Tom Savage

Tom Savage: ‘Underrated’ Conor Murray deserving of third Lions Tour

By Tom Savage / May 12, 2021 /

I was lucky enough to be in Thomond Park last Friday night for the Rainbow Cup game between Munster and Ulster. Limerick Live 95 wanted me on the radio for some reason so I made my way out to the door across Thomond Bridge with a definite sense of weirdness. This was my first time…

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Tom Savage: Hooker an area where Munster can find improvement going forward

By Tom Savage / April 28, 2021 /

The hooker is one of the most important players in your pack and, as a result, your team and your aims as a squad. Yet, when you try to think of an archetype hooker – an ideal for the position – no one player stands out. For every William Servat, there is a Keith Wood.…

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Tom Savage: The gap between Munster and the elite might be smaller than it’s cool to admit

By Tom Savage / April 21, 2021 /

Tom Savage says Munster are on the right path to close the gap on the elite in European Rugby

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Tom Savage: Jenkins arrival will allow others to flourish

By Tom Savage / April 7, 2021 /

Another South African second-row? The takes were hitting my timeline with the kind of vigour and venom that you’d expect whenever Munster announce a new signing. Why is this guy needed? What does it mean for young players? What does his signing mean for Munster’s plan to expand our attacking play? I think the main…

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Tom Savage: Front 5 improvement needed if Munster are to succeed at the highest level

By Tom Savage / March 31, 2021 /

Tom Savage of Three Red Kings looks at the areas where Munster are failing after another Pro 14 final loss to Leinster

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Tom Savage: South African by birth, but Munster by the grace of God – that was CJ Stander

By Tom Savage / March 26, 2021 /

Tom Savage reflects on the legacy of CJ Stander as he prepares for his final runs in a red jersey

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Tom Savage: People won’t fully appreciate the brilliance of CJ Stander until he is gone

By Tom Savage / March 17, 2021 /

Some people will only truly be appreciated when they are no longer playing and for me, CJ Stander counts as one of those players. In the debased discourse that surrounds the modern game, consistent top-end performers like CJ Stander are almost the easiest ones to take for granted. This is a guy that has been…

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Tom Savage: Good clubs are built on the work and character of men like Billy Holland

By Tom Savage / March 4, 2021 /

In June 2007, the Apple iPhone arrived in stores for the very first time and if you were going to talk online about how it didn’t have any buttons to press, you’d probably have done so on your Myspace or Bebo account. Earlier that year, Ireland played England in a packed out Croke Park for…

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Tom Savage: Carbery return can help clear up out-half succession plan

By Tom Savage / February 24, 2021 /

“We are running a project called ‘The Maldini Project’ and Paolo Maldini is the role model we are using for these guys. Why are you thinking it is the end just because you are a certain age? “You can’t buy experience. You can’t just turn to a guy who is 23 and give that experience,…

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Tom Savage: Ireland’s succession plan at out-half still unclear

By Tom Savage / February 17, 2021 /

Time is weird these days. I was walking a few days ago and trying to recall something from last year as I was doing it and I slowly realised it wasn’t last year – it was the year before that I was thinking about. 2019. You know, the year of the last World Cup. To…

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