Rugby

The Breakdown EP106 Munster’s Academy, Rugby Championship & Welsh Notions

By Raffaele Rocca / July 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

The pod returns for the Rugby Championship as we also look tentatively towards the new season. We look at South Africa’s win over Australia and New Zealand’s nervy win away in Argentina and analyse what trends may develop ahead of the World Cup. Also in the week’s episode the latest anonymous Premier Rugby chairman to…

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Fixtures for 2019 AIL Leagues announced

By Jack Neville / July 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

The fixtures for both the Women’s and Men’s 2019 Energia All-Ireland Rugby have been released. A Limerick Derby kicks off proceedings on October 4th with the Friday night clash between UL Bohs and Old Cresent in UL. Division 1A Champions, Cork Con begin their campaign by welcoming Garryowen to Tom Clifford Park while finalists Clontarf…

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WATCH: Jean Kleyn on settling into Irish Rugby camp and new teammates

By Jack Neville / July 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

With the World Cup looming, Ireland’s training camp for many has been a chance to reintegrate themselves into Joe Schmidt’s style of play. For Munster lock Jean Kleyn it is a new learning curve as he is now in line to make his Irish debut after completing his three years of residency. Speaking at Thomond…

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WATCH: Sean Cronin on competitive Irish squad and Limerick’s hurling success

By Jack Neville / July 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

With the World Cup on the horizon, the chance to impress Joe Schmidt and book a seat on the plane to Japan for the competition is quickly running out for plenty of Irish players. For Limerick native Sean Cronin, exclusion from the squad is unthinkable with the hooker, arguably the best back up in World…

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“They are making it incredibly hard to whittle it down” – Easterby

By John Keogh / July 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby says that he and the rest of the coaching staff are facing a difficult task when they have to make cuts to the squad for this year’s World Cup in Japan. The 45-strong group of players have been putting in a huge amount of work over the last few weeks…

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WATCH: Sean Cronin on being back in Limerick and Ireland’s World Cup prep

By John Keogh / July 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Irish rugby squad have been in Limerick all week as they continue their preparation for this year’s World Cup in Japan. Joe Schmidt and has backroom team have been putting the players through paces at the University of Limerick this week and their stay culminated with an open session in Thomond Park on Friday.…

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WATCH: Simon Easterby Gives Injury Update

By Raffaele Rocca / July 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Irish forwards coach Simon Easterby talks about their open training session at Thomond Park and provides an injury update #SportLK. Munster’s Keith Earls sat out today’s session but Easterby says there is nothing to worry about.

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Munster Women’s Interpro Fixtures Confirmed

By Raffaele Rocca / July 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

The fixture details for the IRFU Women’s Interprovincial Championship have been confirmed with the Munster Women’s team, sponsored by Keane’s jewellers, kicking off their campaign at Irish Independent Park against Ulster on Saturday 17 August, 3pm. As part of the IRFU’s extended five-week Interprovincial Series, Laura Guest’s side will then travel to face Connacht in…

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Munster Confirm Academy Recruits For Coming Season

By Raffaele Rocca / July 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Four players have been added to the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy ahead of the 2019/20 season.  The Year One recruits are: Jake Flannery (Shannon), John Hodnett (UCC), Paddy Kelly (Young Munster) and Eoin O’Connor (Waterpark). As the province’s pathway continues to produce players from across the clubs and schools, two of the new additions are…

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Munster’s Pro14 Fixtures Confirmed

By Raffaele Rocca / July 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster’s fixtures for the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season have been finalised with the dates and times confirmed for 20 of the 21 rounds. The province will play 11 home PRO14 games in the regular season – seven at Thomond Park and four Friday night games at Irish Independent Park. Munster’s first six Thomond Park games…

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