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Dan McFarland: South Africa Trip Came At A Cost For Ulster

A depleted Ulster fell to their heaviest defeat in the history of the club against a rejuvenated Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday evening.  The result brought to an end their unbeaten run during this season’s PRO14 campaign. While head coach, Dan McFarland admits that the team failed to give a good account of themselves, he insists that there are …

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Provinces Name Teams Ahead Of Crucial Inter-Pro Weekend

Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Ulster have all named their teams ahead of this weekend’s interprovincial games in the Guinness Pro14. Connacht take on current Pro14 champions Leinster at the Showgrounds on Saturday at 17:15 as Ulster travel to Thomond Park to take on struggling Munster at 19:35. Dave Heffernan is named as captain for Connacht as Ultan Dillane partners Quinn …

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Jerry Flannery: South Africa Trip Won’t Have Weakened Ulster

Munster defensive coach, Jerry Flannery has insisted that this weekend’s opponents, Ulster will not be weakened as a result of their recent trip to South Africa.  Ulster returned unbeaten from their trip to the Southern Hemisphere which saw them earn a hard-fought 39-all draw with Toyota Cheetahs following their 28-7 win over Southern Kings five days earlier. Last season, Munster faced …

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Jean Kleyn Signs New Three-Year Extension With Munster

Munster second row, Jean Kleyn has signed a three-year extension that will see him remain with the province until June 2022.  The 25-year-old South African made his debut with the province in 2016 and has scored six tries in 42 appearances. Kleyn says he is delighted to get a further opportunity to make his mark. “I’m very happy to sign …

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Excellent Cardiff Blues Beat Munster At Arms Park

Cardiff Blues managed to do enough to see off Munster and take home the points after today’s Guinness Pro14 showdown. FT: Cardiff Blues 37 – 13 Munster It wasn’t to be the Irish side’s night as they came up against a very strong Cardiff performance over the course of the 80 minutes in Wales. For the first half, it was …

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Stander & Taute Return As Munster Ring Changes For Cardiff Trip

CJ Stander will make his first appearance this season for Munster as they take on Cardiff Blues in the Pro14 on Friday night. JJ Hanrahan comes into the side at full-back and there is an all-changed centre partnership with Jaco Taute making his first start since returning from injury alongside Rory Scannell. Hanrahan joins Andrew Conway and Darren Sweetnam in …

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Watch: Joey Carbery Scores His First Try For Munster

Joey Carbery managed to score his first ever try for Munster today as his side met Ospreys in today’s PRO14 action. What a way to do it, as well. The debut of the former Leinster man Joey Carbery was one of the most eagerly-anticipated moments of the start of this campaign and now, he has scored his first try. It …

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Former Munster Boss Erasmus Claims Job On Line Vs All-Blacks

South Africa coach Johan “Rassie” Erasmus admitted Monday his job may be on the line against the All Blacks this weekend after two straight defeats in the Rugby Championship left his six-month tenure in serious jeopardy.  South Africa head into Saturday’s match on the back of losses to Australia and Argentina, with memories of a 57-0 drubbing the last time …

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Watch: Thomond Park Gives Joey Carbery A Riveting Welcome

Thomond Park let their feelings be known as Joey Carbery made his Munster debut in today’s PRO14 opener. Cheetahs were the opponent and with 53 minutes gone, all was going to plan for Munster in today’s PRO14 opener with them leading by a score of 17-0. Then, with the job seemingly all-but-done for the day, their marquee signing of the …

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Watch: Shane Daly Thrills Crowd With Superb Last Ditch Tackle

Shane Daly came through with an absolutely cracking last-ditch tackle to save his Munster side’s blushes in their PRO14 opener today. Munster hosted Cheetahs in Thomond Park today and in the second-half, after pulling ahead by a score of 12-0, Shane Daly denied their opponents their opening points with a fantastic tackle. Daly, who is an Ireland Sevens international, made his …

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Irish Provinces Unveil Their Teams For Pro14 Opener

With us now edging ever closer to the start of this season’s Pro14 campaign, we now know how each of the Irish teams involved will line out. With Connacht, Munster, and Ulster set to play on Saturday and Leinster opening things up on Friday, here are your teams for the opening fixtures of this year’s Pro14 campaign. Connacht’s starting fifteen for …

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Munster Confirm Short-Term Signing Of Scrum-Half Alby Mathewson

Munster have confirmed that they have signed New Zealand scrum-half Alby Mathewson on a short-term deal. Following an injury to Conor Murray, it was evident that the Irish province would need some additional cover to bolster their ranks. Now, according to a statement on their official website, Alby Mathewson will join up with the Munster camp on a four-month deal. Short-Term …

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Leinster Lead The Way In PRO14 Dream Team Nominations

Eleven players from Leinster’s PRO14 winning squad have been nominated for the competition’s 2017/2018 dream team. Jordan Larmour, James Lowe and Luke McGrath are among the Leinster nominees for the team that will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday night, prior to the launch of the new PRO14 season on Tuesday. Jacob Stockdale, John Cooney and Charles Piutau …

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Development Competition To Be Held Between Welsh And Irish Clubs

The IRFU and the WRU have joined forces to launch a new development competition called ‘The Celtic Cup’. The aim of the competition is to introduce emerging professional players to the week-to-week challenges of playing senior rugby. It will run for seven weeks and include development squads from Munster, Connacht, Ulster, Leinster, Cardiff Blues, the Scarlets, the Dragons and Ospreys. IRFU & WRU …

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