Rugby

WATCH: St Munchin’s James O’Brien awarded Senior Cup Try of the Year

By Jack Neville / April 3, 2020 /

Last week Munster released a shortlist of the best Senior Cup Tries of the Year with three Limerick nominations. After all the votes were counted, St Mucnhin’s James O’Brien was announced the winner with his solo effort against Ccastletroy College topping the charts. Receiving the ball on the wing just inside his own half, O’Brien…

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CJ Stander Channels His Inner Matador In Novel Training Regime

By Raffaele Rocca / April 2, 2020 /

With gyms, fitness centres and playing fields all out of action Munster Rugby players have all been using tailored individual plans to keep ticking over during the lockdown. However there is no such lockdown on the Stander family farm down in South Africa as the Munster & Ireland backrow demonstrated some novel ways of keeping…

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‘Instant Classics’ Available On-Demand for FREE on PRO14.rugby

By Raffaele Rocca / April 2, 2020 /

From Wednesday April 1, over 40 ‘Instant Classics’ from the Guinness PRO14 will be available for FREE on www.pro14.rugby/pro14tv, allowing fans to relive some of the Championships most enthralling encounters on demand. The games feature every team from the Guinness PRO14, showcasing nail-biting wins, try-fests and dramatic finishes spread across matches from the 2018/19 season up…

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IRFU Club Continuity Fund Details Confirmed

By Jack Neville / April 1, 2020 /

The 2019/20 domestic rugby season was formally concluded on March 19th, 2020 on the grounds of public safety, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRFU acknowledges that this situation has placed some clubs in a difficult financial situation. It is a priority for Irish Rugby that all clubs survive the current crisis and remain operational.…

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Limerick’s Keith Earls to raffle off worn Irish jersey to raise funds for Barnados

By Jack Neville / April 1, 2020 /

Limerick and Munster star Keith Earls has decided to raffle-off the match jersey he wore during Ireland’s 16-9 win over the then World Champions in the Aviva Stadium. On his Instagram account, Earls said, “I am hoping to raise as much money as possible for Barnardos Ireland. Barnardos front line staff have rapidly adapted their…

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WATCH: Munster release ‘Last-Minute Magic’ video

By Jack Neville / April 1, 2020 /

It’s fair to say that Munster Rugby has had its fair share of exciting moments since the turn of the century. The two-time European Champions have often had to come from the brink to snatch dramatic victories Now Munster Rugby have released a video showcasing thirteen last minute moments of brilliance from the men in…

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Size Does Matter When it Comes to Modern Rugby

By Tom Savage / March 31, 2020 /

THE DAYS of rugby being a game for all shapes and sizes is long gone. That’s not 100% true, of course. There are exceptions where you can afford to carry smaller, more skilful players without penalty.  Scrum half, fly half and one of your wingers. You can maybe carry a smaller hooker and back row,…

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Logan Says Munster Working on Specific Training Plans During Lockdown

By Raffaele Rocca / March 31, 2020 /

The Munster squad have started their second week of remote training with Head of Athletic Performance Denis Logan providing the latest squad update. The squad are adhering to all government guidelines set out to help ensure the spread of coronavirus is minimised with tailored training programmes in place for each squad member. Speaking about how…

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WATCH: Isa Nacewa “If you can’t do an 8/10 you shouldn’t be a professional”

By Niall O'Carroll / March 28, 2020 /

THESE were the words of Isa Nacewa recently in Dublin talking to a corporate group on leadership. 8/10 is a principle ingrained in Nacewa in Auckland watching the likes of Doug Howlett and Christian Cullen demand more of themselves with every performance.  Why you may wonder am I writing about a Leinster man this week.…

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WATCH: Munster’s season so far

By Jack Neville / March 27, 2020 /

For all participants, the Guinness Pro 14 came to a grinding halt all of a sudden a fortnight ago. While it is unclear when the season will resume, or if it will, there is still a chance of silverware for Munster in the domestic competition. The Province have released a video documenting each of their…

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