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Controversial ex-Wallabies star Folau set for return to rugby union in Japan
# League One
# League One

Controversial ex-Wallabies star Folau set for return to rugby union in Japan

Jan 6th 2022, 4:14 PM 7,611 Views 13 Comments

The 32-year-old has been picked to start for Rob Penney’s Shining Arcs this weekend.

# rob-penney - Last year 2021

Israel Folau to team up with former Munster coach in Japan next season
# Top League
# Top League

Israel Folau to team up with former Munster coach in Japan next season

Jul 5th 2021, 8:40 AM 10,315 Views 5 Comments

Folau has signed for NTT Communications Shining Arcs, coached by Rob Penney.

Former Munster coach sacked from role with New South Wales Waratahs
# Rob Penney
# Rob Penney

Former Munster coach sacked from role with New South Wales Waratahs

Mar 28th 2021, 4:23 PM 17,574 Views 9 Comments

Rob Penney had been appointed to the role in October 2019.

# rob-penney - All time

Former Munster head coach takes the reins at Waratahs on three-year deal
# New Chapter
# New Chapter

Former Munster head coach takes the reins at Waratahs on three-year deal

Oct 2nd 2019, 12:44 PM 12,910 Views 15 Comments

The New Zealander previously took charge of the Irish province between 2012 and 2014.

Blackadder an early contender for Munster's Director of Rugby role
# Experience
# Experience

Blackadder an early contender for Munster's Director of Rugby role

Feb 24th 2016, 7:15 PM 13,573 Views 29 Comments

The former All Blacks lock has spent the past seven seasons in charge of the Crusaders.

Ex-Munster fullback Scanlon stepping into leader's role at Rotherham
# Career Move
# Career Move

Ex-Munster fullback Scanlon stepping into leader's role at Rotherham

Jul 17th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,024 Views 8 Comments

The 25-year-old is excelling in the Championship, where he has five Irish teammates this season.

Munster old guard's fresh start after 'frustrating' two seasons under Penney
# Column
# Column

Munster old guard's fresh start after 'frustrating' two seasons under Penney

May 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 13,645 Views 24 Comments

Former Munster flanker David Wallace believes Brian ‘Squeaky’ Walsh will bring dynamism to a backline in need of a boost.

Simon Hick column: Penney era a step backwards, but glory days won't be easy to revive for Foley
# Come Back To What You Know
# Come Back To What You Know

Simon Hick column: Penney era a step backwards, but glory days won't be easy to revive for Foley

May 21st 2014, 11:20 AM 7,368 Views 22 Comments

The bootroom philosophy of appointing coaches can work, but will it work in Munster?

5 key areas ahead of Munster's Pro12 semi-final against Glasgow
# Battles
# Battles

5 key areas ahead of Munster's Pro12 semi-final against Glasgow

May 16th 2014, 3:07 PM 4,129 Views 5 Comments

Back row selections, spark from the bench, leaders and experience versus youth in midfield.

Warriors promise rough night in Glasgow for Munster
# Semi-final
# Semi-final

Warriors promise rough night in Glasgow for Munster

May 16th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,506 Views 10 Comments

Rob Penney will be hoping his tenure as Munster coach does not end in Scotstoun.

No room for Hogg in Glasgow line-up as Munster recall big names
# Team-sheets
# Team-sheets

No room for Hogg in Glasgow line-up as Munster recall big names

May 15th 2014, 12:55 PM 6,226 Views 10 Comments

Stander, Murray, Earls and Botha are all back in harness for Rob Penney’s last chance at silverware in Ireland.

Munster's Rob Penney wins RaboDirect Pro12 Coach of the Year
# Leaving Present
# Leaving Present

Munster's Rob Penney wins RaboDirect Pro12 Coach of the Year

May 11th 2014, 8:30 PM 6,296 Views 38 Comments

Dan Biggar was voted Players’ Player of the Year, edging out Ulster scrum-half [and exceptional out-half] Ruan Pienaar.

'Jesus, this could be the final couple of games' - Penney wants long Munster goodbye
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

'Jesus, this could be the final couple of games' - Penney wants long Munster goodbye

May 6th 2014, 4:07 PM 7,376 Views 8 Comments

The New Zealander has resigned himself to the fact that Glasgow have the second home semi-final spot wrapped up.

