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Quiz: Name The Historic Munster Side Which Won The 2008 Heineken Cup

Munster Quiz

After a disappointing 2006/2007 European campaign, Munster were back on track a season later with the final destination once again being Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium.  The stage of their maiden Heineken Cup victory just two years previously, Munster went into the final where they met Toulouse who contained some French rugby royalty in the shape of Fabien Pelous, William Servat, Thierry …

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Recalling “The Worst Moment” Of Paul O’Connell’s Career

Paul O'Connell

As Covid-19 continues to put an indefinite halt on the rugby season, we’ve decided to dig out some of our favourite autobiographies in search of some interesting and memorable anecdotes.  Paul O’Connell’s ‘The Battle’, co-authored by Alan English, is a superb read. It gives a fascinating insight into the mindset of one of Ireland’s greatest ever players and the steely …

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Quiz: Name This Era-Defining Munster Team From 2006 Heineken Cup Final

Munster Quiz

14 years ago Munster finally got their hands on the holy grail.  After so many heartbreaks in the Heineken Cup, the men from Munster finally reached the promised land and were crowned European champions on an unforgettable day at Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium. That nail-biting 23-19 victory over Biarritz set the scene for numerous documentaries, autobiographies and books and now we …

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A Ranking Of Next Season’s Signing By Irish Provinces

Province Signings

With the 2019/20 rugby season postponed indefinitely, we’re already casting our eyes to next season and what it might have in store.  Of course, the current campaign may still be fulfilled but due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and what is an already congested rugby calendar, it’s looking increasingly unlikely. So that brings us to what will hopefully be an …

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“You Don’t Want To Be Sitting At Home Not Being Able To Work”

Rugby Players Ireland

“Unchartered waters” and “the unknown” are two phrases which frequently crop up during a conversation with former Munster back and current Operations Manager with Rugby Players Ireland, Denis Hurley.  Of course, this can be applied to the livelihoods of everyone in Ireland. Irish society is attempting to get to grips with a whole new way of living due to the …

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The 2020/21 Champions Cup Teams If Season Ended Now

Champions Cup

There will be no shortage of headaches for competition organisers over the coming weeks and months as the Covid-19 pandemic puts a shuddering halt to the 2019/20 season.  With the current rugby season likely to be cancelled, we immediately cast our minds to the 2020/21 campaign and the potential ramifications that this unprecedented time will have on the new season. …

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“I Definitely Won’t Rule It Out Because I Miss Home”

zebo

Simon Zebo has said he still harbours ambitions to add to his 35 international rugby caps but will hold no grudges if it never comes to fruition. Zebo’s last appearance for Ireland came almost three years ago when he started at full-back in their summer tour of Japan. However, after leaving Munster in 2018 for pastures new with Racing 92, …

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Joey Carbery Set For Further Surgery As Munster Provide Injury Update

Joey Carbery

Munster have confirmed that Joey Carbery will undergo further surgery as he continues his comeback from injury.  Carbery has been sidelined since Munster’s loss to Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium at the beginning of January. Carbery sustained a wrist ligament injury in that game which required surgery. The timeline for his recovery was between two and four months and Munster …

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Boost For Munster As Andrew Conway Signs Contract Extension

Andrew Conway

Munster have been boosted with the news that three players in their senior squad have signed contract extensions.  Andrew Conway, who is arguably in the form of his career, has signed a three-year contract extension which will ensure that he will be playing his rugby in the red of Munster until the end of the 2022/23 campaign. The 28-year-old is …

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Munster, Leinster & Connacht Name Teams For PRO14 Weekend

PRO14 Teams

Munster, Leinster and Connacht have all announced their teams for this weekend’s round of PRO14 action.  Munster travel to Italy to take on Zebre, Leinster are also on the road as they take on Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium while Connacht face a tricky trip to Scotland to take on Edinburgh. All games take place on Friday night and kick …

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Meditation, Reflection & Fun – The Keys To Andrew Conway’s Rise

Andrew Conway

Music took centre stage for Andrew Conway and the Irish rugby squad on Saturday night as they basked in the glow of their second successive Six Nations victory under Andy Farrell which was an impressive 24-14 victory over reigning Grand Slam champions, Wales.  First, the spotlight shone on Max Deegan. The 23-year-old won his first Ireland cap against Wales and …

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Munster Confirm Signing Of World Cup Winning Duo & Saracens Back

Munster Signings

Munster Rugby have announced three new signings today who will arrive at the province ahead of the 2020/21 season.  Munster will welcome South Africa World Cup-winning duo RG Snyman and Damian De Allende, in addition to Saracens fullback Matt Gallagher, who is Irish qualified, to Thomond Park ahead of the new campaign. All three players have signed two-year contracts. De …

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