Rugby

WATCH: Out-Stander-ing. Emotional Stander after Player of the Match performance

By Ronan Coughlan / September 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ireland got their 2019 Rugby World Cup underway in the best possible way after beating their Six Nations rivals Scotland at Yokohama Stadium. Ireland scored themselves a four-try, 27-3 bonus point victory this morning, setting themselves up on good footing ahead of their next clash against Japan next weekend in Pool A. CJ Stander earned…

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Ireland earn Bonus Point victory we all hoped for against the Scots

By Ronan Coughlan / September 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

From an Irish perspective, Rugby World Cup 2019 is officially here. An expected and nervy first 5 minutes from both sides, Ireland started the better with some excellent line speed and defence. Ireland pretty much controlled the first half, made very few mistakes and kept Scotland’s playmakers of Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell to a…

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Munster suffer Pre-Season defeat away to Connacht

By Ronan Coughlan / September 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster headed west to the Sportsground for their second Pre-season friendly against Connacht off a back of a 45-7 win over London Irish at Irish Independent Park last week. The first half was a scrappy affair between the two sides, Munster’s James Cronin received a yellow card after an accumulation of penalties. Things didn’t improve…

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Young Munster earn Limerick’s only Munster Senior Cup semi-final spot

By Ronan Coughlan / September 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

A decent crowd turned out at Thomond Park on Culture night to watch Young Munster and Shannon in a local derby. In a very competitive game, both sides found themselves in a 6-6 deadlock at the break. But it would be Young Munster that found an extra in the second half, sealing a semi-final place…

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Stephen Ferris gives his World Cup Predictions in his Debut Blog

By Ronan Coughlan / September 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

In a partnership with Ladbrokes, Stephen Ferris published his debut blog for the betting company as Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off in Japan. Read Stephen’s Preview below: I remember the buildup of excitement and just being eager to kick things off in 2011. You think about the weather, the atmosphere, the fans, the stadium and…

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Tommy O’Donnell to captain Munster in final pre-season clash against Connacht

By Jack Neville / September 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan has named an extended squad for Saturday’s pre-season clash against Connacht at the Sportsground (3pm). The game is Munster’s second pre-season clash following last week’s 45-5 victory over London Irish. The Guinness PRO14 kicks off at Thomond Park on Saturday week as Dragons visit Limerick for a 3pm kick-off. See…

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Craig Casey to Captain Munster A’s against Cardiff Blues

By Jack Neville / September 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Munster A team has been named by Head Coach Peter Malone for Friday evening’s Celtic Cup clash against Cardiff Blues at Irish Independent Park (6pm). Senior scrum-half Craig Casey captains the side and is one of five additions to the starting XV along with Jack Crowley, Louis Bruce, Corrie Barrett and John Hodnett. Five…

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Four Munster men named in Irish XV for RWC opener

By Jack Neville / September 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Joe Schmidt has included four Munster men in his side to face Scotland this Sunday in the Rugby World Cup. There are eight Munster men in the 23-man-squad in total. There are starts in the back row for Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander. Conor Murray starts at scrum half while Andrew Conway is named on…

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WATCH: Earls And Stander Look Ahead To Scottish Opener

By Raffaele Rocca / September 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Keith Earls and CJ Stander spoke to the Rugby World Cup media pool today ahead of Sunday’s Pool A opening game against Scotland. Earls had been an injury concern over the past few days but has been cleared to play in Ireland’s opener on Saturday against Scotland. Both Earls & Stander addressed questions around doping which have dominated…

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New Season of Guinness Pro14 kicks of on TG4

By Ronan Coughlan / September 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

TG4’s Rugbaí Beo is back, starting next Friday 27th September with highlights from Ulster Rugby’s clash against Ospreys at the Kingspan Stadium.   This will be followed by a bumper afternoon of live rugby on TG4 on Saturday 28th September as Munster host Dragons in Thomond Park, followed by Scarlets v Connacht and finishing off…

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