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#Rob Penney

# rob-penney - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

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

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

# rob-penney - Thursday 17 July, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Thursday 22 May, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Friday 16 May, 2014

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

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

Warriors promise rough night in Glasgow for Munster

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

# rob-penney - Thursday 15 May, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Munster's Rob Penney wins RaboDirect Pro12 Coach of the Year Leaving Present This post contains videos

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

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

# rob-penney - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Munster must maintain motivation after dealing with European disappointment

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

# rob-penney - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Munster need to explode over the gainline today and CJ is the man they need to fire Analysis This post contains videos

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

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

# rob-penney - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Monday 21 April, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Sunday 20 April, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Friday 11 April, 2014

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

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.’

# rob-penney - Monday 7 April, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Saturday 5 April, 2014

As it happened: Munster v Toulouse, Heineken Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Rob Penney’s men looked to overcome a powerful French challenge in Thomond Park.

# rob-penney - Friday 4 April, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Sunday 30 March, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Saturday 29 March, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Friday 28 March, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Thursday 27 March, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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

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

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.

# rob-penney - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

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

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

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

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

# rob-penney - Monday 24 March, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Munster looking to ramp up against Treviso as Leinster derby looms

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.

# rob-penney - Thursday 6 March, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Friday 28 February, 2014

Simon Zebo shifts to fullback in Munster team for Scarlets challenge

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

# rob-penney - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Munster bring in Super Rugby hooker MacDonald

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

# rob-penney - Friday 21 February, 2014

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

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

# rob-penney - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Anthony Foley confirmed as new Munster head coach

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

Munster set to name Anthony Foley as next head coach

The province’s CEO, Garrett Fitzgerald, will address the media in Limerick this afternoon.

# rob-penney - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Donnacha Ryan 'ready to go' for Ireland says Munster coach Rob Penney

The province, meanwhile, has lost Dave O’Callaghan and Duncan Casey to injury.

# rob-penney - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Munster's game plan playing to scrum-half Sheridan's strengths

The Sligo native says the province will ‘say the goodbyes and everything like that at the end of the season.’

# rob-penney - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

'Zeebs is a fantastic athlete and a great ambassador for rugby'

Munster’s head coach Rob Penney says ‘a few sad people’ shouldn’t deter the Ireland international from enjoying himself.

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