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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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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

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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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