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Yesterday’s News

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Saturday 4 May, 2019

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'

South African coach JP Ferreira has been in charge of stingy Munster defence this season.

Friday 3 May, 2019

Williams, Sherry, Hart and O'Callaghan to leave Munster at end of season

Hart and O’Callaghan are set for moves to France.

Munster fan who confronted Billy Vunipola banned from Thomond Park

The supporter will also be prohibited from attending matches at Irish Independent Park.

Confident Connacht back 'feared' scrum but wary of Ulster 'menace' Coetzee

The inter-provincial Pro14 quarter-final in Belfast promises to be a cracker.

Thursday 2 May, 2019

'You get to run into a group of lads as hard as you can, what’s there not to like!'

Jean Kleyn is hoping Munster’s maul returns to its best on Saturday as he prepares to bring a high work-rate.

Wednesday 1 May, 2019

No 'Mad Monday' for Connacht as Friend's men continue to set new PBs

The western province believe they haven’t shown their full potential yet this season.

Imposing centre Farrell says Munster's attack 'really needs to kick on'

The 26-year-old feels his team can get more from him when they have the ball.

Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey

The Connacht boss says ‘it will be tough’ to make a decision at scrum-half.

'Craig is such a great talent' - 20-year-old Casey gets Munster debut

The Shannon RFC scrum-half is an exciting prospect.

Van Graan indicates Munster are looking for a new attack coach

The Munster boss indicated that he wants to keep Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery on board.

Sunday 28 April, 2019

'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'

Ireland Women have no games this summer, while the five top nations play each other in July

Friday 26 April, 2019

'There was just blood everywhere... I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy' 7s

'There was just blood everywhere... I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy'

Greg O’Shea has overcome injury and disappointment with Munster to become an Ireland 7s star.

Dominant UL Bohs seek title number 14 against first-timers Railway

Munster back row Jack O’Donoghue helped the Limerick club while he was out injured.

Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility'

Louise Galvin feels the seven-player code is on the cusp of something big.

Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash

The Frenchman will be in charge of the decider against Saracens in Newcastle.

Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Kearney's contract discussions with IRFU and Leinster progress 'slowly'

The 33-year-old fullback says ‘the fire is burning to do it here in Leinster and Ireland.’

Jerry Sexton, younger brother of Johnny, signs for the Pro14's Kings

The 26-year-old is currently captaining the Jersey Reds in the English Championship.

Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best

Over the course of nine phases, 13 of the 15 players touched the ball.

Leinster drive for five but Saracens have score to settle in Newcastle

Leo Cullen praised James Lowe but said there is still a decision to make with his ‘non-European players’.

Monday 22 April, 2019

'We believe we're on our way to greater things. We believe in Munster Rugby'

The southern province believe they have improved since their last semi-final defeat to Saracens.

Munster may look at 'short-term' signings but back squad for next season

Johann van Graan says ‘it is this group again next season’.

Sunday 21 April, 2019

Leinster look towards 'biggest battle of our careers' against Sarries

Saracens will be aiming to deny Leinster a record fifth Champions Cup title.

Johnny Sexton shines as Leinster set up European final with Saracens

Leo Cullen’s men will search for a record fifth title in Newcastle on 11 May.

'There isn't an openly gay professional player in this country'

The Emerald Warriors will host the Union Cup in Dublin this summer.

Munster set sights on Pro14 trophy as barren run in Europe continues

‘We have come a long way as a team and as a squad,’ said Peter O’Mahony.

Saturday 20 April, 2019

Supporter banned from Ricoh Arena after confronting Billy Vunipola

The Saracens number eight was confronted on the pitch in Coventry.

'We got beaten by the better team' - No excuses from van Graan's Munster

Johann van Graan and Peter O’Mahony praised the quality of Saracens.

Saracens crush Munster's European dream as van Graan's side bow out

The English side were too powerful, too clever and too controlling in Coventry.

'I'm not leaving this place until I win something. I need to win something'

33-year-old Billy Holland has shown resilience over the course his lifelong love affair with Munster.

'We’ve got big dreams' - Munster look to bring down mighty Saracens

Johann van Graan’s side are underdogs in Coventry but have quiet confidence they can pull off a shock.

Friday 19 April, 2019

Injured Earls 'a big loss' but Munster back Darren Sweetnam to deliver

The 25-year-old has started nine games in a row for Johann van Graan’s side.

Earls ruled out in major blow for Munster as Bleyendaal starts at 10

The Ireland international failed to come through training this week.

Thursday 18 April, 2019

Nine-point 'power' tries, 10/22 kicks and no 22 safety: Global Rapid Rugby

The Western Force’s competition has been using some interesting law variations.

Benetton centre gets two-game ban for high hit on Munster's Archer

Tommaso Benvenuti could now miss his club’s play-off game in the Pro14.

Ireland captain Rory Best to retire from rugby after the World Cup

The 36-year-old will hope to go out in style in Japan later this year.

Scannell keen for Munster's passing progress to pay off against Sarries

The inside centre says Johann van Graan’s men have been working hard on their attacking game.

Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Saracens wary of 'incredible man' O'Mahony but 'have a plan' for Beirne

The Munster captain led several Saracens players on the Lions tour in 2017.

'He's incredibly intelligent' - Bleyendaal primed to guide Munster from 10

The 28-year-old New Zealand native has been through a torrid time with injuries.

Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'He certainly has a ruthless side to him as well, which is vitally important' Jvg

'He certainly has a ruthless side to him as well, which is vitally important'

Johann van Graan has convinced Munster that he’s the man to drive the province forward.