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WATCH: Niall Scannell on Graham Rowntree’s impact since arrival

By Jack Neville / November 21, 2019 /

Just over a fortnight since his arrival at the Province, Graham Rowntree has his biggest challenge with Munster as they welcome Racing to Thomond Park this Saturday in the Champions Cup. For Hooker Niall Scannell, the Englishman has had a huge impact since his arrival saying, I think the initial thing he brings is the…

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WATCH: Beirne wary of ‘serious operator’ Donnacha Ryan

By Jack Neville / November 21, 2019 /

Munster take on Racing 92 this weekend with Donnacha Ryan returning to the Province for the first time since his move in 2017. In his absence, Munster signed Taghd Beirne with the former Scarlets lock praising the former Munster man in his pre match press conference. “I started watching him ever before I broke into…

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Emotional return to Thomond Park for Ryan and Zebo

By Jack Neville / November 21, 2019 /

This Saturday Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan return home for the first time since leaving Munster as the Province welcome Racing 92 to Thomond Park. Ryan is into his third season with the French club while Zebo joined him in Paris last season. Tipperary native Ryan will be facing Munster for the third time this…

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Six Limerick clubs to return to League action

By Aidan Corr / November 20, 2019 /

It’s back to league action for our six junior league rugby teams this coming Sunday with a few juicy pairings on offer. In Munster Junior League 1 the top game is certainly the meeting of Newcastle West and Kilfeacle and District in Cullinagh. The Limerick side trail their opponents by a single point after five…

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Zebo subplot not distracting a focused Murray

By John Keogh / November 20, 2019 /

Munster scrum-half Conor Murray is expecting to line up against one of his closest friends with Racing 92 take to the Thomond Park pitch on Saturday. Simon Zebo is likely to feature for the Parisian outfit and against Munster for the first time since his move to the club in 2018. Zebo has remained close…

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OPINION: There is a brutal simplicity to coaching

By Tom Savage / November 20, 2019 /

Win and it’s easy. You’re a genius. The media start talking about all your little training gimmicks during the week as if they were nuggets of gold. All a player has to do is drop an inside term – “Stuesdays” – during a particularly loose media session and, as long as you keep winning, it’ll…

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WATCH: Niall Scannell on facing Zebo and Racing’s athletes

By Ronan Coughlan / November 20, 2019 /

Munster Hooker Niall Scannell will look to help his teammates get one over on old foe Racing 92 this weekend when the pair clash at Thomond Park on Saturday in the Champions Cup. Among the talking points this week were Scannell’s former Munster teammate Simon Zebo, who will be wearing the light blue Parsian Club…

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WATCH: Larkham on Alby’s departure and Munster legacy

By Ronan Coughlan / November 20, 2019 /

Munster Senior Coach Stephen Larkham has expressed his praise upon departing scrum-half Alby Mathewson, who will leave the province after Saturday’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 at Thomond Park on Saturday. Should the All Black be selected for Munster’s first home European game of the season, the 33-year-old will get to have one final…

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WATCH: Larkham provides squad update ahead of Racing 92 clash

By Ronan Coughlan / November 20, 2019 /

Munster will look to make it two wins from two in the Champions Cup when they entertain Racing 92 at Thomond Park on Saturday evening (Kick-off 5:15pm) Speaking to the Media this week, Munster Senior Coach Stephen Larkham noted just five injured players in the squad and gave a brief update on the progress of…

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The Breakdown EP118 Munster Off To European Flyer

By Raffaele Rocca / November 19, 2019 /

We look back on Munster’s win over Ospreys in Wales as Irish provinces make it four from four on week one of the Champions Cup. Johann van Graan’s side got the maximum five points on the road to sit second in the pool just behind Racing 92 on points difference. Watch the highlights here. The…

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