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“We Gave Him Every Opportunity To Get Through The Week”

Keith Earls

Sean McMahon reports from Coventry Munster head coach Johann van Graan has said that he and his staff gave Keith Earls every opportunity this week to prove his fitness but ultimately, they had to decide to leave him out as he was not 100%. Van Graan was speaking alongside Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander at a sun-kissed Ricoh Arena in …

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Joey Carbery “Highly Unlikely” For Saracens Showdown

Joey Carbery

Head coach Johann van Graan confirmed that Joey Carbery is “highly unlikely” to be available for Munster’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final showdown with Saracens on Saturday.  The talented out-half pulled up with a hamstring injury in the first half of the quarter-final win over Edinburgh at Murrayfield less than three weeks ago. It was a recurrence of the same injury …

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Munster Confirm That Joey Carbery Is A Doubt For Saracens Semi-Final

Joey Carbery

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has confirmed today that out-half Joey Carbery is a doubt for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final clash with Saracens at the Ricoh Arena in two week’s time.  Carbery was removed from the fray with a hamstring injury in the opening half of Munster’s quarter-final victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield and the southern province will …

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Van Graan: Zebre Win Has No Bearing On Edinburgh Quarter-Final

Johann van Graan Munster

In the regularly spoken words of head coach Johann van Graan, Munster will go “back to zero” when they regroup on Monday ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Edinburgh next weekend.  Preparation for that season-defining match came in the shape of a bonus-point win over Zebre at Thomond Park on Saturday but don’t let the scoreline fool …

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Van Graan: ‘Players Go Through Ebbs & Flows In Their Careers’

Johann van Graan Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has defended the form of his players involved in Ireland’s Six Nations campaign as they prepare to return to the provincial camp. The performances of many Munster players including Conor Murray, CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony were criticised through the disappointing campaign, especially during last week’s loss to Wales in the Principality Stadium. The Irish …

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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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Peter O’Mahony “50-50” To Face Exeter Chiefs On Saturday

Peter O'Mahony Munster

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has been rated as “50-50” by head coach Johann van Graan ahead of the southern province’s crucial winner-take-all clash with the Exeter Chiefs on Saturday evening.  The Thomond Park clash is a 1st v 2nd matchup with a win for the home side guaranteeing them progress to the quarter-finals. O’Mahony was removed from the Kingsholm turf …

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Van Graan: Early Decisions For Leinster Could Have Been Worse

Munster Johann van Graan Leinster

On reflection, a crazy 15 minute period in the first half at Thomond Park had a huge impact on the outcome of the latest instalment of the longstanding rivalry between Munster and Leinster.  The southern province ended their four-match losing streak against the eastern province and that 15 minute period, which yielded two yellow cards and one red card for …

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