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#Johann van Graan

# johann-van-graan - This year 2022

Van Graan brings 'big dreams' to Bath after 'phenomenal' five years with Munster
# New Challenge
# New Challenge

Van Graan brings 'big dreams' to Bath after 'phenomenal' five years with Munster

Jul 19th 2022, 4:06 PM 15,053 Views 15 Comments

The former Munster boss has given his first interview since joining the English side.

A sorry way to end but history will still be kind to Johann van Graan
# Respect
# Respect

A sorry way to end but history will still be kind to Johann van Graan

Jun 6th 2022, 8:08 AM 17,830 Views 49 Comments

The departing Munster coach got many things right in his five years in charge although his play-off record was not good enough.

'The performance wasn’t good enough' - Van Graan rues another deflating defeat in Dublin
# Belfast Bound
# Belfast Bound

'The performance wasn’t good enough' - Van Graan rues another deflating defeat in Dublin

May 23rd 2022, 7:45 AM 8,090 Views 18 Comments

The Munster head coach admitted his team didn’t deserve to secure a home URC quarter-final.

Larmour puts his hand up for Marseille as La Rochelle receive Skelton boost
# Influential
# Influential

Larmour puts his hand up for Marseille as La Rochelle receive Skelton boost

May 22nd 2022, 3:34 PM 33,122 Views 21 Comments

The fullback was in electrifying form as the province stormed to a 35-25 win over Munster on Saturday.

Van Graan 'incredibly disappointed' after Munster fall short against Leinster again
# Second Best
# Second Best

Van Graan 'incredibly disappointed' after Munster fall short against Leinster again

May 21st 2022, 10:56 PM 20,069 Views 25 Comments

Meanwhile Leo Cullen admitted he was pleased with how his young squad managed the occasion.

Munster must seize opportunity against much-changed Leinster
# Derby Day
# Derby Day

Munster must seize opportunity against much-changed Leinster

May 21st 2022, 7:15 AM 13,450 Views 19 Comments

The two provinces head into this evening’s meeting at the Aviva Stadium in very different circumstances.

'He's a special guy' -  Kendellen thriving with opportunities in Munster's back row
# Talent
# Talent

'He's a special guy' - Kendellen thriving with opportunities in Munster's back row

May 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 11,325 Views 5 Comments

The 21-year-old was excellent against Toulouse two weekends ago.

'It's Munster versus Leinster in the Aviva, so we expect a massive game'
# Back At It
# Back At It

'It's Munster versus Leinster in the Aviva, so we expect a massive game'

May 17th 2022, 2:57 PM 9,858 Views 12 Comments

The southern province are battling for a home quarter-final in the URC.

'It can’t be the peak' - Munster must rebound for next trip to Dublin
# Plenty To Play For
# Plenty To Play For

'It can’t be the peak' - Munster must rebound for next trip to Dublin

May 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,241 Views 20 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side have a huge URC clash against Leinster in two weekends’ time.

'We have our 16th man, we have the Red Army travelling to Dublin'
# SUAF
# SUAF

'We have our 16th man, we have the Red Army travelling to Dublin'

May 3rd 2022, 2:37 PM 12,303 Views 13 Comments

Johann van Graan is encouraged by the ticket sales for Saturday’s clash with Toulouse in Dublin.

'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'
# Economics
# Economics

'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'

Apr 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 7,974 Views 10 Comments

Munster head coach Johann van Graan says the province is aligned over the decision.

Munster serve up a tantalising taste of the old Thomond Park magic ahead of Aviva roadtrip
# Home Advantage
# Home Advantage

Munster serve up a tantalising taste of the old Thomond Park magic ahead of Aviva roadtrip

Apr 18th 2022, 7:30 AM 9,671 Views 14 Comments

Saturday’s win over Exeter was a special day in Limerick but the province will head to Dublin for their Champions Cup quarter-final with Toulouse.

Exeter feel full force of Thomond Park effect, as Munster set to hit the road for Toulouse 'home' game
# Nowhere Like Home
# Nowhere Like Home

Exeter feel full force of Thomond Park effect, as Munster set to hit the road for Toulouse 'home' game

Apr 17th 2022, 7:00 AM 23,157 Views 26 Comments

Munster fed off a brilliant atmosphere in Limerick but the stadium is booked up on the weekend of their Champions Cup quarter-final.

