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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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Report: Ex-Welsh Coach Mike Ruddock Linked With Munster Role

Former Grand Slam winning Welsh coach Mike Ruddock has been linked with a move to Munster as they look to fill the soon to be vacant coaching positions at the club. The Limerick Leader are reporting that Ruddock is on Munster’s shortlist to replace Jerry Flannery as forwards coach after the former Irish international turned down the offer of a …

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Johann Van Graan Happy For Munster Win By Any Means Necessary

Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has insisted that he doesn’t need to see “pretty rugby” from his players in their PRO14 quarter-final with Benetton as long as they get the win.  A loss against the Italian side in Thomond Park on Saturday would bring Munster’s season to an end after they exited the Heineken Champions Cup at the hands …

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Murray Fit For Quarter-Final As Earls & Carbery Return To Training

Conor Murray Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has confirmed that Conor Murray will be available for selection for their Guinness PRO14 quarter-final against Benetton on Saturday.  The scrum-half was forced to miss their final group game against Connacht last Saturday after he picked up a neck injury during the warm-up. Van Graan revealed afterwards that his withdrawal from the matchday squad …

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Provinces Name Teams For Pivotal Final Round Of PRO14

Provinces teams PRO14

The final interprovincial derbies of the regular PRO14 season will take place this weekend with Munster welcoming Connacht to Thomond Park while reigning champions, Leinster, travel to Kingspan Stadium to face Ulster.  It is a must-win game for Johann van Graan’s side in Limerick if they are to have any hope of topping PRO14 Conference A and qualifying directly for the …

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Munster Confirm Jaco Taute Move To Leicester Tigers

Jaco Taute

Munster have confirmed that South African centre, Jaco Taute, will join Leicester Tigers at the beginning of the next season.  The announcement comes hours after the Premiership club confirmed the signing of Leinster centre, Noel Reid. Taute was first brought to the province in September 2016 as a replacement for the injured Francis Saili and made his debut the following …

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Saracens V Munster: Choose Combined XV From Starting Teams

Munster Saracens

Saracens face Munster in a highly-anticipated Heineken Champions Cup semi-final in Ricoh Arena in Coventry tomorrow (Kick-off 3pm). Both Mark McCall and Johann van Graan have named their sides for the clash with the Irish province having to do without the services of Joey Carbery and Keith Earls with Tyler Bleyendaal and Darren Sweetnam named instead. Meanwhile, captain, Brad Barritt, …

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Blow For Munster As Keith Earls Misses Semi-Final With Saracens

Munster Keith Earls Saracens

Munster have confirmed that Keith Earls will miss their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens through injury, with Darren Sweetnam replacing him on the wing.  The 31-year-old, who scored a brace of tries against Edinburgh in the quarter-final, picked up an injury during the game and did not train during the week. Mike Haley was a late withdrawal in BT …

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Benvenuti Receives Two Week Ban For High Challenge On Archer

Tommaso Benvenuti has received a two-week ban for his high challenge on Stephen Archer during Munster’s 37-28 win over Benetton Treviso on Friday. The centre was reported by the Citing Commissioner in charge for an infringement of Law 9.20 – A player must not make contact with an opponent above the line of the shoulders. The player was shown a …

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D’Arcy: Carbery Won’t Be A Loss If Conor Murray Can Make His Mark

Conor Murray Tyler Bleyendaal

Gordon D’Arcy believes Conor Murray will need to stamp his authority in their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens in order to fill the void left by Joey Carbery. Carbery has been deemed as “highly unlikely” to start the game after being withdrawn during their quarter-final win over Edinburgh after 36 minutes with the hamstring injury that prematurely ended his …

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