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Munster Estimate Joey Carbery Return Date In Latest Squad Update

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Munster have confirmed that Joey Carbery is expected to return to training at the start of pre-season ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. The province confirmed last month that Carbery would undergo elective surgery on his ankle which he injured in Ireland’s World Cup warm-up game against Italy last year. He further aggravated the injury during his brief appearances during the …

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Scarlets Lock Sees Red After Punching Two Munster Players

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Scarlets lock Sam Lousi has received a straight red card in the 33rd minute of their PRO14 encounter with Munster after punching two players. The incident occurred shortly after the half-hour mark as Munster were advancing and were awarded a penalty from a ruck close to the Scarlets line. Following the referee’s decision, there were some afters involving a number …

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Paul O’Connell Unsure Whether To Continue Coaching Career

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Paul O’Connell admits he is unsure whether or not he will resume a career in professional coaching following a spell at Stade Français that he described as “disappointing.”  After retiring from the professional game following the 2015 World Cup, O’Connell linked up with Noel McNamara and the Irish Under-20s as an assistant coach in 2018. However, the following summer he …

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Nash Replaces Injured Earls As Munster Try To Salvage European Season

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Munster’s Calvin Nash will make his Heineken Champions Cup debut in their final pool game against Ospreys this weekend in Thomond Park.  The game will also mark a first European start for Fineen Wycherley while Academy duo Ben Healy and Jack O’Sullivan have been named among the replacements. Following last Sunday’s 39-22 loss to Racing 92 in Paris, Johann van …

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Here Is How Munster Can Qualify For The Champions Cup Quarter-Finals

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Munster are on the verge of exiting the Champions Cup after defeat to Racing 92 on Sunday afternoon. Johann van Graan’s side fell to a 39-22 loss against Racing in Paris, a result that leaves their hopes of advancing from Pool 4 in serious jeopardy. At present, Munster appear unlikely to advance to the quarter-finals. They are currently third in …

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JJ Hanrahan Returns Ahead Of Munster’s Crunch Clash With Racing

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Munster have named their starting XV ahead of their crucial Heineken Cup Champions Cup against Racing 92 in Paris on Sunday afternoon. Johann van Graan’s side have been handed a timely boost with the return of out-half JJ Hanrahan to the starting XV which contains eight changes from the team that faced Ulster last weekend. Niall Scannell starts at hooker …

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Van Graan “Gutted” As Joey Carbery Ruled Out For Up To Four Months

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Munster head coach Johann van Graan has said he is “gutted” for Joey Carbery following his latest injury setback on his return from a lengthy absence. According to Virgin Media’s Sinead Kissane, the 24-year-old is set to spend between two and four months on the sidelines after suffering a wrist ligament injury in Friday night’s game against Ulster which requires …

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Simon Zebo A Doubt For Champions Cup Visit Of Munster To Paris

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Racing 92 could be without the services of former Munster player Simon Zebo for the visit of the Irish province to Paris in the Heineken Champions Cup this weekend. According to a report by James Harrington in the Irish Examiner, the former Ireland international has emerged as a doubt after he was withdrawn from Racing’s win over Clermont in the …

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Munster & Connacht Name Starting XVs Ahead Of Pro14 Clash

Munster and Connacht have named their starting XVs ahead of Saturday evening’s inter-provincial Pro14 clash between the two sides at the Sportsground in Galway. Johann Van Graan names a much changed side from the one that fell to Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup last weekend with ten new faces coming into the XV. Craig Casey makes his first PRO14 …

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Depleted Munster Fall To Saracens Following Dogfight In Europe

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Saracens 15 Munster 6 Munster fell to a nine-point loss to reigning champions Saracens in their Heineken Champions Cup clash in Allianz Park this afternoon. Following last week’s win, this was always going to be a formidable challenge for the Irish province with the number of England internationals returning to the Saracens line-up. However, that challenge was intensified by the …

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Arno Botha And Dan Evans Receive Bans Following Red Cards

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Munster back row, Arno Botha, has been suspended for three weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London today. The South Africa native received a straight red card during the closing minutes of the club’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round 3 match against Saracens at Thomond Park on Saturday. Botha was introduced in the 70th minute as a replacement for CJ …

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Positive News For Chris Cloete As Munster Issue Injury Update

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Munster have issued a positive update on the fitness of Chris Cloete as the province prepare for a crucial Heineken Champions Cup meeting with Saracens in Allianz Park on Saturday. The South African hasn’t featured for Munster since early October when he suffered an ankle injury during the side’s 31-20 win over Southern Kings in the PRO14. However, in their …

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Farrell And Vunipola Brothers Missing For Saracens’ Trip To Munster

Saracens have opted to leave a number of heavy-hitters at home for their trip to Munster for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup clash in Thomond Park.  World Cup finalists, Owen Farrell, Mako Vunipola, George Kruis, Jamie George, Billy Vunipola and Elliot Daly have all been left out of the Saracens side though Maro Itoje is named along with captain Brad Barritt …

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Mark McCall: Munster A Tougher Opponent With Rowntree & Larkham

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Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall believes Munster are a much tougher prospect than the last time the two sides met thanks to the addition of Graham Rowntree and Stephen Larkham. The pair have crossed paths a few times in rugby’s most prestigious club competition with their most recent match coming in last season’s semi-final at the Ricoh Arena in …

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