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Bleyendaal Captains Munster In PRO14 Clash With Dragons


Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has made 13 changes to his side for their PRO14 clash with Dragons at Rodney Parade on Saturday.  Tyler Bleyendaal captains the team from inside centre with full-back Mike Haley and lock Jean Kleyn the only starters from the Exeter clash to keep their places. Darren Sweetnam and Ronan O’Mahony are named on the …

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Dates & Times Set For Champions Cup Quarter-Finals

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The EPCR have finalised the details for the upcoming Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals, that see three of the Irish provinces. Munster will travel to BT Murrayfield for the first of three quarter-finals on Saturday, March 30, following their hard-fought win over Exeter last weekend. Kick off there is 12.45pm and the game will be broadcast live on Channel 4, Virgin Media, BT …

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Tyler Bleyendaal: Ireland Call-Up Is “Long Way Away”

Tyler Bleyendaal Munster

Munster out-half, Tyler Bleyendaal, has conceded that his goal of playing for Ireland is still “a long way away” as he continues to reintegrate back into the Munster squad following a lengthy injury.  The New Zealand native has been qualified to play for the country of his residency since last year and has trained with Joe Schmidt’s side in Carton …

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Carbery: My Goal Is To Overtake Sexton As First Choice

Joey Carbery Johnny Sexton

Munster out-half, Joey Carbery, has revealed that one of his major goals is to overtake Jonathan Sexton as the best Irish No.10, and not to simply wait for him to retire.  Carbery served his apprenticeship under the World Player of the Year at Leinster and Ireland, but when his appearances came more often at full-back rather than out-half, he made the …

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Ian Keatley To Join Treviso At The End Of The Season

Ian Keatley

Munster have confirmed that out-half, Ian Keatley, will join Benetton Treviso at the end of the season, after eight years with the province. Keatley joined Munster from Connacht ahead of the 2011/12 season, originally signing a two-year contract as a replacement for Paul Warwick. He made his debut against Dragons in September 2011. Since then, he has scored 1,247 points in …

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Watch: Stroe Sees Red As Exeter Set Up Showdown With Munster

Stroe Red card Exeter Castres

Exeter revived their bid to qualify for the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup with a 34-12 win over 14-man Castres at Sandy Park on Sunday. The Chiefs, top of the English Premiership, needed to win their final two group fixtures, against French club Castres and two-time European champions Munster, to have a chance of reaching the knockout phase. Exeter, …

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Haley: “We Need To Take This Group By The Scruff Of Its Neck”

Mike Haley Munster

Munster full-back, Mike Haley, has urged his teammates to embrace the challenge that Gloucester will provide tonight in Kingsholm in their Pool 2 Heineken Champions Cup encounter.  Johann van Graan has named a strong team for the encounter with Chris Farrell deemed fit to play following a positive scan on his knee earlier this week. Gloucester have had their own …

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Munster Centre Chris Farrell Fit To Feature Against Gloucester

Chris Farrell Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has made six changes to his side to face Gloucester in the Heineken Champions Cup tomorrow night, with Chris Farrell named in the starting XV. Farrell returned from injury against Connacht last week but appeared to pick up a knock during the 24-31 win in Galway, however, following a scan on his knee this …

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Conor Murray Reveals “Hurt” Over Rumours Of Failed Drugs Test

Conor Murray of Munster and Ireland

Munster and Ireland scrum-half, Conor Murray, has admitted that rumours that he failed a drugs test last season “hurt” both him and his family.  Murray missed the start of the 2018/2019 season due to a neck injury that he sustained during Ireland’s tour of Australia last summer. The decision to withhold information on his recovery led to rumours surrounding the nature …

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Peter O’Mahony Relishing Visit To Boyhood Haunt Kingsholm

Peter O'Mahony Munster

Munster captain, Peter O’Mahony has fond memories of Kingsholm from his time in the stands supporting his team as a child, and he’s hoping to create some more when Munster travel there on Friday to face Gloucester in their Heineken Champions Cup encounter.  Johann van Graan’s side were comprehensive winners when Gloucester visited Thomond Park in October with tries from …

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Danny Cipriani Feels “Ready To Go” Against Munster

Gloucester outhalf, Danny Cipriani, could return from injury to feature in his side’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with Munster this weekend.  The 31-year-old last featured for the Premiership club in last month’s Champions Cup game against Exeter where he suffered an injury to his pectoral muscle. Head coach, Johan Ackermann, is giving the English flyhalf every opportunity to prove his …

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Injured Stars Return To Munster Starting XV For Connacht Clash

Chris Farrell Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has made seven changes to his side for their PRO14 clash against Connacht tomorrow evening in a sold-out Sportsground. Peter O’Mahony captains the side as Chris Farrell returns from injury with Tommy O’Donnell, Alex Wootton, Alby Mathewson, Jeremy Loughman and Arno Botha also coming into the starting XV. Billy Holland is named among the …

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O’Driscoll: Sexton Can Come Across As “Confrontational” Toward Refs

Former Leinster and Ireland centre Brian O’Driscoll has outlined that he believes Johnny Sexton can come across as “confrontational” when discussing issues with the referee during a game. Sexton, who captained his province during their defeat to Munster last weekend, has come under scrutiny following the feisty affair which saw teammate James Lowe sent off as well as a number …

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James Lowe Faces Hearing As Sexton & Furlong Escape Punishment

Munster Leinster Andrew Conway James Lowe

Leinster pair Johnny Sexton and Tadhg Furlong have escaped punishment but winger James Lowe will face a hearing following their sides’ feisty affair with Munster over the weekend. According to Des Berry in The Independent, neither man will be cited for their respective incidents in Munster’s victory over their inter-provincial rivals. Sexton was involved in an incident in the 55th …

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