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#Castres

# castres - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Two Castres players face disciplinary hearings after Sunday's win over Munster

Rory Kockott and Marc-Antoine Rallier have both been cited.

Van Graan proud of Munster's discipline in Castres

The South African will have to shuffle his line-up for the upcoming Christmas inter-pros.

# castres - Monday 17 December, 2018

'We had a chance to really grab it by the neck, we weren't good enough to do it'

Missed opportunities in Castres mean Munster have ‘made it difficult for themselves,’ but they still lead the way in pool 2.

# castres - Saturday 15 December, 2018

'We stayed within the values of rugby': Van Graan irked by missed chances and calls in Castres

The South African saw his side create enough opportunities to win in the south of France, but they were unable to force their way into a second half lead.

Munster left to rue missed chances as Castres shade feisty affair

The southern province still lead their pool, but could have placed a foot in the quarters tonight.

As It Happened: Castres v Munster, Heineken Champions Cup

Can Munster achieve victory in France or will Castres reap revenge for last week’s defeat at Thomond Park? Join us for live coverage.

Munster back on script in pivotal pool clash with spiced-up Castres

Munster back on script in pivotal pool clash with spiced-up Castres

Munster know a backlash awaits in Castres, but they can put a foot in the quarter-finals with a win in France this evening.

# castres - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Van Graan confident Sam Arnold can continue solving 'puzzles' for Munster's midfield

Chris Farrell’s absence will give the 22-year-old another big stage to perform on this weekend.

# castres - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Thigh injury to keep Chris Farrell out of Munster's trip to Castres

Joey Carbery could yet shake off his hamstring complaint for the return trip to France.

# castres - Monday 10 December, 2018

Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line

The 29-year-old scrum-half provided two assists in the southern province’s win over Castres.

Nothing to celebrate but the win as Munster look forward to the Castres cauldron

The French champions did their damnedest to kill the game and left Munster to sort out the mess.

# castres - Sunday 9 December, 2018

'Our squad depth got tested today': Munster adapt after injury withdrawals

Joey Carbery and Chris Farrell were due to start, but hamstring and thigh issues took them out of contention against Castres.

Influential Murray ensures Munster adapt to beat destructive Castres

Tries from Rory Scannell, CJ Stander and JJ Hanrahan helped Munster ride out enforced changes and re-take top spot in their pool.

As it happened: Munster v Castres Olympique, Heineken Champions Cup

Here’s how the drama unfolded at Thomond Park as Munster welcomed Castres.

Munster braced for Castres clash and wary of 'fool's gold'

Van Graan is cautious, but his team look in rude health with Carbery, Murray and the frightening prospect of Chris Farrell promising to improve.

# castres - Friday 7 December, 2018

Carbery and Stander back as fully-loaded Munster welcome Castres

Johann van Graan is very close to having his first-choice XV for the back-to-back meetings with the French champions.

# castres - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Long-awaited Carbery-Murray axis makes for a special occasion as Munster take on Castres

Johann van Graan is just over a year in charge of Munster, and all the pieces are beginning to come together for him.

# castres - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'It's all I think about every day': Keith Earls desperate to claim a European medal to call his own

The Munster wing doesn’t count his 2008 Heineken Cup medal as a true winners’ medal as he was an unused replacement in Cardiff.

# castres - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Munster hoping to have Conway and Haley in harness for Castres clash

Johann van Graan could be without Stephen Archer as the Champions Cp back-to-backs get into gear.

Returning Munster cavalry lifting standards all the way through build-up, says Tadhg Beirne

‘Everyone knows Conor is probably the best nine in the world,’ says the powerful lock ahead of Munster’s European clash with Castres.

# castres - Monday 3 December, 2018

Injury blow for Castres ahead of Munster clash as Rodrigo Capo Ortega doubtful

The French side travel to Thomond Park this weekend.

# castres - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Castres powerhouse Vaipulu free to face Munster as he gets 6-week ban

The number eight’s ban was reduced by four weeks due to his guilty plea and expression of remorse.

# castres - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Castres show 'a big pair of balls' by holding off Racing to reach Top14 final

Castres will face their fellow southerners Montpellier for the Bouclier de Brennus.

# castres - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Keith Earls' brilliance sums up the excitement around Munster's attack

Joe Schmidt should reap the benefits of the Limerick man’s superb form in the coming weeks.

# castres - Friday 19 January, 2018

Munster select unchanged side for the first time this season

Johann van Graan’s men take on Castres this weekend in their final Pool 4 game in the Champions Cup.

Is there anything Conor Murray can't do?

On top of being a world class scrum-half, the Munster man has added line-out jumping and long-range goal-kicking to his impressive repertoire.

# castres - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'I've to roll out quicker and stay quiet as well': O'Mahony determined set a better example for Munster

Donnacha Ryan proved a frustrating figure for the Munster captain last weekend.

# castres - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Expansive Munster attack about 'inter-linked' approach for Van Graan

Johann van Graan wants to take an ‘inter-linked’ look at each area rather than single one department out for praise.

# castres - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Munster positive about POM's ankle but frustrated at missed chance

Johann van Graan is content that Munster’s destiny is in their own hands ahead of next weekend.

# castres - 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.

# castres - 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.

# castres - 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.

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.

# castres - 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.

# castres - Friday 13 October, 2017

Flanagan's first start one of five Munster changes from Leinster loss

The southern province begin their Champions Cup campaign away to Castres on Sunday afternoon.

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.

# castres - 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.

# castres - Friday 19 May, 2017

Nonu and Halfpenny combine late to send Toulon into Top 14 semi-final

The south coast side had to battle Castres with 13 men at one point.

# castres - Saturday 21 January, 2017

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Watch the highlights of Leinster's nerve-wracking draw last night in Castres

Leo Cullen’s side had settle for a draw but it should be enough for a home quarter-final.

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