dominating Exeter Chiefs outfit. The English side retained the ball for large portions of the first half, a gameplan which they are renowned for. Munster coped well in defence for the …

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