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Champions Cup Power Rankings Ahead Of The Knockout Stages

The Champions Cup pool stages officially came to a close on Sunday. Four-time champions Toulouse fought off a late fightback from last season’s Pro 12 champions Connacht, while Wasps wrapped up a bonus point victory over a spirited Zebre. Toulouse and Wasps will now join Clermont, Saracens, Leinster, Munster, Glasgow and Toulon in the knockout stages as the competition intensifies ahead …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Munster’s 22-10 Win Over Racing 92

1. What Happens When An Opponent Matches Munster Up Front? Throughout their pool campaign, Munster have been able to wrestle opponents into submission using their forward pack. Racing however had the ability to frustrate Munster for long periods. Although Simon Zebo crossed for Munster’s opening try as the first half came to a conclusion, it took a long time in …

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Munster’s Rassie Erasmus Has Addressed Those Worrying Springboks Rumours

Success brings opportunity and for Munster’s Director of Rugby Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus, it has led to rumours of a potential move home to take over from current Springboks head coach Allister Coetzee. According to Rugby365, Erasmus was reported to be headed to his homeland ‘soon’ for discussions with the South Africa Rugby Union about potentially replacing Coetzee following a dismal …

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Frank Quinn Column: The Pro12 Looks Set To Dominate The Champions Cup Quarter-Final Line Up

Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

Although Munster are home and hosed with a game to spare, Rassie Erasmus will be leaving nothing to chance in their last pool match against Racing 92. The opportunity to claim a home quarter-final in Thomond Park so as to swell the province’s financial coffers, and to further foster the positive atmosphere that currently surrounds Munster Rugby has unexpectantly become available. …

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Opinion: Headache For Rugby’s Administrators Only Getting Worse After More Concussion Controversy

In the second half of Munster’s crucial European Rugby Champions Cup win over the Glasgow Warriors, scrum-half Conor Murray was on the receiving end of a bad blow to the head. This collision was accidental but still, it was clear with the referee’s reaction that Murray was clearly hurt. This collision was accidental but still, it was clear with the …

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Donncha O’Callaghan In Talks To Join French Second-Tier Club [Report]

Pre-Season Friendly, Irish Independent Park, Cork 26/8/2016 Munster vs Worcester Warriors Worcester Warriors Donncha O'Callaghan

Munster legend Donncha O’Callaghan could be set for a move to France, according to a report on Monday morning. Midi Olympique have alleged that the 37-year-old has met with officials from French second-tier Pro D2 side RC Narbonne, with a view to potentially joining the Occitanie-based side. Meanwhile, @midi_olympique reports that Donncha O’Callaghan could be set to join Narbonne. He’s alleged …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 5, RDS, Dublin 13/1/2017 Leinster vs Montpellier Leinster's Jack Conan breaks free to score his sides second try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Irish provinces enjoyed their best weekend since the formation of the European Rugby Champions Cup in 2014. Victories for Leinster and Munster ensured their passage into the quarter-finals, and home draws must surely await as the Irish powerhouses face the already knocked out Castres and Racing 92 respectively in the final round of pool games. Although Connacht sit at …

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Report: EPCR To Investigate Munster Over Handling Of Suspected Conor Murray Concussion


European Professional Club Rugby are reportedly set to launch an investigation into Munster’s handling of Conor Murray’s possible concussion after the Ireland scrum-half came off second best in a challenge with Glasgow lock Tim Swinson on Saturday. The incident in question occurred in the 62nd minute when Swinson caught Murray’s jaw with his elbow, after which the scrum-half lay motionless on the …

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Media Round On Munster Following Possible Conor Murray Concussion

No sooner than Munster began celebrating their hard fought 14-12 win over the Glasgow Warriors, controversy began brewing in the background. As the physical encounter reached it’s climax,  Conor Murray was removed from the field of play so as to undergo a head injury assessment. The incident in question occurred in the 62nd minute when Glasgow’s Tim Swinson caught Murray’s …

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Watch: Great Scenes In The Victorious Munster Dressing Room As Stander And O’Mahony Share Some Love


Munster edged Glasgow 14-12 on Saturday evening after a dogged performance saw the province through to the next round of the Champions Cup. Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander put in phenomenal performances in the back row and they shared a brilliant embrace in the dressing room after the game. WATCH: @Munsterrugby celebrate in style after brutal contest with @GlasgowWarriors #GLAvMUN …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Munster’s Intense 14-12 Win Over The Glasgow Warriors

1. The Contrasting Game Plans The contrasting styles employed by the Glasgow Warriors and Munster made this tussle so intriguing during the build up. Glasgow want to play at tempo by continually moving the ball and changing the point of contact, while Munster look to attack the fringes and utilise Conor Murray’s box kicks. Throughout the game, Glasgow attempted to add pace at …

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