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“I’m Really Looking Forward To Seeing Him Play Again” – Van Graan On Casey

Craig Casey

Professional rugby is a results-driven business.  When the season gets up and running it’s often difficult for teams to allocate the time to experiment with different players or provide vital senior experience to the younger contingent. Especially right now, with the current condensed period of the season which sees four rounds of the European Cup take place over five weeks, …

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Loughman Inspires Munster To Dramatic Bonus-Point Win In Wales

Munster Ospreys

Ospreys 13 Munster 32 Munster recorded a rare away win in the Heineken Champions Cup following a dramatic bonus-point victory over Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Just when it seemed the fourth try was out of their reach, Munster piled 12 players into their final maul with the clock in the red and James Cronin touched the ball down in …

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Munster Sweat On JJ Hanrahan Injury As Europe Looms

JJ Hanrahan

Seán McMahon reporting from Thomond Park.  Munster are facing into a potential out-half crisis with European rugby on the horizon after JJ Hanrahan was removed after the half-hour mark in Munster’s 22-16 win over Ulster in Limerick on Saturday night.  Munster head coach Johann van Graan confirmed during his post-match press conference that Hanrahan was removed with what looks to …

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

Munster

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 Issue Worrying Injury Update Ahead Of Season Opener

Munster

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

Howley

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

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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