Author: Raffaele Rocca

Peter O’Mahony says improvement needed if Munster are to get past Racing 92

Peter O’Mahony accepts Munster need to improve if they are to get the better of Racing 92 this weekend. Munster emerged from Castres with two points in the bag last weekend in a game that could have easily seen them come home with just the one, bar a few missed penalties by the opposition place kicker. Speaking to the press this week, Munster captain Peter O’Mahony says this weekend’s performance will have to improve significantly if they are to record a first home win of the campaign. Some silly penalties, missed tackles and a missed exit play proved costly....

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Kleyn returns to bolster Munster pack as Erasmus names XV for Racing 92 clash

Kleyn returns to bolster Munster pack as Erasmus names XV for Racing 92 clash. Munster play their first home game of the 2017/18 Champions Cup against Racing 92 at Thomond Park tomorrow with Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus making three changes from the side that drew in Castres last weekend. The first of the changes is seen in the front row where Rhys Marshall comes in for Niall Scannell who misses out with a thumb injury. Jean Kleyn makes a return from the neck injury he sustained in Guinness PRO14 action against Glasgow Warriors to start in the second...

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LISTEN: Jean de Villiers talks van Graan, Munster and revamped Pro14

Springbok legend and former Munster fan favourite Jean de Villers talks van Graan, Munster and revamped Pro14.  Jean de Villiers only spent one season with Munster but in that short time scored eight tries in 23 appearances. But for a change in the South African Rugby Football Union’s policy on players plying their trade oversees not being eligible for selection to the 2011 World Cup, de Villiers may well have taken up the option of a two year extension on his stay. But it wasn’t to be as de Villiers returned first to Western Province (Currie Cup) and then the...

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Springbok legend Jean De Villiers reveals favourite Munster moment

Springbok legend Jean De Villiers reveals favourite Munster moment. Despite only staying one season with Munster, Springbok legend Jean De Villers is fondly remembered by munster fans. The man from the Western Cape scored 8 tries in 23 games for Munster with some notable efforts against Glasgow and Northampton but one however stands out in particular Speaking to Sporting Limerick this week, De Villiers revealed that it was Munster’s memorable 37-14 win away in Perpignan in 2009 that stands out as his favourite moment in the red shirt. “I scored quite a special try against Glasgow at Thomond park...

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Chris Cloete to link up with Munster this week

South African Chris Cloete to link up with Munster this week. The Pumas loss to the Blue Bulls in the last round of group games in the Currie Cup at the weekend means that the flanker is now free to link up with his new teammates. Heading into the game the Pumas knew a five point bonus point win could have seen them grab a semi final spot but it wasn’t to be as a 52-32 defeat meant their elimination from the competition. 26-year-old Cloete has yet to be capped by the Springboks but has appeared for the South...

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