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#Munster

# munster - Sunday 6 September, 2020

'I loved coaching with Munster. I just felt the time was right to move on'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'I loved coaching with Munster. I just felt the time was right to move on'

Sep 6th 2020, 8:00 AM 41,704 Views 11 Comments

Jerry Flannery is back in the professional game as lineout coach with Premiership club Harlequins.

# munster - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Munster's Springboks-esque game plan a dispiriting sight for province's fans
# Tactics
# Tactics

Munster's Springboks-esque game plan a dispiriting sight for province's fans

Sep 5th 2020, 1:17 PM 17,648 Views 26 Comments

The tactical approach from Johann van Graan’s side felt far too familiar as they came up short again.

Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster
# Analysis
# Analysis

Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster

Sep 5th 2020, 10:24 AM 12,332 Views 40 Comments

The southern province were second best in the kicking game as they suffered another semi-final defeat.

# munster - Friday 4 September, 2020

Munster left to lament missed chances against Leinster
# Left Behind
# Left Behind

Munster left to lament missed chances against Leinster

Sep 4th 2020, 10:49 PM 15,519 Views 58 Comments

Munster successfully knocked the champions out of their rhythm, but were unable to capitalise.

Leinster see off Munster to reach yet another Pro14 final
# Leinster
# Leinster

Leinster see off Munster to reach yet another Pro14 final

Sep 4th 2020, 9:37 PM 52,615 Views 142 Comments

Ronan Kelleher gets the only score of the game as Leinster beat rivals Munster by 10 points.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 semi-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 semi-final

Sep 4th 2020, 6:39 PM 87,307 Views 70 Comments

It’s the island’s two most successful provinces, it’s knockout rugby and we’re going minute-by-minute.

Why not Munster? Van Graan's men out to upset the odds against Leinster
# Showdown
# Showdown

Why not Munster? Van Graan's men out to upset the odds against Leinster

Sep 4th 2020, 12:00 PM 26,103 Views 33 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side are the firm favourites as they look to secure a spot in the Pro14 final.

'You can't just look at the Irish provinces and say, 'That's what we want to be''
# Envy
# Envy

'You can't just look at the Irish provinces and say, 'That's what we want to be''

Sep 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,946 Views 20 Comments

Grant Gilchrist and Edinburgh are keen to build a legacy like those of the Irish sides.

# munster - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Keenan and Connors 'deserve their chances' after strong Leinster form
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Keenan and Connors 'deserve their chances' after strong Leinster form

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 PM 8,225 Views 3 Comments

Leo Cullen said Devin Toner was back in the starting XV for his lineout nous.

'I don't know what sort of pressure he was under in the background'
# Frustration
# Frustration

'I don't know what sort of pressure he was under in the background'

Sep 3rd 2020, 2:43 PM 30,264 Views 54 Comments

Leo Cullen expressed his displeasure with the circumstances of Roman Salanoa’s move to Munster.

Leinster start Keenan and Connors as Munster make three changes
# Team News
# Team News

Leinster start Keenan and Connors as Munster make three changes

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:02 PM 27,034 Views 48 Comments

Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, and Stephen Archer come back in for Johann van Graan’s side.

Zero positive Covid tests means green light given for Pro14 semis
# All Systems Go
# All Systems Go

Zero positive Covid tests means green light given for Pro14 semis

Sep 3rd 2020, 11:57 AM 5,314 Views 0 Comments

Leinster, Munster and Ulster are all in action this weekend.

Leinster sign former Munster player Parker on three-month loan
# On The Move
# On The Move

Leinster sign former Munster player Parker on three-month loan

Sep 3rd 2020, 11:30 AM 11,222 Views 26 Comments

The prop won 13 caps for Munster before joining Jersey Reds earlier this summer.

Leinster's Doris resumes his rise after breakthrough season halted
# Upward Trajectory
# Upward Trajectory

Leinster's Doris resumes his rise after breakthrough season halted

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 7,474 Views 4 Comments

The 22-year-old Mayo man made his Ireland debut earlier this year against Scotland.

