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Ronan O’Gara: The Move Wasn’t Right For Either Of Us

Ronan O'Gara

Life doesn’t stop for Munster and Ireland legend Ronan O’Gara.  The Cork man finished up his role as assistant coach with the Crusaders on July 6th as he watched his former side lift a third consecutive Super Rugby title thanks to their 19-3 victory over the Jaguares in Christchurch. Nine days later, he was on the other side of the …

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Jake Flannery Among Four New Recruits To Munster Academy

Munster Academy

Ireland U20 star Jake Flannery is among four new recruits to the Munster Academy ahead of the new season.  Flannery has starred for the Ireland U20s during their Grand Slam-winning Six Nations campaign and also during the recent U20 World Championship in Argentina. Flannery, who can play at both out-half and fullback, was expected to join the Academy this year …

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Fixtures Released For The New Guinness PRO14 Season

PRO14 fixtures

The fixtures for the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season have been released by tournament officials this afternoon.  Due to the 2019 Rugby World Cup which takes place in Japan, the season will begin later than usual with the opening round taking place on the weekend of 27-28th September. Ahead of the new campaign, there has been some shake-up to the conferences …

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Ranking The Toughest Pool Draws Of Irish Teams In Champions Cup

Irish Teams Champions Cup

The draw for the 2019/2020 pool stages of the Heineken Champions Cup took place on Wednesday as clubs from across Europe learned their fate as to who stands between them and the knockout stages of the competition.  It’s a special year for the Irish teams as it’s the first time that all four provinces have qualified for Europe’s premier club …

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Zebo’s Munster Return & Other Talking Points From Champions Cup Draw

Champions Cup Draw

The draw for the 2019/2020 edition of the Heineken Champions Cup was made on Wednesday afternoon in Lausanne, Switzerland.  All four of the Irish provinces are competing in next season’s edition of the Champions Cup and today they learned who stands between them and European glory. Here we discuss some of the biggest talking points from Wednesday’s draw. Pool Of …

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New Look PRO14 Conferences Confirmed For Next Season

PRO14 Conferences

The PRO14 has confirmed the makeup of the two conferences for the next two seasons.  The current format of the PRO14 has been in place for two seasons with the same teams competing in the same conferences in the last two campaigns. However, officials have now confirmed that there will some shakeup ahead of the 2019/20 campaign with six teams …

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Munster Confirm Wallabies Legend Stephen Larkham As New Senior Coach

Stephen Larkham Munster

Munster have confirmed that Wallabies legend Stephen Larkham will join the province as a new senior coach ahead of the 2019/20 season.  Munster are currently in the midst of a coaching reshuffle after the news that Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones would be leaving the province. The southern province have already secured the services of former England and British & …

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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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Munster Confirm Graham Rowntree As New Forwards Coach

Graham Rowntree

Munster have confirmed that three-times British and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree will take over as forwards coach of the southern province.  Rowntree is the current forwards coach with Georgia and he will begin his new position once their involvement in the 2019 World Cup ends. Rowntree has signed on with Munster until June 2022. Commenting on the appointment, …

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Munster Confirm Departure Of Bill Johnston To Ulster

Munster Rugby have confirmed that out-half, Bill Johnston, is heading north to Ulster Rugby ahead of the 2019/2020 season. The Academy product has struggled for game time in the red of Munster making just 12 Guinness PRO 14 appearances and scoring 29 points. The Clonmel native made his debut for the province against Zebre two seasons ago when he was …

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The Top Performers From PRO14 Semi-Final Weekend

PRO14

The Guinness PRO14 is entering its final week as the Glasgow Warriors and Leinster will battle it out for the title in Celtic Park next Saturday.  Both sides, who finished top of their respective conferences, eased to victory over the weekend. Glasgow put 50 points on Ulster on Friday night in Scotstoun and while Munster put up a fight for …

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“He Was Incredible Wasn’t He?” – Cullen Praises “Role Model” Van Der Flier

Van der Flier

Sean McMahon reporting from the RDS Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has praised the performance of man-of-the-match Josh van der Flier after his side’s 24-9 victory over Munster at the RDS on Saturday afternoon.  Van der Flier played 77 minutes of this afternoon’s semi-final victory and these were the first minutes which the flanker has played since he suffered a …

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