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Emotional Alby Mathewson Shares Uncertainties Over Munster Future

Alby Mathewson

An emotional Alby Mathewson admitted that he has “no plans in the pipeline” as he nervously awaits news on his future with Munster. Mathewson originally joined the province in 2018 on a short-term contract as injury cover for Conor Murray. However, he signed further contract extensions that saw him remain with the province until the end of the World Cup. …

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


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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Chris Farrell Ruled Out Of Russia Clash With Concussion

Japan v Ireland - 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool A

Ireland centre Chris Farrell will miss Ireland’s upcoming Pool A clash with Russia on Thursday after suffering a concussion in the defeat to Japan. Farrell was replaced around the 60th minute mark of Ireland’s disappointing defeat to the hosts on Saturday and has not recovered from his concussion in time for Thursday’s game. The Munster man was one of three …

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Munster Issue Worrying Injury Update Ahead Of Season Opener


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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Munster Confirm Short-Term Signing Of Waratahs’ Jed Holloway

Munster Holloway

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed the short-term signing of Australian forward Jed Holloway as cover during the World Cup period. “An experienced and integral member of the Waratahs squad, Holloway has made 52 Super Rugby appearances and is known for his work-rate and strong ball carrying abilities”, their statement read. The 26-year-old will provide cover at lock, and …

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Champions Cup Fixtures Announced As Irish Provinces Learn Their Fate

The full list of fixtures have been announced for this season’s Heineken Champions Cup with all four Irish provinces involved in the competition. Last year’s beaten finalists Leinster will fancy their chances in a pool containing Lyon, Benetton and Northampton and begin this year’s tournament against the Italian side on Saturday 16th of November at 15:15 in the RDS They …

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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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“My Grandmother Heard I Was Warming Up & Forced Her Way Into Thomond”

Craig Casey

Craig Casey’s Munster debut wasn’t entirely conventional.  The Limerick native has enjoyed somewhat of a meteoric rise since he first made a name for himself in the Munster Schools Senior Cup before joining Munster’s Academy almost two years ago. Progression into the Ireland U20s set-up soon followed but injury hampered Casey’s season in 2018. He returned this year with a …

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Carty Among Seven Irish-Based Players In PRO14 Team Of The Season

Jack Carty

Connacht duo Jack Carty and Colby Fainga’a are among seven Irish-based players in the PRO14 Dream Team of the Season 2019. The nod at fly-half caps off an impressive year for Carty after winning his first international cap against Italy during the Guinness Six Nations while he also became Connacht’s record point-scorer. In total, 11 clubs are represented in a …

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Meyler: Doug Howlett Key To Developing Cork Winning Culture

John Meyler Doug Howlett Cork

The sporting culture surrounding the New Zealand rugby team is not only one of winning, but one of consistency and constant improvement, and that is what Doug Howlett is instilling in the Cork hurlers, according to John Meyler. Howlett was announced as the “high-performance lead” for Meyler’s side in February and has been a regular feature in the dugout throughout …

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Irish Players Aplenty In Midi Olympique’s Team Of Champions Cup

Irish Teams Champions Cup

Six Irish players have been included in French publication Midi Olympique’s Champions Cup team of the tournament. Saracens were the victors in this season’s competition after they denied Leinster the chance to retain the crown beating them in Newcastle by 20-10 on Saturday. Despite finishing as runners up, Leo Cullen’s side managed three inclusions with Tadhg Furlong in at tighthead …

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