'That's what you want your captain to do on the big days, perform like that'
# Leader
# Leader

'That's what you want your captain to do on the big days, perform like that'

Apr 16th 2022, 6:27 PM 13,052 Views 13 Comments

Johann van Graan was full of praise for Peter O’Mahony after his superb individual display against Exeter Chiefs.

Exeter hold the advantage, but Munster must sense opportunity at Thomond Park
# Home Advantage
# Home Advantage

Exeter hold the advantage, but Munster must sense opportunity at Thomond Park

Apr 16th 2022, 8:00 AM 7,967 Views 1 Comment

Johann van Graan’s side have the quality to overturn a five-point deficit but need to be more clinical in attack.

O'Mahony, Carbery and Zebo all fit to start Munster's European showdown with Exeter
# Team News
# Team News

O'Mahony, Carbery and Zebo all fit to start Munster's European showdown with Exeter

Apr 15th 2022, 12:09 PM 25,664 Views 16 Comments

Johann van Graan makes five changes to the side which lost 13-8 in the first leg last weekend.

Rowntree lands his 'dream job' but Munster promotion will be no easy ride
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

Rowntree lands his 'dream job' but Munster promotion will be no easy ride

Apr 13th 2022, 6:15 AM 5,173 Views 2 Comments

The province’s forwards coach is set to take over from Johann van Graan in the summer.

'We’re a team that never goes away' - Munster's fighting spirit tees up fascinating Exeter rematch
# All To Play For
# All To Play For

'We’re a team that never goes away' - Munster's fighting spirit tees up fascinating Exeter rematch

Apr 11th 2022, 7:15 AM 9,310 Views 12 Comments

Johann van Graan feels Munster’s 13-8 loss in Devon has set the two teams up for a massive second leg tie at Thomond Park.

Munster spirit is alive and well ahead of intriguing Exeter rematch
# Room To Improve
# Room To Improve

Munster spirit is alive and well ahead of intriguing Exeter rematch

Apr 10th 2022, 7:15 AM 9,879 Views 20 Comments

The province put in a major shift in defeat to Exeter but their attack leaves much to be desired.

'We had quite a bit of sickness in the week, but it was literally just the next man in'
# Van Graan
# Van Graan

'We had quite a bit of sickness in the week, but it was literally just the next man in'

Apr 9th 2022, 8:53 PM 11,605 Views 11 Comments

Munster coach Johann van Graan was pleased with his team’s fighting spirit as the province left Sandy Park with a 13-8 defeat.

'I'm not going to sit here and say that it's ideal, I'd love to have the whole ticket named for next year'
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

'I'm not going to sit here and say that it's ideal, I'd love to have the whole ticket named for next year'

Apr 6th 2022, 8:30 AM 34,424 Views 22 Comments

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony discusses the province’s search for Johann van Graan’s successor as head coach.

Van Graan eager for Leinster scalp in final Thomond Park showdown
# Derby Days
# Derby Days

Van Graan eager for Leinster scalp in final Thomond Park showdown

Apr 1st 2022, 7:00 AM 5,437 Views 9 Comments

The Munster head coach says his team will look to play ‘positive rugby’ against Leo Cullen’s side.

'It was an incredibly hot day at Ellis Park' - Van Graan
# Humidity
# Humidity

'It was an incredibly hot day at Ellis Park' - Van Graan

Mar 20th 2022, 10:39 AM 9,243 Views 9 Comments

Munster will arrive back in Ireland with just two points in the bank from their tour to South Africa in the United Rugby Championship.

Johann van Graan: 'It was a good advert for the URC with two very good teams'
# URC
# URC

Johann van Graan: 'It was a good advert for the URC with two very good teams'

Mar 13th 2022, 2:12 PM 8,946 Views 7 Comments

Munster fell to a 29-24 defeat to the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

Van Graan thrilled for first signing Loughman
# Irish Rugby
# Irish Rugby

Van Graan thrilled for first signing Loughman

Mar 8th 2022, 2:26 PM 9,783 Views 0 Comments

Munster prop Jeremy Loughman has been called up to the senior Ireland squad for the first time.

Five points is what Munster need tonight - and five points is what they are going to get
# Preview
# Preview

Five points is what Munster need tonight - and five points is what they are going to get

Mar 5th 2022, 6:15 AM 8,517 Views 3 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side take on Dragons in the URC at Thomond Park.

Van Graan challenges Munster to build on Wasps performance
# Progress
# Progress

Van Graan challenges Munster to build on Wasps performance

Jan 24th 2022, 7:00 AM 6,350 Views 5 Comments

The province’s attack was much improved against the English side on Sunday.

