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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 21 October, 2018

#Munster

# munster - Today’s News

Late slump and injuries a concern as Munster march ahead in pool race

There was a lot to like about the stars Munster had on show and the pool standings are in great shape given the stars they have done without.

# munster - Yesterday’s News

Edinburgh outclass troubled Toulon, while Wasps and Bath play out thrilling draw

Wasps, without Christian Wade, battled back to draw.

'Do we constantly want to see 14 play 15?': Ackermann fumes at Cipriani red card

‘If you hit your car it’s an accident. Get on a plane, maybe it’s going to fall,’ argued Ackermann as he called on officials to judge intent behind tackles.

Triple injury blow tempers Munster celebrations

Tommy O’Donnell suffered a suspected broken leg while Rhys Marshall and Dan Goggin also took serious knocks.

Carbery shines as Munster cruise to bonus point after Cipriani red card

Mike Haley, Rhys Marshall, Sam Arnold and Andrew Conway also crossed for Munster tries in a comfortable win over Gloucester.

As it happened: Munster v Gloucester, Champions Cup

Thomond Park hosted the clash between these sides with Munster securing a bonus-point win.

'We're aware of teams close to here ringing up young players and selling them stories' - Leo Cullen

The Leinster head coach is intent on creating an environment players want to remain and improve in.

No miracle needed, just Munster mettle, as Gloucester come to Thomond

Johann van Graan has all the tools he needs to keep Munster in control of Pool 2.

# munster - Friday 19 October, 2018

Cullen acutely aware of outside interest in Leinster talent as he wishes McCarthy well

The 23-year-old scrum-half has agreed a move to Munster next season.

# munster - Thursday 18 October, 2018

McCarthy's inter-provincial move from Leinster to Munster makes sense

The 23-year-old will shift to Limerick next season on a two-year contract.

'Rory is number one... the rest of us are probably fighting for that second spot'

Munster’s Niall Scannell has started his season in excellent form.

# munster - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'When Munster come calling, how do you say no?' - Haley happy in Limerick IQ

'When Munster come calling, how do you say no?' - Haley happy in Limerick

The 24-year-old fullback has settled in well since his move from Sale Sharks during the summer.

# munster - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Grobler set for Thomond Park return as important part of Gloucester pack Gg

Grobler set for Thomond Park return as important part of Gloucester pack

Munster boss Johann van Graan feels there is more to Gloucester than their South African influence.

# munster - Monday 15 October, 2018

Earls 'a worry' for Munster as he heads for scan on hamstring injury

Sammy Arnold and Alby Mathewson are also likely to miss out against Gloucester.

Red letter day for Munster heroes expected and unexpected

From chasing to counter-rucking, Munster’s scrum-half proved doubters wrong in Devon.

Carbery shows class throughout ferocious battle

The out-half had a sinking feeling when he his wind-assisted clearance kick invited pressure. But he will be stronger for the experience in Sandy Park.

# munster - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Pool in Munster's capable hands after 'immense' effort in Exeter

‘Not a lot of people gave us any chance,’ noted a proud Johann van Graan post-match.

# munster - Saturday 13 October, 2018

O'Mahony proud as Munster make statement against 'oppressive' and impressive Exeter

‘Their ability to hold the ball is very impressive and as a result of that I have to say we’ll take a draw.’

Munster meet Chiefs head on and claim draw in seismic Sandy Park battle

CJ Stander’s second half try and an enormous defensive shift sees Munster leave with two points.

As it happened: Exeter Chiefs v Munster, Champions Cup

We had minute-by-minute updates as Johann van Graan’s Munster opened their European campaign with a tricky trip to Sandy Park.

Munster relishing enormous challenge away to all-action Exeter

A losing bonus point might represent a good result for Munster against the unbeaten Devon club.

# munster - Friday 12 October, 2018

Leinster A seal place in Celtic Cup final with seven-try win over Munster

The eastern province will travel to Wales for next weekend’s decider.

# munster - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Bleyendaal set for return from neck injury in Munster A clash with Leinster

The former Crusader is on the bench for tomorrow’s meeting in Donnybrook.

Sevens alumnus Goggin a powerful addition to Munster midfield

The Young Munster man has shown his worth at both 12 and 13 and could have played his way into the biggest test of Munster’s season.

# munster - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

If not the defending champs, then who? 5 teams to challenge Leinster's European throne

The eastern province look well capable of being the best team in Europe again this year, but this chasing pack won’t be easily shaken off.

Munster the immediate winners from Murray deal, with long-term dividend for Ireland

The southern province can build all future plans around the world class scrum-half.

New deal! Conor Murray agrees IRFU contract extension until June 2022 Staying Put This post contains videos

New deal! Conor Murray agrees IRFU contract extension until June 2022

The 29-year-old scrum-half signed a new deal with the IRFU at the beginning of September.

Leinster's pack bringing 'a spike' after tough lessons from Munster maul

James Ryan and his team-mates have a point to prove against Wasps this weekend.

'It’s going to come down to physically dominating them between the four white lines'

Jean Kleyn is ready for the considerable challenge Munster face in Exeter.

# munster - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

'If you want to win away, you can’t concede any unnecessary penalties'

A key penalty in the loss to Leinster was completely avoidable.

# munster - Monday 8 October, 2018

Leinster battle 'good practice' ahead of Munster's trip to Exeter

Johann van Graan’s pack look in rude health before facing up to another almighty challenge in England.

'I didn't think he would go down that easy,' says Earls on Lowe and Leinster's penalty try Laid Lowe This post contains videos

'I didn't think he would go down that easy,' says Earls on Lowe and Leinster's penalty try

The Ireland and Munster wing was sin-binned 11 minutes into Saturday’s loss to Leinster and the decision to award a penalty try still rankles with him.

# munster - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Cipriani returns to wound Wasps ahead of Leinster clash

Dai Young’s side also lost scrum-half Dan Robson to injury and look set to be without him for the RDS trip.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro14

We’re going minute-by-minute from the Aviva Stadium as Joey Carbery returns to face his native province.

# munster - Friday 5 October, 2018

Sexton absent as Leo Cullen rings the changes for Munster clash

Ross Byrne makes the starting line-up for Leinster this weekend.

Carbery to face Leinster in Munster colours for the first time tomorrow

The out-half starts for Johann van Graan’s side, as does captain Peter O’Mahony.

James Ryan relieved to move beyond unbeaten streak after finally tasting defeat

Though his winning run still stands in Leinster colours.

# munster - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Waiting days over: Conway determined to make things happen for Munster and Ireland

The Munster man made a belated Test debut last year, but has solidified his place in the back three pecking order since.

“I remember Paulie smacking me on the arse and saying: ‘best of luck kid, you’ll get the next one!'

“I remember Paulie smacking me on the arse and saying: ‘best of luck kid, you’ll get the next one!'

Rob Kearney looks back on painful memories of his early clashes with Munster.

# munster - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'It just goes to show the level that county management is gone to and the mental drain that's happening'

Cork coach Kieran Murphy on the growing demands facing inter-county management and players.

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