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“James Has Received A Doping Ban & That Will Always Be Associated With Him”

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Munster Rugby CEO Ian Flanagan has said that he is happy with the investigative process which was undertaken regarding the anti-doping violation committed by James Cronin.  Cronin received a one-month ban after testing positive for the banned substances, prednisolone and prednisone, after Munster’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 last November. Cronin’s ban is considered lenient by some, particularly Sport …

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Ronan O’Gara On The “Disturbing” Reaction To Meeting The Queen

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Ronan O’Gara has enjoyed one of the most prestigious careers in Irish Rugby, winning two Heineken Cups, one Grand Slam and was a three-time British & Irish Lions tourist. Throughout his near two-decade playing career, countless iconic photographs of O’Gara have been snapped from celebrating his Grand-Slam winning drop-goal to Munster’s Heineken Cup glory. However, one photograph which still lingers …

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Pundit Arena Daily Rugby Trivia Challenge – Day 18

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Welcome to day 18 of Pundit Arena’s daily rugby trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. https://t.co/4FBA9OJ9lR — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) May 24, 2020 So, for example, if the clue was, ‘Munster play here,’ the answer would be, ‘Thomond …

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Munster’s Tyler Bleyendaal To Retire From Rugby With Immediate Effect

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Munster Rugby have announced that out-half Tyler Bleyendaal has retired from rugby with immediate effect due to a neck injury. The 29-year-old last lined out for the province against Ospreys in November 2019 and has been advised to retire from professional rugby on medical grounds. Bleyendaal joined the province from the Crusaders in January 2015, making his debut in September …

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Munster Provide Update On Arrival Of New Signings

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Munster Rugby have confirmed that South African World Cup winner Damian de Allende has arrived in Ireland with he and the rest of their new signings due to commence their contracts on July 1. Under current government measures, passengers from abroad must complete a public health passenger locator form and self-isolate for a 14-day period. According to a statement on …

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O’Gara Documents The Beginning Of His Bitter Rivalry With Sexton

Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton are a unique duo. Opposing fly-halves from one of rugby’s fiercest rivalries, Munster and Leinster, which gradually transformed into a battle for the Ireland number 10 jersey. O’Gara desperate to keep his spot, Sexton vying to take it from him. However, upon the Munster man’s retirement in 2013, both O’Gara and Sexton found themselves at …

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How Donncha O’Callaghan Hilariously Gatecrashed A Munster Meeting

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Donncha O’Callaghan enjoyed a glittering career with both Munster and Ireland with two Heineken Cups and a Grand Slam just some of the achievements under the belt.  However, the towering second row was known for more than just his performances on the pitch. During his time in the spotlight, the charismatic O’Callaghan garnered a reputation as a jokester and the …

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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

Munster Scarlets Punch

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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