'He had a really good game' - Van Graan's praise for Ben Healy after star turn against Wasps
# Potential
# Potential

'He had a really good game' - Van Graan's praise for Ben Healy after star turn against Wasps

Jan 23rd 2022, 6:44 PM 9,532 Views 13 Comments

Munster boss Johann van Graan also confirmed Keith Earls should recover from injury in time for Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.

Kleyn, Healy and Barron come into Munster team to face Wasps
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Kleyn, Healy and Barron come into Munster team to face Wasps

Jan 21st 2022, 12:29 PM 14,465 Views 21 Comments

Thomond Park hosts the Champions Cup match on Sunday.

Munster defence coach JP Ferreira to follow Johann van Graan to Bath
# Running To Bath
# Running To Bath

Munster defence coach JP Ferreira to follow Johann van Graan to Bath

Jan 18th 2022, 10:43 AM 11,334 Views 15 Comments

He has been at the province since 2017.

Munster impressed by Crowley's 'class' performance in Castres
# Jack The Lad
# Jack The Lad

Munster impressed by Crowley's 'class' performance in Castres

Updated Jan 17th 2022, 3:44 PM 25,978 Views 16 Comments

The 22-year-old out-half enjoyed his first European start on Friday night.

Munster hand out-half Crowley first European start in Castres trip
# French Connection
# French Connection

Munster hand out-half Crowley first European start in Castres trip

Jan 13th 2022, 3:25 PM 27,229 Views 40 Comments

Head coach Johann van Graan makes five changes for Friday evening’s game at the Stade Pierre-Fabre.

'He said it's very difficult' - Matfield offers insight into Van Graan's decision to leave Munster
# Conversation
# Conversation

'He said it's very difficult' - Matfield offers insight into Van Graan's decision to leave Munster

Jan 12th 2022, 4:27 PM 13,089 Views 11 Comments

The Springbok legend’s comments initially reached Ireland only in tweet form, leading the Munster boss to dismiss them off-hand following victory over Ulster.

'I absolutely want to be here... I see myself as a Munster man'
# Heart And Soul
# Heart And Soul

'I absolutely want to be here... I see myself as a Munster man'

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 12:06 PM 19,794 Views 19 Comments

Johann van Graan has stressed his commitment to Munster until the end of the season.

'He looked really sharp' - O'Mahony could feature for Munster in Castres
# Update
# Update

'He looked really sharp' - O'Mahony could feature for Munster in Castres

Jan 11th 2022, 2:39 PM 7,266 Views 5 Comments

It remains uncertain whether Damian de Allende will be fit for the trip to France.

Van Graan blocking out outside noise as Munster seek to build momuntum after Ulster win
# Jvg
# Jvg

Van Graan blocking out outside noise as Munster seek to build momuntum after Ulster win

Updated Jan 10th 2022, 9:25 AM 8,901 Views 14 Comments

The province face Castres in the Champions Cup this weekend without Joey Carbery and with fitness doubts hanging over Damian DeAllende and Peter O’Mahony.

# johann-van-graan - Last year 2021

History will be kind to Johann Van Graan but end of season parting is best for everyone
# Legacy
# Legacy

History will be kind to Johann Van Graan but end of season parting is best for everyone

Dec 18th 2021, 7:03 AM 22,310 Views 21 Comments

The Munster coach has divided opinion yet he has still managed to take some decent scalps in his four years with the province.

Bath confirm Van Graan signing after Munster boss invoked release clause
# Frustrations
# Frustrations

Bath confirm Van Graan signing after Munster boss invoked release clause

Dec 15th 2021, 3:00 PM 39,129 Views 49 Comments

It’s understood that the South African had some frustrations behind the scenes in Munster.

'We were obviously deflated and a bit down, it's an emotional time for anyone'
# Exit Door
# Exit Door

'We were obviously deflated and a bit down, it's an emotional time for anyone'

Dec 15th 2021, 2:59 PM 11,474 Views 7 Comments

Johann van Graan told the Munster players of his departure yesterday.

ROG the dream appointment for many Munster fans but contract complicates it
# Head Coach
# Head Coach

ROG the dream appointment for many Munster fans but contract complicates it

Dec 14th 2021, 9:32 PM 53,967 Views 32 Comments

Johann van Graan will leave the province at the end of the current season.

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