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Determined Ronan O’Gara Sets Sights On Head Coaching Job

Ronan O’Gara has reflected on his coaching career so far and stated his intention to become a head coach at some time in the near future.  O’Gara, Ireland’s second most-capped player and highest ever points scorer, was speaking at the launch of #AnswerIrelandsCall as a part of the Guinness Series 2018. The Cork man retired in 2013 and could have easily taken …

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Tyler Bleyendaal Set To Captain Munster On Injury Return


Munster have announced that Tyler Bleyendaal will captain the province for their game against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Sunday. The New Zealand centre has not featured for Munster’s senior side in eight months due to a neck injury and this will act as a huge boost for Bleyendaal as he is given the armband for the game against the …

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Earls & Kearney Return To Starting Lineups For Munster & Leinster

The Munster and Leinster teams have been announced for their respective games against Glasgow Warriors and Benetton Rugby on Saturday.  Nine of the 11 Munster players called up to the Ireland squad earlier this week are included in the 23. Peter O’Mahony captains the team and Keith Earls, fresh from signing a contract extension, returns as one of seven changes …

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Keith Earls Signs New Two-Year Deal With Munster

Munster and Ireland winger, Keith Earls has signed a contract extension with the IRFU that will see him remain with the province until June 2021.  The Moyross man missed Munster’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with Gloucester through injury but was reintroduced to team training this week ahead of their clash against Glasgow this weekend. Happy Thursday! Munster Rugby and the …

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Ulster Announce Retirement Of Springbok Jean Deysel

Ulster have today announced the retirement of 33-year-old flanker Jean Deysel from professional rugby with immediate effect. The South African had a tremendous career which included stints with the Lions and the Sharks in his homeland, as well as short spells with Japanese side Toyota Verblitz and most notably fellow Irish province Munster. Sad news. Thank you for your contribution …

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14-Man Castres Outmuscle Exeter As They Chase Munster In Pool Two

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Despite falling two tries behind and then playing 34 minutes one-man down, Castres dominated Exeter for long stretches to win their European Champions Cup match, 29-25, on Saturday. Exeter grabbed an early 14 point lead as Santiago Cordero broke through two tackles to scored after eight minutes then six minutes later Matt Kvesic erupted from the middle of a maul …

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Munster Announce Contract Extensions & Confirm McCarthy Signing

Munster have confirmed the signing of scrum-half Nick McCarthy from Leinster as well as announcing a host of new contract extensions for their current squad. McCarthy moves to Thomond Park on a two-year deal and will be a solid understudy to Conor Murray in scrum-half ranks, with the 23-year old joining at the start of the 2019/20 season. It’s unclear …

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Report: Nick McCarthy To Join Munster Next Season

Nick McCarthy will reportedly leave Leinster next season to become Conor Murray’s understudy at Munster. According to The Irish Times, the 23-year-old scrumhalf will follow the career path of Joey Carbery and Andrew Conway by leaving Leinster to further his playing prospects. It’s unclear if Conor Murray’s current understudies, Duncan Williams (32), who produced a career performance in Exeter last weekend …

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Tyler Bleyendaal Named On Bench For Munster A This Weekend

Tyler Bleyendaal has officially been named on the bench for the Munster A side scheduled to face Leinster this weekend.  Bleyendaal has been on the long road to recovery for the last year since injuring his neck last October. The fly-half has endured a nasty string of injuries that have forced several delays to him kickstarting his Munster career but …

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Fixtures Confirmed For 2019 Leinster & Munster Hurling Championships

Munster champions, Cork will begin their title defence at home to Tipperary while beaten finalists Clare face an away game against Waterford in the first round of the Munster championship. The only glaring issue from last year’s inaugural round-robin format was the fact that two teams, in both Leinster and Munster, had to play four games in four weeks, resulting in …

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Major Blow For Munster As Mathewson Doubt For Exeter Clash

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Munster will be sweating on the fitness of their newly-installed scrum-half, Alby Mathewson as he looks to be an injury doubt ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup opener against Exeter on Saturday. The New Zealander, who was brought in by the club as cover for the injured Conor Murray, suffered a leg injury in the 30-22 loss to Leinster in …

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