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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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Johnny Sexton: “Ill-Discipline Cost Leinster Dearly”

A normally-composed and clinical Leinster side were left to wonder what went wrong last evening as a series of poor tackles and cards, led to their first defeat to Munster in two years. Former Munster scrum-half, Frank Murphy was the referee in Thomond Park for the hot-tempered interprovincial derby but Leinster will have no complaints about his officiating with Munster …

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Poll: Choose Your Combined Leinster/Munster Starting XV

Munster Leinster

Reigning PRO14 champions, Leinster, travel to Thomond Park on Saturday to take on Munster in the return fixture of their Guinness PRO14 interprovincial derby. Munster have only won one out of their last eight clashes with their provincial rivals and will be hungry for revenge after the manner in which they lost the last encounter in the Aviva Stadium in …

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Watch: Baloucoune Only Receives A Yellow Card For Tackle On Sweetnam

Ulster are currently in PRO14 action against Munster at Kingspan Stadium. It’s been a bruising affair, characterised by one of the very first actions of the game. Within the first ten seconds, the home support’s singing of Stand Up For The Ulster Men was punctuated by Robert Baloucoune clattering into Darren Sweetnam in the air as the Munster winger collected …

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Jaco Taute To Captain Munster For Tomorrow’s Interpro Derby

Munster’s Jaco Taute will captain his side for the first time as they face off against Ulster in tomorrow’s interpro derby. Tomorrow’s pivotal Guinness PRO14 matchup will see Munster coach Johann van Graan make 13 changes to the side he picked last time around as they take on Ulster in the Kingspan Stadium. Both teams were unveiled alongside one other via each …

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Second-Row Crisis Worsens For McFarland As Ulster Prepare For Munster

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland admitted yesterday the long-term injuries sustained by Iain Henderson and Matthew Rea have deepened the second-row crisis at the province. In a press release issued on Monday, it was revealed that both players have undergone thumb surgery and are expected to be sidelined for up to 10 weeks. This places them on the treatment table …

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Joey Carbery To Partner Murray Who Hits 120 Caps Against Castres

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Johann van Graan has made one change to his side for their return fixture against Castres tomorrow, as Joey Carbery has recovered from his hamstring injury that saw him miss out on last week’s 30-5 win in Limerick. Carbery was withdrawn prior to kick-off in Thomond Park and was replaced by man-of-the-match, JJ Hanrahan, who moves to the bench this …

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Joe El Abd: Castres Need Full Points Against Munster To Survive

Castres

Castres Olmpiques coach, Joe El Abd, has warned his side that they need to get maximum points from next week’s return fixture with Munster to stay alive in the Heineken Champions Cup. Munster dominated proceedings in Limerick today with 66% possession but they failed to make that count in the first half due to a large number of errors. They …

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Simon Zebo Amongst The Tries Again As Rampant Racing Down Leicester

Last season’s beaten finalists Racing92 took a big step towards the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a convincing 36-26 win over Leicester Tigers on Sunday. The ambitious French side secured a bonus point after less than 35 minutes as their backs ran riot on La Defense Arena’s artificial pitch. Among the five try scorers was former Ireland international, Simon Zebo who …

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Sloppy Munster Turn On The Style Late On To Down Castres

Munster 30 Castres 5 Munster have secured their second win in the Champions Cup with a dominant performance over Castres Olympique at Thomond Park this afternoon.  Johann van Graan’s side had to do so without the services of Joey Carbery and Chris Farrell who were ruled out prior to kick-off but Carbery’s replacement, JJ Hanrahan, proved more than up to the …

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