Rugby

Munster A side named for Connacht clash on Saturday

By Jack Neville / September 18, 2020 /

An extended 26-man Munster A squad has been named for Saturday’s Interpro against Connacht A at the Sportsground (2pm). The squad is evenly split with 13 Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players and 13 senior players involved. There will be no live stream of this weekend’s game in Galway but Munster Rugby are planning on streaming…

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PREVIEW: A busy weekend for Limerick clubs in Junior Rugby

By Aidan Corr / September 18, 2020 /

THE new rugby season in this region has benefited from strict social distancing rules with every precaution possible taken at all venues over the past two weeks. This week we see a further increase in fixtures with under 20s, Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Cup, Transfield Cup and McInerney Cup games all down for decision.…

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New attacking weapons have to be created ahead of Pro 14 return

By Tom Savage / September 9, 2020 /

I’m not sure why this semi-final hurt more than the last two. Maybe third time’s the charm. Either way, three days out from another defeat to a Leinster side that seems to have forgotten how to lose I’m sitting here feeling the sting. Another semi-final loss to Leinster. Another fever dream of Gordon D’Arcy’s disembodied…

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The Breakdown EP142: Bitter Disappointment as Munster Fail to Fire in Semi Final

By Raffaele Rocca / September 8, 2020 /

It was very much a case of history repeating itself as Munster’s search for a first trophy since 2011 is set to continue after what could only be described as a poor showing against Leinster. We look back on the game, Ulster’s superb comeback win and the new format for the Champions Cup.

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REVIEW: Junior Rugby returns with Munster Junior Cup

By Aidan Corr / September 7, 2020 /

Limerick’s junior rugby season staggered back over the weekend. There was some confusion concerning the fixture list, two clubs could not play for different reasons but nevertheless, a few local sides did return to action after the lengthy Covid 19 lockdown. Richmond got their season underway this Sunday and they advanced to the next round…

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WATCH: Munster fall in Pro 14 final four to Leinster once again

By Jack Neville / September 7, 2020 /

For the third consecutive season, Munster fell in the semi finals to Leinster in the Guinness Pro 14. In truth, it was a grim affair in the Aviva with Munster never looking like threatening the opponents tryline. Ronan Kelleher’s contentious first half effort was the only try of the game as Leinster held out for…

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All you need to know ahead of Munster v Leinster

By Jack Neville / September 4, 2020 /

Munster take on Leinster in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final this weekend looking to earn a place in the final for the second time in four years. Where? Aviva Stadium (behind closed doors) When? Friday, 7.35pm Did you know? Munster have reached the Guinness PRO14 semi-final in each of the last four years, qualifying for the…

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FREE: Eir Sport to broadcast tonight’s Guinness Pro 14 semi final free on Facebook

By Jack Neville / September 4, 2020 /

Munster will be looking to reach a first Guinness Pro 14 final since 2017 as they take on Leinster in the Aviva tonight. Opponents Leinster are looking to compete a three in a row after defeating Munster in the previous two semi finals. Munster are without silverware since their Magners League victory in 2011. Leinster…

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Munster Name XV For Leinster Semi Final Clash

By Raffaele Rocca / September 3, 2020 /

The Munster side has been named for Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium (7.35pm, live on eir Sport). There are three changes to the side that defeated Connacht last week with Stephen Archer, Billy Holland and Jack O’Donoghue coming into the pack. The backline is unchanged for the third weekend…

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Munster are ‘battle hardened’ for Leinster says Graham Rowntree

By Jack Neville / September 2, 2020 /

Munster coach Graeme Rowntree says his side are ready for their Leinster rematch after a tough game against Connacht last weekend. Munster fell to Leinster in their first game back to Rugby a fortnight ago but can undo those wrongs against the same side in the Guinness Pro 14 semi final on friday. Ahead of…

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