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Munster Issue Worrying Injury Update Ahead Of Season Opener


Munster Rugby are sweating on the fitness of a number of key players ahead of their PRO14 season opener against Dragons in Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon.  With 12 members of their squad currently at the Rugby World Cup with Ireland, head coach Johann van Graan will have to shuffle his pack ahead of the new season with a number …

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Graham Rowntree Outlines The Reason He Is Joining Munster

graham rowntree

Incoming Munster coach Graham Rowntree has spoken publicly about how his move to the southern province came to fruition. The former British and Irish Lions coach will link up with Johann van Graan following the departure of Jerry Flannery as forwards coach at the end of last season. Ex-Wallaby out-half Stephen Larkham will also be coming on board where he …

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Munster Set To Appoint Stephen Larkham As Backs & Attack Coach

Former Australian out-half, Stephen Larkham looks set to become Munster’s new backs and attack coach. According to Cian Tracey of the Irish Independent, the former Wallabies player was in Limerick yesterday to finalise terms with the southern province and officially take over the role from Felix Jones. The 45-year-old was let go from Michael Cheika’s senior coaching staff earlier this …

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Johann Van Graan: We’re Going To Back Those U20s Guys Next Season

Johann van Graan

The potential success of Munster’s season will be decided in the coming weeks.  A disappointing exit in the Heineken Champions Cup to Saracens was followed by the southern province scraping into the last four of the Guinness PRO14 thanks to their narrow win over Benetton on Saturday at Thomond Park. Munster’s problems in attack have been highlighted at times throughout …

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Van Graan Keeping Cards Close To His Chest On Rob Howley Reports


Johann van Graan has refused to comment on the reports linking Rob Howley with a senior attack coach position at Munster.  Last Monday, Van Graan hinted that any possible additions to Munster’s coaching staff would have an attacking emphasis due to a shift to attacking rugby at the beginning of a new World Cup cycle. On Sunday, The42 reported that …

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“Joey and Earlsy Were Both 95% And We Decided Not To Take A Chance”

Earls Carbery

Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park Munster head coach Johann van Graan is hoping to have both Keith Earls (thigh) and Joey Carbery (hamstring) fit for their Guinness PRO14 semi-final with Leinster in two weeks.  Munster have been without Earls and Carbery for the last number of weeks. Both players made their last appearances when they defeated Edinburgh in the …

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Johann Van Graan Happy For Munster Win By Any Means Necessary


Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has insisted that he doesn’t need to see “pretty rugby” from his players in their PRO14 quarter-final with Benetton as long as they get the win.  A loss against the Italian side in Thomond Park on Saturday would bring Munster’s season to an end after they exited the Heineken Champions Cup at the hands …

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“It’s Not Good Enough” – Van Graan On Andrew Conway Error

Andrew Conway

Munster head coach Johann van Graan made his feelings clear on Andrew Conway’s error during his side’s 27-14 win over Connacht at Thomond Park on Saturday night.  In the first half of Saturday night’s clash, Conway intercepted a pass from Tiernan O’Halloran which was destined for Robin Copeland. The Munster winger took his time to ground the ball under the …

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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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