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#Munster

# munster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

Munster cruise to 20-point win in Italy to secure Pro12 home semi-final

Darren Sweetnam bagged a brace of tries, while Simon Zebo, Alex Wootton and Jack O’Donoghue also touched down.

# munster-rugby - Friday 28 April, 2017

'I just hope I left the odd mark along the way' - ex-Munster player Coughlan set to retire

The former Munster number eight has called time on his playing career.

Ex-Ireland U20s prop Betts playing in Australia but will return to Leicester

The 20-year-old prop is gaining experience on the other side of the world.

# munster-rugby - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Analysis: 4 minutes that sum up Saracens' brilliance against Munster

In an utterly absorbing passage of play, Saracens killed off the Champions Cup semi-final.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Munster will need to make several changes for this weekend's return to Pro12 action

The province also say that scrum-half Conor Murray remains a doubt ahead of the trip to Treviso.

# munster-rugby - Monday 24 April, 2017

European exits for Leinster and Munster but progress has been made

The eastern province were the closer to reaching the Champions Cup final.

'I’ve never been speculating' - Erasmus says he is staying with Munster

The South African director of rugby says he will remain with the province in the coming years.

# munster-rugby - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'We said on the pitch afterwards that we aren't going to let this be the full stop'

Simon Zebo believes the best is yet to come from this Munster squad.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 22 April, 2017

McCall believes Saracens can be better and sees brighter future for Munster

The Sarries director of rugby was impressed with Munster’s work rate.

'A diamond gets formed out of coal when it gets put under pressure'

Rassie Erasmus believes this defeat is part of Munster’s journey.

Rassie: 'The reality is, Saracens are 15-20 points better than us'

Defending champions end Munster’s European adventure in Dublin.

Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens

Mark McCall’s side were superb once again and emerged with a deserved 26-10 win.

As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Champions Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Champions Cup semi-final

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Rassie Erasmus’ side faced the defending champions with a place in the final at stake.

'The buzz is back and it's amazing but the spark was unfortunately the passing of Anthony'

Six months after an abject performance at the Aviva Stadium against Leinster, Munster return to the capital today for a Champions Cup semi-final. A lot has changed in those six months.

Jones a key part of the picture in Munster and Schmidt calls on him too

The 29-year-old has transitioned into coaching after being forced to retire in 2015.

'We've got a few plans up our sleeve' - Munster hungry to upset Saracens

Rassie Erasmus feels this Champions Cup semi-final is a litmus tests for his team.

Irishman McCall's Saracens were once modelled on Munster and Leinster

The former Ulster head coach has masterminded the Premiership club’s rise.

Poll: Who do you think will win this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals? Crystal Ball Gazing This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals?

Munster, Saracens, Leinster and Clermont are all chasing final places.

# munster-rugby - Friday 21 April, 2017

Analysis: Saracens' rugby league traits are a major danger to Munster

Mark McCall’s men use screen passes and grubber kicks to great effect.

'No setback' for Murray as Keatley gets set to cover scrum-half for Munster

Rassie Erasmus still doesn’t know when Murray will return.

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams 9

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams

Mark McCall has been impressed by Munster’s work rate this season.

Conor Murray misses Munster's European Champions Cup semi-final

It was revealed this week the scrum-half suffered a setback with his recovery from injury.

'I'm sure they're aware of the army of red that's going to come to the Aviva'

Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell will be a keen spectator at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

# munster-rugby - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Murray emerges as Lions doubt after Gatland reveals neurologist visit

The Lions boss stated that Murray is suffering with a neck injury.

'I'm a father, I'm a husband, then I'm a rugby player' - Munster's Earls

The Ireland international wing has learned to be part of a new Munster modus operandi.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Munster in a happy place after transformation under Rassie Erasmus

Saracens provide their greatest test yet this weekend in Dublin.

'I think he will be good to go for the Lions series and hopefully sooner for us'

Munster boss Rassie Erasmus has full confidence in ‘unsung hero’ Duncan Williams.

# munster-rugby - Monday 17 April, 2017

Stander and Scannell boosts for Munster but Conor Murray unlikely to play

Rassie Erasmus said he is confident Murray won’t make a ‘surprise return’ against Saracens.

'I don’t think we should be the underdogs when we go into games'

Rassie Erasmus and Peter O’Mahony are keen for Munster to enjoy semi-final week before facing Saracens.

'I'm not expecting anything' - O'Mahony and Ireland stars wait on Lions call

The Munster captain is in the back row mix, with Warren Gatland set to name his squad on Wednesday.

Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final

The scrum-half has a frustrating shoulder issue after suffering a stinger while on Ireland duty.

# munster-rugby - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Munster must take five steps up for 'different animal' semi against Saracens

Rassie Erasmus knows things are going to be a lot tougher at the Aviva Stadium next weekend.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Munster's Conor Murray and Rory Scannell are 'big doubts' to face Saracens

Darren Sweetnam was another to pick up an injury in the win over Ulster.

Munster move top of Pro12 as Ulster miss prime chance to boost play-off hopes

Tries from Keith Earls, Dave O’Callaghan and Angus Lloyd powered the southern province to victory.

As it happened: Munster v Ulster, Pro12

Time is running out for Ulster to claim a place in the Pro12 semi-finals. We went minute-by-minute to see if they can match up to a Munster side with one eye on Saracens.

# munster-rugby - Friday 14 April, 2017

Tyler Bleyendaal to start for Munster while Ulster make 3 changes

The two provinces will square off in the Guinness Pro12 tomorrow at Thomond Park.

Piutau primed for Thomond Park debut against former Blues brother

“I played a lot with him in New Zealand and it’s great to see him back from injury to give him a chance.”

# munster-rugby - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'Once you cross that line, no friends on the field': Old pals Saili and Piutau ready for first derby battle

Francis Saili says talk of his Munster future is “not on the horizon at the moment.”

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Erasmus 'nervous' as Munster injury list mounts ahead of semi-final showdown with Saracens

Conor Murray and CJ Stander are doubts while Donnacha Ryan and Tyler Bleyendaal are recovering from concussions.

# munster-rugby - Monday 10 April, 2017

Bleyendaal and Ryan to follow return to play protocols as Munster wait on Cronin's scan

The pair sustained concussions during the province’s win over Glasgow.

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