Munster must maintain motivation after dealing with European disappointment
# Mental
# Mental

Munster must maintain motivation after dealing with European disappointment

May 3rd 2014, 10:24 AM 2,655 Views 7 Comments

Rob Penney admits that getting his side up for this evening’s clash with Edinburgh has been ‘the big challenge.’

Munster need to explode over the gainline today and CJ is the man they need to fire
# Analysis
# Analysis

Munster need to explode over the gainline today and CJ is the man they need to fire

Apr 27th 2014, 10:34 AM 5,868 Views 10 Comments

Toulon’s back row represented one of Europe’s most feared units but the South African is capable of taking the fight to them.

Munster should resist calls to start Simon Zebo at fullback against Toulon
# Opinion
# Opinion

Munster should resist calls to start Simon Zebo at fullback against Toulon

Apr 22nd 2014, 2:10 PM 8,732 Views 18 Comments

There have been suggestions that Munster should go with an attacking back three of Zebo, Conway and Earls.

'Some Munster players will have to go beyond where they have been before to beat Toulon'
# Heineken Cup
# Heineken Cup

'Some Munster players will have to go beyond where they have been before to beat Toulon'

Apr 21st 2014, 8:02 AM 14,025 Views 12 Comments

Head coach Rob Penney is calling on his team to play the best game in their history to knock off the reigning champions.

'We'll need to be at our very best, and then some, to beat Toulon' - Rob Penney
# Final Four
# Final Four

'We'll need to be at our very best, and then some, to beat Toulon' - Rob Penney

Apr 20th 2014, 2:38 PM 5,087 Views 14 Comments

The Munster coach was pleased that his side picked up a bonus point win, and no injuries, in Galway.

O'Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster's analysis team -- Penney
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

O'Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster's analysis team -- Penney

Apr 11th 2014, 1:05 PM 5,009 Views 3 Comments

The head coach urged his captain not to rush his return to competitive rugby and instead focus on ‘getting himself right for the long term.’

Munster backs coach Simon Mannix set for move to French club Pau
# Moving On
# Moving On

Munster backs coach Simon Mannix set for move to French club Pau

Apr 7th 2014, 4:27 PM 6,526 Views 17 Comments

The New Zealander will leave the southern province at the end of the current campaign.

As it happened: Munster v Toulouse, Heineken Cup
Live Apr 5th 2014, 12:14 PM

As it happened: Munster v Toulouse, Heineken Cup

O'Mahony recovers from hamstring issue to captain Munster against Toulouse
# Red Army
# Red Army

O'Mahony recovers from hamstring issue to captain Munster against Toulouse

Apr 4th 2014, 12:11 PM 6,429 Views 26 Comments

Rob Penney has made just two changes to his team, with James Downey also returning to the side at 12.

'Do you want to let Alain Rolland know that?' - Penney's pride in Munster scrum
# HCup
# HCup

'Do you want to let Alain Rolland know that?' - Penney's pride in Munster scrum

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 14,843 Views 33 Comments

The province’s Kiwi head coach is confident his forwards can deal with the ‘behemoth’ Toulouse pack this weekend.

Ryan a major doubt for Toulouse clash as Munster remain uncertain over O'Mahony
# Injuries
# Injuries

Ryan a major doubt for Toulouse clash as Munster remain uncertain over O'Mahony

Apr 1st 2014, 3:57 PM 3,432 Views 7 Comments

Rob Penney does not expect to be able to call on the second row, while Stephen Archer has been ruled out.

Munster 'not in a happy place' but focus shifts immediately to Toulouse
# Defeated
# Defeated

Munster 'not in a happy place' but focus shifts immediately to Toulouse

Mar 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,577 Views 4 Comments

Head coach Rob Penney was disappointed by the manner in which Leinster enjoyed long periods of possession.

4 tactical areas that could prove the difference in the Leinster v Munster derby
# Tactics Board
# Tactics Board

4 tactical areas that could prove the difference in the Leinster v Munster derby

Mar 29th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,629 Views 19 Comments

The breakdown will be fiercely contested in Dublin this evening, while the set-piece looks as vital as ever.

Rob Penney names Denis Hurley at 12 in Munster team to face Leinster
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Rob Penney names Denis Hurley at 12 in Munster team to face Leinster

Mar 28th 2014, 12:13 PM 7,561 Views 26 Comments

There are 10 changes in total as the southern province target a win in Dublin tomorrow.

