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Munster Add Three Youngsters To European Squad Ahead Of Racing Clash

Munster European Squad

Munster have added three fresh faces to their European squad ahead of their season-defining Heineken Champions Cup clash with Racing 92.  The southern province go into Sunday’s clash with Racing 92 in Paris knowing that a win will be necessary to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive. Johann van Graan’s side welcome Ospreys to Thomond Park …

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Joey Carbery Set For Stint On The Sidelines After Suffering Wrist Injury

Joey Carbery

Munster will be without Joey Carbery for their must-win Heineken Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 on Sunday and for the foreseeable future after the 24-yar-old suffered a wrist ligament injury against Ulster which requires surgery.  This will leave Munster severely depleted in the out-half department with JJ Hanrahan currently rehabbing a hamstring injury while Tyler Bleyendaal is sidelined with …

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Henderson And Stockdale Boost For Ulster As Team Named For Munster

Ulster team Munster

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has named his team to take on Munster at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday night (KO 7.35pm).  Ulster have made three changes to the team which recorded a bonus-point victory over Connacht in Belfast last time out. Two of those three changes sees Ireland internationals Iain Henderson and Jacob Stockdale return to the fold. Henderson …

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Carbery & Murray Return As Munster Name Team For Ulster Clash

Munster team Ulster

Joey Carbery and Conor Murray have both been named in the starting XV for Munster’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium (KO 7.35pm).  Carbery made his return from an ankle injury as a replacement in last Saturday’s loss to Leinster at Thomond Park but he has now been handed a start as he looks to step up …

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The Power Plays: Authoritative Display From Ross Byrne Begs Six Nations Question

Ross Byrne

Brought to you by Energia, proud sponsors of Leinster Rugby. There was no shortage of superb displays from Leinster in their 13-6 win over Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday night.  What clearly stood out was the defensive masterclass put on by the reigning champions which was spearheaded by captain Scott Fardy and the increasingly prominent Will Connors who completed …

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Munster & Leinster Name Teams For Sold Out Thomond Park Derby

Munster Leinster Teams

Munster and Leinster have both named their teams ahead of Saturday’s mouthwatering clash at Thomond Park in the Guinness PRO14.  Both teams enter this match on the back of Interpro wins. Munster beat Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway last weekend while Leinster put 54 points on Ulster at the RDS in what was a highly entertaining game. Munster make …

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Hearing Confirmed For Munster Doctor After Jamie George Incident

Munster doctor

EPCR have confirmed that a disciplinary hearing will take place in order to investigate the incident surrounding Munster doctor Jamie Kearns and Saracens and England international Jamie George.  In the second half of Saracens’ 15-6 win over Munster in Round 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup, it is alleged that Kearns directed an abusive comment, or comments, towards George. This …

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Derby Triumph For Munster As Men In Red Edge Connacht In Feisty Affair

Connacht Munster

Connacht 14 Munster 19 Munster got back to winning ways in the Guinness PRO14 after producing an impressive performance against a strong Connacht side to emerge five-point winners at the Sportsground.  Munster made 10 changes to the team which lost to Saracens in Allianz Park last weekend but despite the youthful look to the side, they started strongly when JJ …

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Munster Issue Injury Update After Saracens Battle

Munster injury

Munster Rugby have issued an injury update after Saturday’s loss to Saracens at Allianz Park in the Heineken Champions Cup.  The southern province have provided an update on Peter O’Mahony who pulled out of Saturday’s clash due a groin injury he picked up in the warm-up. Munster have confirmed that their captain has sustained a low-grade adductor injury. Tadhg Beirne, …

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EPCR Confirm Investigation Into Munster-Saracens Incident

Munster Saracens

EPCR, the governing body of the Champions Cup, have confirmed that they will conduct an investigation into the ugly scenes which occurred during the Pool 4 clash between Saracens and Munster at Allianz Park on Saturday.  During the second half of Saracens’ 15-6 victory over Munster, Jamie George took offence from a comment from a member of Munster’s backroom staff …

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Van Graan: ‘The Referee Doesn’t Have Any Decision But Red Card’

van graan

Captain Peter O’Mahony’s first-half try proved crucial as Munster secured a 10-3 win over Saracens that means they remain undefeated in Pool 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup.  However, late drama ensued in Thomond Park as the southern province were reduced to 14 players with the clock in the red zone when replacement back-row Arno Botha was red-carded for leading …

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“They’re The Nights You Almost Don’t Want To Have The Ball” – Peter O’Mahony

Peter O'Mahony

Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park.  For the 25,000 who packed into Thomond Park on Saturday night hoping to see some of Munster’s new expansive style of play, their hopes were quickly dashed as monsoon conditions quickly descended on the famous Limerick venue.  Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, the second-half could only be described as a slugfest as both …

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Saracens Set To Unleash Big Guns For Visit Of Munster

Saracens Munster

Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park.  Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall says that many of the players who were rested for Saturday night’s clash with Munster at Thomond Park will be available for the return trip at Allianz Park next weekend.  The reigning European and English champions left a number of their star players at home including Mako and …

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Munster Clinch Vital Saracens Victory Despite Late Red Card Drama

Munster Saracens

Munster 10 Saracens 3 Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park. A bumper crowd at Thomond Park paid witness to a pretty scrappy display from two European heavyweights as the famous Limerick venue was subject to some monsoon conditions as Storm Atiyah made itself known. Despite this, Johann van Graan’s side got the job done by securing a win against the …

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Stockdale Named At Full-Back As All Four Provinces Show Their Hand

champions cup

The third round of the Heineken Champions Cup gets underway this week with all four provinces looking to further their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages.  The action gets underway at 1 pm on Saturday when Leinster travel to Franklin’s Gardens to face the Northampton Saints. At 3.15 pm Ulster host Harlequins at the Kingspan Stadium while Munster host …

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