Rugby

WATCH: Reaction from van Graan, O’Mahony, Ackermann & Slater

By Raffaele Rocca / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster got the job done against Gloucester with a 36-22 bonus point at Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon but it could yet come at a huge cost with Tommy O’Donnell suffering a suspected broken leg while Dan Goggin and Rhys Marshall also suffered injuries.  “We’ve no confirmation yet but I believe Tommy has broken his…

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WATCH: Highlights of Munster’s 36-22 win over Gloucester

By Raffaele Rocca / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster extend their unbeaten run in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup with a bonus point win against Gloucester – who saw fly-half Danny Cipriani sent-off in the 29th minute for a high tackle on Rory Scannell.  Full highlights below.  The win puts Munster on top of Pool two with 7 points with Castres up next…

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Five try Munster beat Gloucester at Thomond Park

By John Keogh / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster earned their first Champions Cup win of the season with a convincing 36-22 bonus point win over Gloucester at Thomond Park this afternoon. Tries from Mike Haley, Rhys Marshall, Joey Carbery, Sammy Arnold and Andrew Conway saw Johann van Graan’s men over the line but they were helped by the red card shown to…

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Munster name side to face Gloucester in Champions Cup

By Jack Neville / October 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Munster team to face Gloucester at Thomond Park in the Champions Cup on Saturday afternoon has been named by Head Coach Johann van Graan (KO 1pm). There are four changes, all in the pack, to the side that drew 10-all away to Exeter Chiefs in the Champions Cup opener last weekend. An all-new front…

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WATCH – Van Graan on the return of Gerbrandt Grobler

By Jack Neville / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Johann van Graan says that former player Gerbrandt Grobler will definitely know some of Munster’s play calls from his time at the province last year. Grobler found himself in the middle of a media storm last season as the national media scrutinized the IRFU and Munster for allowing a player who had previously failed a…

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BREAKING: Contract extensions for key Munster players

By Raffaele Rocca / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to confirm Chris Cloete, James Cronin, Neil Cronin, Chris Farrell and Tommy O’Donnell have all signed contract extensions, while scrum-half Nick McCarthy is set to join the province. Additionally Greencore Munster Academy players Gavin Coombes and Shane Daly will join the senior ranks next season. Chris Farrell, who…

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Van Graan wary of Gloucester and Cipriani threat

By John Keogh / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Any time Munster and Gloucester’s names are thrown together the memory instantly goes back to the ‘Miracle Match’ at Thomond Park in 2003. On that day, Munster needed to score four tries and win by 27 points to overcome one of the top sides in England and did so to reach the Heineken Cup quarter…

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Williams redemption in Exeter should silence boo boys but it won’t

By Tom Savage / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Feck off Scrumcap, you’re no good,” bellowed the man in the red woolly hat into the cold Cork night air. His friends chuckled. Everyone else in the terrace shifted awkwardly. Duncan Williams had just knocked on the ball at a ruck and the crowd had gone silent – after the groans, that is. Every stadium…

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Haley’s star is rising with each Munster game

By John Keogh / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s not easy to replace such an iconic player as Simon Zebo but that’s the challenge that Mike Haley was handed when signed for Munster from Sale Sharks in the off-season. The full back has impressed since making his competitive debut against the Cheetahs in Munster’s opening Pro14 game this term and he was also…

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WATCH: Johann van Graan excited for visit of old friend Ackermann

By John Keogh / October 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan has been impressed by what he has seen from Gloucester this season an expects a tough challenge when the fourth placed English Premiership site visit Thomond Park on Saturday. The game sees van Graan pit his whits against fellow South African Johan Ackermann, Head Coach of the visiting Gloucester…

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