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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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More Semi-Final Heartbreak For Munster As Leinster Secure Glasgow Berth

Leinster Munster

Leinster 24 Munster 9 Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park  Leinster bounced back from the disappointment of Newcastle as they produced a superb second-half performance to swat away the Munster challenge and secure a spot against Glasgow Warriors in the PRO14 final next weekend. There was little between the teams in the opening 40 minutes as Leinster took a 9-6 …

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Leinster & Munster Combined XV As Chosen By You

Leinster Munster

Leinster and Munster take each other on in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final at the RDS on Saturday afternoon in what promises to be a highly-entertaining affair.  Both Leo Cullen and Johann van Graan have named strong teams and with that in mind, earlier this afternoon we asked you to vote on a combined XV based on the starting lineups of …

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Leinster V Munster: Choose Your Combined XV From Starting Teams

Leinster Munster

We’re less than 24 hours away from the highly anticipated Guinness PRO14 semi-final clash between Leinster and Munster at the RDS.  In what is a repeat of last year’s semi-final, Munster will be hoping to end their last-four hoodoo by clinching a spot in the final while Leinster will have no shortage of motivation after the disappointment of last weekend’s …

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Johnny Sexton Held In Reserve As Leinster Team Named For Munster Battle

Leinster

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has announced his matchday 23 for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final with Munster at the RDS.  Cullen has made four changes to the team which started against Saracens in Newcastle last weekend. Dave Kearney comes onto the right wing as Jordan Larmour is shifted to fullback. Rob Kearney drops out of the matchday 23 altogether. Ross …

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Frustrated Joey Carbery Looking To Make Comeback Against Leinster

Joey Carbery

It’s been a frustrating couple of weeks for Joey Carbery.  The Ireland out-half has had to sit on the sidelines and watch his side endure a difficult time as they exited the Champions Cup at the semi-final stage to eventual winners Saracens. Munster also scraped over the line in their Guinness PRO14 quarter-final victory over Benetton at Thomond Park as …

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