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Yesterday’s News

'It's really hard to break Munster at home': Settling for a point doesn't come easy for O'Gara

With the game well in the balance on the hour, O’Gara was gutted to miss out on a win in Thomond Park.

Saturday 21 October, 2017

Erasmus hails Munster's heart to edge Racing battle

‘The guys’ hearts were really big today and the technique was really sound.’

Keatley's kicks, the architect of Munster defence and more talking points

In tough conditions, the southern province claimed a hard-fought win over Racing 92.

Immense defence and big Murray moment gives Munster win over Racing

For an hour, Munster’s first home outing in Europe looked destined for a stalemate in a gruelling weather-hit contest.

Treviso and McKinley give Toulon the fright of their lives

The Dubliner had Treviso in a 29 – 27 lead before heartbreak came with a penalty deep in added time.

Munster must be squeaky clean as Storm Brian and Dan Carter descend on Limerick

Ronan O’Gara’s Racing 92 look well equipped to make it an uncomfortable evening for Munster.

Friday 20 October, 2017

Best and Stockdale on the bench for Ulster's tough trip to La Rochelle

Les Kiss has kept some of his big talents in reserve for Sunday’s meeting with a very heavy-duty La Rochelle side.

Bundee's back as Connacht welcome Worcester in Challenge Cup

Kieran Keane has made nine changes to his side, bu

Keatley and Carter in the 10 shirts as Kleyn bolsters pack for Munster's clash with Racing

Tyler Bleyendaal and Niall Scannell will miss the crucial Champions Cup clash through injury.

Cork's Ciaran Sheehan won't be offered a new AFL contract by Carlton

The dual Eire Og star has endured a torrid time with injuries in Melbourne.

Tuesday 17 October, 2017

A week of technical improvement for Munster before facing another fierce French outfit

Two points on the board, but Munster feel they have a point to prove when ROG and Racing come to Limerick on Saturday.

Monday 16 October, 2017

Rassie: Master of all trades Van Graan well used to pressure situations

The outgoing Munster boss believes his replacement has the work ethic to make up for any lack of experience.

Sunday 15 October, 2017

'In the last two or three minutes we tried hard to throw it away' - Rassie

Munster’s late indiscipline went unpunished in Castres.

Rory Scannell hits hard and more talking points from Munster's draw in Castres

Nobody is ever happy with a draw, but Munster may well look back with pride at the two points they earned today.

Rassie offers assurance that he'll work on as long as Munster need him

Reports in South Africa had suggested that Erasmus could begin his new role as soon as 1 November.

Munster battle out a draw after ferocious contest in Castres

Simon Zebo and Dave KIlcoyne touched down for the southern, but it was their defence which deserves the plaudits.

Anthony Foley documentary delivers the emotional story of a legend we can all relate to

Tomorrow will mark a year since Foley’s untimely death and the emotions still feel raw as some of his closest friends and sisters discuss the man who made Munster.

Saturday 14 October, 2017

‘This Munster team wants to evolve and I can be a key part of that hopefully’

Chris Farrell has always seen himself as more than just ‘an extra forward’ in the back-line, but he’s determined to add more grunt alongside his under-rated handling ability.

Leinster ready to scrap for every point in toughest Champions Cup pool

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen remains wary of Montpellier’s array of talent eve if Aaron Cruden fell foul of injury.

Friday 13 October, 2017

Touch of déjà vu for Cullen as Sexton knock opens door for Ross Byrne

The head coach hopes to see Johnny Sexton, Sean O’Brien and Rory O’Loughlin fit to feature against Glasgow next weekend.

Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests

Meanwhile, Frank Murphy will run the line for Wales’ biggest games next month.

Rested for Leinster, Castres trip a measure of Rory Scannell's rise

Scannell was 17 the last time Munster went away to Castres, now he’s the go-to man in Rassie Erasmus’ midfield.

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Van Graan appointment allows for a welcome focus on Munster's rugby

A mid-November arrival should allow for at least a six-week handover period between Erasmus and the outgoing Springbok assistant.

Munster confirm Johann van Graan to take over as head coach

The province hope to have a work permit for Van Graan by mid-November to allow him begin a transitional takeover from Rassie Erasmus.

Zebo primed for return as Erasmus settles on strongest combinations for Munster

Munster’s director of rugby was happy to name the majority of his back-line, and hints that Tyler Bleyendaal is his first choice at out-half.

'They'll work for that badge until the jersey's ripped off them'

Intensity won’t be a problem for Munster next weekend either.

Monday 9 October, 2017

James Cronin back in full Munster training, but Kleyn still a doubt for Castres

Munster’s second row injury crisis is easing, but fully fit locks are still thin on the ground.

Former RFU director Rob Andrew heaps World Cup blame on Lancaster in his new book

Andrew claims Lancaster was ‘dictatorial’ in the build-up to the tournament.

'We've just got to hang tough, stay tight and things will change': Form not far away for Connacht

Kieran Keane can see the tide beginning to turn for his team, and he’s desperate for that momentum to come.

'Our way of doing things, that’s sustainable': Cullen braced for Montpellier's expensive talent

Leinster’s opening Champions Cup opponents were on an imprssive spending spree last year.

Erasmus: Added attacking threat makes Munster a better contender in Europe this season

The southern province are confident that a sharp upturn in discipline will put them in good position this weekend.

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'The advantage of having an All Black beside you': Stockdale reveling in tandem with Piutau

The young Ulster star has scored on all four of his appearances this campaign, but he’s eager to deflect the credit.

Sunday 8 October, 2017

IRFU working to translate tech and data into fewer injuries and increased quality of movement

The IRFU’s head of athletic development Nick Winkelman demonstrates a new piece of kit under his roof and how the provinces are beginning to collaborate to help players avoid avoidable injuries.

Saturday 7 October, 2017

Leinster get their kicks and more talking points from the inter-pro weekend

Defeats for Connacht and Munster weren’t without their positives either.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14

We went minute-by-minute as Rassie Erasmus tried to topple Leinster in the Aviva Stadium.

Friday 6 October, 2017

'He's got the uncanny ability to beat a tackler': Kiss hails match-winner Stockdale

However, the Ulster director of rugby also insists there is plenty for room for improvement with his young star.

Piutau and Stockdale put the gloss on scrappy inter-pro win for Ulster

The 21-year-old Ireland international’s try finally tilted the contest Ulster’s way.

This is the new jersey Ireland will wear against South Africa in November

Suck in that gut and tighten the belt.

Thursday 5 October, 2017

McCloskey returns for Connacht clash as Ulster aim to bounce back from Zebre humbling

Chris Henry, Kieran Treadwell and Jacob Stockdale are also in harness for the season’s first inter-pro.

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