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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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Hanrahan Points Munster To Crucial Bonus-Point Win Over Benetton


Benetton 28 Munster 37 Munster continued their hunt for the top spot in Conference B with a hard-fought win over Benetton in Italy this evening.  Seventeen points from the boot of JJ Hanrahan, as well as tries from Rhys Marshall, Dan Goggin, Shane Daly and Alby Mathewson, saw Johann van Graan’s men eventually secure the win following a topsy-turvy beginning …

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Sam Arnold: “The Blood Donors Literally Kept My Sister Alive”

Sam Arnold Munster

Munster player, Sam Arnold, has urged people to give blood, revealing that his sister receives regular donations for a rare genetic disorder.  According to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, only three percent of eligible Irish people give blood while 3,000 blood donors are required every week in this country. The Munster centre revealed that his sister has needed blood donations …

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Earls Brace Rescues Dramatic Win For Munster Over Edinburgh

Edinburgh 13 Munster 17 Munster are through to the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final following a hard-fought win over Edinburgh in BT Murrayfield this afternoon.  It was a Munster display littered with mistakes and despite Edinburgh’s dominance, Richard Cockerill’s side were left to rue early opportunities that they turned down as a 72nd minute try for Keith Earls, his second, secured …

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Mike Haley Ruled Out Of Champions Cup Quarter-Final Clash

Munster have been dealt a blow ahead of their Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Edinburgh as Mike Haley has been ruled out of the game. The full-back was ruled out through illness and will be replaced by Andrew Conway in the 15 jersey. Cork native, Darren Sweetnam will take Conway’s place on the wing with Keith Earls remaining on the …

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Joey Carbery Extends Munster Contract To 2022

Joey Carbery

Munster fly-half, Joey Carbery, has signed a new contract that will see him remain with the province until 2022. Carbery joined the Southern province from Leinster last Summer and has added a two-year extension to his current two-year deal after settling in excellently at Thomond Park. The 23-year old is the Champions Cup top-scorer so far this season with 68 …

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Chris Farrell: “I’m Ramped Up, I’m Ready To Play Already”

Munster centre, Chris Farrell, needs no extra motivation to get him ready for this weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Edinburgh.  After a thundering start last year, his season was cruelly cut short when he suffered an ACL injury during an open Six Nations training session. He was forced to watch on from the sidelines as his Munster teammates …

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Munster Rugby Report Online Abuse Of Players To Gardai


Munster Rugby have reported incidents of ‘offensive online harassment and abuse’ of their players to An Garda Siochána, according to a report in the Limerick Leader. The online abuse, directed at a number of players across various social media channels, is of a personal manner and not in regards to sport. In a statement released to the paper, a spokesperson …

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Van Graan: ‘Players Go Through Ebbs & Flows In Their Careers’

Johann van Graan Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has defended the form of his players involved in Ireland’s Six Nations campaign as they prepare to return to the provincial camp. The performances of many Munster players including Conor Murray, CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony were criticised through the disappointing campaign, especially during last week’s loss to Wales in the Principality Stadium. The Irish …

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