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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 Carbery was withdrawn prior to kick-off in Thomond Park and was replaced by man-of-the-match, JJ Hanrahan, who moves to the bench this …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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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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