'Limerick feels a bit like home' - De Allende settling well with Munster
# A Boy The Kid
# A Boy The Kid

'Limerick feels a bit like home' - De Allende settling well with Munster

Sep 3rd 2020, 1:00 AM 8,656 Views 3 Comments

The Springbok centre is enjoying his new partnership with Chris Farrell.

# munster - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Munster set for minimal changes with Van Graan backing settled starting XV
# Continuity
# Continuity

Munster set for minimal changes with Van Graan backing settled starting XV

Sep 2nd 2020, 9:09 PM 9,952 Views 19 Comments

There may be changes in the second row and back row for the clash with Leinster.

'Still early', but EPCR boss says plans for 16-club global rugby tournament 'advancing'
# North V South
# North V South

'Still early', but EPCR boss says plans for 16-club global rugby tournament 'advancing'

Sep 2nd 2020, 11:02 AM 6,094 Views 5 Comments

Vincent Gaillard says the tournament should remain ‘exclusive’ by being played once every four years.

Beirne's 'dream game' sees him work well with Wycherley in Munster pack
# Locks
# Locks

Beirne's 'dream game' sees him work well with Wycherley in Munster pack

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 7,354 Views 9 Comments

The 22-year-old Bantry man was quietly impressive alongside the Ireland international last weekend.

# munster - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

World Cup winner De Allende: 'I signed for Munster because I feel they have the credentials'
# Trophy Hunt
# Trophy Hunt

World Cup winner De Allende: 'I signed for Munster because I feel they have the credentials'

Sep 1st 2020, 8:15 PM 25,571 Views 55 Comments

Munster aren’t using their five-day turnaround as an excuse ahead of the Leinster clash.

'It's absolutely irrelevant how many games we've won prior to this semi-final'
# Knockout
# Knockout

'It's absolutely irrelevant how many games we've won prior to this semi-final'

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 8,170 Views 7 Comments

Stuart Lancaster and Leinster have shifted their mindset ahead of the clash with Munster.

Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm
# Options
# Options

Leinster and Munster with some key selection decisions to confirm

Sep 1st 2020, 1:00 AM 13,096 Views 38 Comments

The reigning champions have options in their back three, while Johann van Graan could make a back row change.

# munster - Monday 31 August, 2020

Why Rob Kearney could have a big role against one of Munster's key weapons
# Rule The Skies
# Rule The Skies

Why Rob Kearney could have a big role against one of Munster's key weapons

Aug 31st 2020, 7:00 PM 10,635 Views 24 Comments

Conor Murray’s box-kicking has been superb over the past two weekends.

Leinster not ruling Ryan, Leavy and Furlong out of returns against Munster
# Big Names
# Big Names

Leinster not ruling Ryan, Leavy and Furlong out of returns against Munster

Aug 31st 2020, 1:33 PM 9,605 Views 21 Comments

The tighthead prop has been dealing with a back issue in recent weeks.

Daunting semi-final against Leinster ahead as Munster look to take next step
# Familiar Foes
# Familiar Foes

Daunting semi-final against Leinster ahead as Munster look to take next step

Aug 31st 2020, 5:00 AM 10,588 Views 38 Comments

Friday night at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing battle between the provinces.

# munster - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Beirne excels but Munster now face into 'shortest turnaround we've had in years'
# Five Days
# Five Days

Beirne excels but Munster now face into 'shortest turnaround we've had in years'

Aug 30th 2020, 6:04 PM 12,627 Views 25 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side will be back at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night to take on Leinster.

Munster seal Pro14 semi-final against Leinster by overcoming 13-man Connacht
# Outnumbered
# Outnumbered

Munster seal Pro14 semi-final against Leinster by overcoming 13-man Connacht

Aug 30th 2020, 5:00 PM 43,877 Views 103 Comments

The western province were shown two red cards and a yellow at the Aviva Stadium.

