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“We’ll Put Our Arm Around Them But We’ll Slag Them As Well”

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The best way for the Ireland players to recover from their haunting World Cup loss to New Zealand is to hit the ground running with their provinces, according to Munster prop James Cronin.  The southern province had a 12-man contingent included in Joe Schmidt’s World Cup squad with Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, CJ Stander and Keith Earls all starting against …

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Munster Prop James Cronin Receives Lengthy Ban For Stamping

Guinness PRO12, The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland 8/10/2016 Leinster vs Munster Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong and James Cronin face off in the scrum Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Munster will be short at loosehead prop as they embark on their Champions Cup season, as James Cronin has been banned for a stamp during the loss to Leinster last weekend. Although Saturday’s inter-provincial derby between Leinster and Munster may not have been a game for the ages, the fixture itself was at times tense. Not only were provincial bragging rights at stake, but …

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Munster Prop James Cronin Faces Citing Hearing In Glasgow On Wednesday

Munster loosehead prop James Cronin has been cited for a stamp during his side’s 25-14 Pro12 defeat to rivals Leinster last Saturday, and will travel to his hearing in Scotland tomorrow (Wednesday). The 25-year-old is alleged to have stamped on the head of Leinster replacement scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park, in a defeat which saw Rassie Erasmus’ side drop down to fifth …

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Munster’s James Cronin Could Face Lengthy Ban After Hideous Stamp On Jamison Gibson-Park

Guinness PRO12, The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland 8/10/2016 Leinster vs Munster Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong and James Cronin face off in the scrum Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

James Cronin faces an anxious wait ahead of Munster’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92. Although Saturday’s inter-provincial derby between Leinster and Munster may not have been a game for the ages, the fixture itself was at times tense. Not only were provincial bragging rights at stake, but more crucially, momentum ahead of next weekend’s opening round of the European Rugby Champions …

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Pro 12 Review – Top Irish Performers Of Week 1

Last weekend marked the beginning of a new season for Irish Rugby as the provinces were back in action for the first time since May. Glasgow Warriors avenged last year’ semi-final defeat to Connacht by throttling the defending champions 41-5 in Galway, while Munster, Leinster and Ulster all opened up their campaigns with opening weekend wins. To kick off the first …

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Donncha O’Callaghan EXCLUSIVE: Young Irish Players Need To Have Their Asses Handed To Them

Munster v Saracens - Heineken Cup

Donncha O’Callaghan has never been afraid to express his opinion. Despite having earned a reputation for being a bit of a joker, the big second row has consistently challenged himself and those around him. His move to the Worcester Warriors is an example of this. Although he could have chosen to wind down his career with Munster, O’Callaghan instead decided …

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Cian Healy May Be Fit But He’s A Long Way Away From An Ireland Recall

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Cian Healy of Ireland is tackled by Mihai Macovei (C) of Romania during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Romania at Wembley Stadium on September 27, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Injuries are a cruel yet ultimately inevitable part of sport. Some players are able to go their entire careers without enduring any serious, lengthy spells on the sidelines while others like Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald seemingly spend just as much time off the field as they do on it. The fact is, some players just aren’t the same after injuries as they were …

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More Bad News For Munster As Two Props Eye Exit

Munster find themselves in a deepening sense of despair. With Munster already reeling from their embarrassing European exit last weekend, news that both James Cronin and BJ Botha are on the verge of leaving the province will do little to lift the moral of embattled supporters. While Botha’s exit had been expected, fans would have hoped that Cronin would have …

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Conor Murray To Sign New Munster Contract

Munster have received a much needed boost. In one of the most troubling weeks in the recent history of Munster Rugby, the province have finally received some good news. Early this morning the Irish Independent reported that contract negotiations have begun with star scrum half, Conor Murray. The 26 year old told Ruaidhri O’Connor, Negotiations have started and it’s something …

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5 Key Munster Players Yet To Sign New Contracts

Munster risk losing some of their best players this summer. Writing in the Irish Independent today, Ruaidhri O’Connor, has reported that some of Munster’s key players have yet to sign new contracts with either the province or the IRFU. While IRFU contract negotiations can often be drawn out affairs, given that French and English clubs are flush with cash from newly …

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Five Reasons Why Leinster will beat Munster

Matt Cassidy gives us five reasons why Leinster will overcome Anthony Foley’s Munster on Saturday at the Aviva. The Aviva Stadium will be the scene where two teams who are searching desperately for some semblance of form before the start of the Rugby Champions Cup will clash. Leinster have a record of two wins and two defeats from the opening …

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