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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

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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

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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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Keith Earls On Glory Days: “In My Eyes I Have No Medal”

It has been 10 years since Munster last lifted a trophy at European level, despite numerous attempts, and the team are more desperate than ever to relive the glory days, according to Keith Earls.  The Limerick winger is the only surviving member of that 2008 squad, however, he played no part in the campaign that saw the province beat Toulouse …

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Jack Nowell Likely To Miss Munster Clash With Hamstring Injury

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Jack Nowell will likely be ruled out of Exeter Chief’s Heineken Champions Cup clashes with Castres and Munster as he recovers from a hamstring injury picked up while on international duty. The winger missed England’s final November Test match against Australia after sustaining the injury in training and was replaced by Joe Cokanasiga. He featured in their previous three encounters …

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Munster To Manage Return Of Murray & Co Ahead Of Crucial Period

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, won’t be rushing players like Conor Murray and Chris Farrell straight back into action as they face into an important time on the domestic and European front.  Both Farrell and Murray were introduced at the 50-minute mark during the bonus point win over Zebre at the weekend but despite being back to full fitness, …

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Murray & Farrell Return As Munster Secure Bonus-Point Win In Italy

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Munster 32 Zebre 7 Munster secured a bonus point win over an error-strewn Zebre side in Italy this evening in what was a far-from-convincing performance. Johann van Graan was forced into a change before the game with Bill Johnston replacing JJ Hanrahan due to illness but the South African will have been pleased to welcome back Chris Farrell and  Conor …

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Conor Murray To Make Munster Return This Weekend

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Conor Murray could well feature for Munster as he is named in Johann van Graan’s matchday squad for his side’s Pro14 clash with Zebre. Murray took part in full training yesterday alongside his teammates and according to the recently-released squad set to take on Zebre this weekend, we could well see the Ireland international finally return to the fold. He …

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Scannell Penalty Ensures Munster Survive Cheetahs Scare

Toyota Cheetahs 26 Munster 30 A late penalty from substitute, Rory Scannell plus an impressive display from Kevin O’Byrne saw Munster sneak a win against a hardened Cheetahs side this afternoon. Johann van Graan’s side were well in control at half-time but poor defence and three second-half tries from the home side saw the game go right down to the …

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Munster & Leinster Name Starting XVs For South African Clashes

Munster and Leinster have named their starting XV’s ahead of their Guinness Pro 14 games against the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings respectively this weekend. The Southern province hand fly-half Bill Johnston his first start in the competition and also give a debut to Fineen Wycherly as they make four changes for the trip to South Africa. New Zealand centre …

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