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14

Aug 30th 2020, 2:03 PM 54,740 Views 76 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as the southern province set out to seal their place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

Munster task against Connacht is clear as they look to secure semi-final spot
# On The Line
# On The Line

Munster task against Connacht is clear as they look to secure semi-final spot

Aug 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,560 Views 0 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men need at least two match points from this afternoon’s clash.

# munster - Saturday 29 August, 2020

'Putting my stamp on playing my game - that's been the biggest difference'

'Putting my stamp on playing my game - that's been the biggest difference'

Aug 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 26,730 Views 13 Comments

At the age of 28, JJ Hanrahan is comfortable in knowing what his game is all about.

# munster - Friday 28 August, 2020

Zero positive Covid results means green light given for Munster-Connacht clash
# All Clear
# All Clear

Zero positive Covid results means green light given for Munster-Connacht clash

Aug 28th 2020, 6:28 PM 5,830 Views 1 Comment

The provinces face off at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

Beirne returns for Munster, Arnold and Papali’i set for Connacht debuts in Sunday's Aviva clash
# Team News
# Team News

Beirne returns for Munster, Arnold and Papali’i set for Connacht debuts in Sunday's Aviva clash

Aug 28th 2020, 12:30 PM 13,773 Views 35 Comments

A win will guarantee Munster’s place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

Munster seek balance with exciting centre pairing Farrell and de Allende
# Attack
# Attack

Munster seek balance with exciting centre pairing Farrell and de Allende

Aug 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,682 Views 20 Comments

The province’s senior coach, Stephen Larkham, was encouraged by some of the attack against Leinster.

# munster - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'He has all the attributes' - Munster scrum-half Casey tipped for the top
# Potential
# Potential

'He has all the attributes' - Munster scrum-half Casey tipped for the top

Aug 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 13,708 Views 15 Comments

The 21-year-old made a short cameo off the bench against Leinster last weekend.

No positive Covid tests in Ulster senior squad as clash with Leinster gets all-clear
# Game On
# Game On

No positive Covid tests in Ulster senior squad as clash with Leinster gets all-clear

Aug 27th 2020, 5:01 PM 6,899 Views 9 Comments

With the Ulster and Leinster squads all testing negative, Saturday’s game will continue as planned.

'He has come halfway across the world as a young guy... it's a disaster for him'
# Sympathy
# Sympathy

'He has come halfway across the world as a young guy... it's a disaster for him'

Updated Aug 27th 2020, 12:32 PM 51,050 Views 31 Comments

Niall Scannell shared Munster’s disappointment for RG Snyman, who could be out for up to a year.

# munster - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Munster back promising academy locks after 'devastating' RG Snyman injury
# Depth Chart
# Depth Chart

Munster back promising academy locks after 'devastating' RG Snyman injury

Aug 26th 2020, 2:02 PM 26,942 Views 35 Comments

Stephen Larkham says the province won’t look for a short-term signing with Jean Kleyn also sidelined.

# munster - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Munster left to re-think their way around luckless spate of injuries
# Underpowered
# Underpowered

Munster left to re-think their way around luckless spate of injuries

Aug 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 9,543 Views 33 Comments

Having lost the creativity of Joey Carbery, the tight five was decimated at the weekend.

Munster confirm major injury setback as South African Snyman tears cruciate
# Setback
# Setback

Munster confirm major injury setback as South African Snyman tears cruciate

Aug 25th 2020, 9:36 AM 39,605 Views 88 Comments

Munster confirmed this morning the serious injury that the Springbok has suffered.

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

'That competitiveness between two world-class tightheads is great'

Aug 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,774 Views 2 Comments

Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong is close to returning from a minor back issue.

# munster - Monday 24 August, 2020

Analysis: Deception and work-rate key as Munster attack hints at progress
# Stacks
# Stacks

Analysis: Deception and work-rate key as Munster attack hints at progress

Updated Aug 24th 2020, 8:01 PM 27,289 Views 26 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men scored three tries thanks to sharp finishes in the Leinster 22.