# Graham Rowntree

25th September 2023
Munster head coach Graham Rowntree signs new contract extension
Rowntree guided Munster to the URC title in May.
May 2023
'This will only get better' - Rowntree's message to Munster fans
The URC winners returned home to a rapturous reception from over 10,000 fans at Thomond Park this evening.
Rowntree has re-energised Munster with URC success won against the odds
The feel-good factor is back at Thomond Park after a hugely encouraging campaign.
Earls determined to end Munster's long wait for silverware after 'rough season'
The winger feared his campaign was over after injuring his groin last month.
'Pete spoke really well about this not being our final. We go to Cape Town with belief'
Munster boss Graham Rowntree reflects on a famous win in Dublin.
'They'd jump off a cliff after Denis Leamy' - Rowntree hails Munster's coach's influence
The province beat Glasgow on Saturday to set up an Aviva semi-final with Leinster.
This year
'I am a bit miffed we didn’t sneak a win at the end' - Rowntree praises Munster fightback
URC quarter-final ties have been confirmed.
Coombes levels up, POM's lineouts, Kleyn's grit, Healy's spiral
Munster delivered a brilliant third quarter to notch a landmark win against the Stormers.
Munster's self-inflicted wounds will hurt most after shipping 50 in Durban
Out of the Champions Cup, Munster now face another tough trip to South Africa in the URC.
'We don’t suddenly become a rubbish team' - Rowntree demands more from Munster in South Africa
The province flew to Durban last night ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup clash with the Sharks.
Ireland stars return as Munster name 28-man squad for Champions Cup trip to Sharks
Peter O’Mahony and Conor Murray make the trip to Durban, while Antoine Frisch and Niall Scannell have both recovered from injury.
Graham Rowntree: 'I'm not going to sugar coat it. That wasn't us, we have to do better'
Munster head coach says if you ‘lose collisions both side of the ball, you’re going to lose the game’.
'He is a world-class player. He’s important, he is a giver' - Munster's Snyman hailed
Graham Rowntree says the return of the World Cup winner after his injury nightmare is the perfect boost
'I'm so proud of him' - Rowntree thrilled as Snyman finally makes his return
The World Cup winner got back on the pitch after his injury nightmare.
'He is passionate about staying in Ireland' - No return to France for Irish-qualified Frisch
Munster head coach Graham Rowntree insists that their new signing will not be lured back to France.
Rowntree's project in Munster is starting to take exciting shape
The new style of play, strong selections, and a renewed energy have Munster tracking in the right direction.
'It's a challenge, we like a challenge at this club' - Munster's Rowntree
The Munster boss says they welcome the challenge of travelling to take on the Sharks.
Rowntree: 'Heaps to get right for next week' but Munster proud of 14-man stand
‘You’re missing a guy in the lineout; lineout defence changes. Defensively, it challenges us more — but luckily we train a lot stressed, defensively.’
'He led the week... And we have a good relationship. We've all been up front'
Graham Rowntree on the Ben Healy saga, his dilemma at scrum-half, and RG Snyman’s progress as he continues to work his way back to fitness.
Munster coach Rowntree: 'I'm immensely proud of the guys'
Ben Healy’s late try paved the way for a dramatic win for Munster.
Last year
Versatile Crowley happy to fill any slot for Munster
The 22-year-old doesn’t mind where Graham Rowntree and his management play him.
Stockdale returns for Ulster, Munster change six for New Year's Day interpro
The sides meet at Kingspan Stadium on Sunday evening.
'It’s a big game every week' - Munster face race for points in second half of season
Monday’s defeat to Leinster means the province have just four wins from 10 URC games this season.
Rowntree: 'In the white-hot heat of the battle we have to be better than that'
Graham Rowntree cut a dejected figure after seeing his Munster side fall to a one-point defeat against Leinster.
'It’s huge for us' - Munster step into Christmas on a high after Northampton win
Graham Rowntree was delighted with how his side dug in to beat the Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Sunday.
Rowntree: 'I'm really proud of them. Our defensive effort was exceptional'
Graham Rowntree highlighted the work being done by defence coach Denis Leamy following Munster’s 17-6 win over Northampton Saints.
Toulouse proved too strong, but Munster can make trip to Northampton with confidence
Graham Rowntree insists his squad’s progress won’t be derailed by Sunday’s Champions Cup defeat at Thomond Park.
'When you play huge teams like this, you’ve got to deal with their power'
Graham Rowntree felt small margins were the difference as Munster fell to a Champions Cup defeat to Toulouse.
Munster prepare plan to contain 'proper Jack-in-the-box' Antoine Dupont
The French scrum-half is part of a star-studded Toulouse team heading to Limerick this weekend.
'It's a real European giant coming to Thomond' - Munster braced for Toulouse challenge
Graham Rowntree is looking forward to Toulouse visiting Limerick this weekend.
Munster locked-and-loaded for massive night in Edinburgh
The Scots have named a strong side for this evening’s URC clash.
Patterson and Healy impress for Munster as Frisch shows his class
Graham Rowntree was also delighted with new signing Kiran McDonald.
'You remember these nights, a special moment in a special place'
Munster head coach Graham Rowntree was thrilled with his team’s display against South Africa A.
Rowntree: No Munster training at Páirc Uí Chaoimh to ensure match is a 'special moment'
Munster face a South Africa XV at the home of Cork GAA on Thursday night.
Graham Rowntree: Munster 'raring to go' for 'historic' clash with South Africa
Head coach says his players should ‘cherish every hour of this week’.
Judge this new Munster set-up when they are playing with a full deck
Injuries and international call-ups have hit the province hard this season.
'I'm proud of the lads' - Rowntree pleased with Munster's fight despite defeat in Dublin
The province battled hard but ultimately came up short against Leinster.
Cullen eases fears on Furlong injury as Munster await Carbery update
Furlong pulled out of today’s URC derby with an ankle issue while Carbery was forced off with a shoulder problem.
Rowntree looks to some fresh faces to inject life into Munster's season
The English head coach has handed a full debut to 19-year-old academy graduate Edwin Edogbo.
‘It’s a different context being the head coach but I knew it wasn’t going to be easy’
Munster coach Graham Rowntree is refusing to panic despite his team’s slow start to the season.