Rob Penney: We've a long way to go to be as respected as Leinster are
# Legacy
# Legacy

Rob Penney: We've a long way to go to be as respected as Leinster are

Mar 27th 2014, 3:00 PM 16,049 Views 23 Comments

The Kiwi head coach has underlined the pride he has in his group of players.

Coughlan out to rectify Munster's place below Leinster in provincial pecking order
# Warhorse
# Warhorse

Coughlan out to rectify Munster's place below Leinster in provincial pecking order

Mar 26th 2014, 8:30 AM 3,621 Views 3 Comments

The experienced No. 8 says these games are what being a professional player is all about.

'When I arrived, the majority of the Ireland squad was Munster based' - Doug Howlett
# Interview
# Interview

'When I arrived, the majority of the Ireland squad was Munster based' - Doug Howlett

Mar 26th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,331 Views 16 Comments

The New Zealand rugby legend as much satisfaction from seeing Keith Earls in the Munster 14 jersey as he ever got from playing there himself.

Simon Zebo: Playing Leinster is like a Heineken Cup final every time
# Zeebs
# Zeebs

Simon Zebo: Playing Leinster is like a Heineken Cup final every time

Mar 25th 2014, 6:46 PM 7,087 Views 13 Comments

The Munster wing is excited about the chance to continue his good provincial form on Saturday.

5 central issues in the build-up to the Leinster v Munster inter-provincial clash
# Derby
# Derby

5 central issues in the build-up to the Leinster v Munster inter-provincial clash

Mar 25th 2014, 2:46 PM 8,166 Views 8 Comments

Matt O’Connor’s impact on Leinster, Rob Penney operating with freedom and the benefits of Ireland’s success.

Munster's meagre Six Nations representation not Leinster's problem
# Point To Prove
# Point To Prove

Munster's meagre Six Nations representation not Leinster's problem

Mar 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,884 Views 66 Comments

Blues forwards coach Jono Gibbes is not buying attempts to ramp up Saturday’s interpro as a grudge match for overlooked players.

'It won't be good enough next week' - Munster ready to rise to Leinster challenge
# Leinster V Munster
# Leinster V Munster

'It won't be good enough next week' - Munster ready to rise to Leinster challenge

Mar 24th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,468 Views 18 Comments

Provincial heavyweights move on from sluggish shows as they prepare to meet again this weekend.

Munster looking to ramp up against Treviso as Leinster derby looms
# Build Up
# Build Up

Munster looking to ramp up against Treviso as Leinster derby looms

Mar 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 4,073 Views 23 Comments

Rob Penney says his men are looking forward to a hectic schedule with the inter-pro clash and a Heineken Cup quarter-final to come.

Foley: 'If you don't have the core skills, there's no point in having an overall philosophy'
# Interview
# Interview

Foley: 'If you don't have the core skills, there's no point in having an overall philosophy'

Mar 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,508 Views 6 Comments

The Munster head coach-to-be discusses his coaching beliefs and the challenges that await.

Simon Zebo shifts to fullback in Munster team for Scarlets challenge
# Positional Switch
# Positional Switch

Simon Zebo shifts to fullback in Munster team for Scarlets challenge

Feb 28th 2014, 12:35 PM 11,125 Views 66 Comments

Meanwhile, Robbie Henshaw is back in the Connacht starting XV after being released from Ireland camp.

Munster bring in Super Rugby hooker MacDonald
# Cover Man
# Cover Man

Munster bring in Super Rugby hooker MacDonald

Feb 22nd 2014, 12:36 PM 7,098 Views 10 Comments

New Zealander signs on a three-month contract from the beginning of March.

Donnacha Ryan and Tommy O'Donnell in Munster team for Ospreys clash
# Team News
# Team News

Donnacha Ryan and Tommy O'Donnell in Munster team for Ospreys clash

Feb 21st 2014, 1:18 PM 5,150 Views 13 Comments

Meanwhile, Connacht have made three changes and Ruan Pienaar starts at out-half for Ulster.

Anthony Foley confirmed as new Munster head coach
# Anthony Foley
# Anthony Foley

Anthony Foley confirmed as new Munster head coach

Feb 19th 2014, 2:14 PM 13,035 Views 63 Comments

The forwards coach has been given a two-year deal to replace Rob Penney.

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