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WATCH: Johann van Grann “pretty happy” with much improved Munster

By Raffaele Rocca / September 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster recorded a superb 49-13 win over the Ospreys over Saturday evening representing a much improved performance from their below par showing against Glasgow last time out.  Sporting Limerick caught up with both head coaches after the game to get their thoughts on their teams respective performances.  First up, Johann van Graan cut a much…

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WATCH: Highlights of Munster’s 49-13 win over Ospreys

By Raffaele Rocca / September 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Johann van Graan would have impressed the importance of a faster and more accurate start that produced against Glasgow last weekend.   His side did just that with four first half tries (Pen try, Cronin, Carbery and Marshall) accounting for a much deserved bonus point win. Second half efforts from Marshall, Botha and Sweetnam completed…

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Ospreys visit marks official opening of 3G surface at Irish Independent Park

By Raffaele Rocca / September 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, will officially open the newly-installed modified 3G pitch at Irish Independent Park in Cork on Friday night. The Tánaiste will join Munster Rugby Branch President Ger Malone and Lord Mayor of Cork Mick Finn in officially opening the new pitch ahead of the Munster v…

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Munster will look to take learnings from Exeter with bigger tests ahead

By Raffaele Rocca / August 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster take on Exeter Chiefs on Friday evening in the second of their Keary’s Renault Series with a 7:30pm kick off. Usually these preseason games are simply an opportunity to ease the squad back in to competitive action. However, this one has the added extra of being the first of three encounters between the two…

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WATCH: Simon Zebo – “It was an amazing end to Musgrave Park but a sad one”

By Marisa Kennedy / February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Simon Zebo has praised the Munster fans for creating an “incredible” atmosphere at his final game for Munster at the Irish Independent Park on Friday night. The province earned an 11-point win over Pro14 leaders, Glasgow with tries from Niall Scannell and James Cronin. Speaking after the game, Zebo thanked the sell out crowd for…

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Munster V Glasgow Warriors (Guinness Pro 14)

By Diarmaid Scannell / February 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Munster V Glasgow Warriors (Guinness Pro 14)
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WATCH: Chris Cloete “It’s been different coming from 30 degrees to an average of 5”

By Marisa Kennedy / February 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Chris Cloete has said that he is enjoying life at Munster as his side prepares to face Glasgow in the Pro 14 Championship on Friday night. The outside flanker has taken a very unique path on his way to the province, spending time with the Kandy Rugby Club in Sri Lanka before a spell in…

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WATCH: Simon Zebo: “Every time I get to play in a red jersey in Cork it’s extra special”

By Marisa Kennedy / February 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Simon Zebo has highlighted a preseason friendly against Leicester Tigers as his favourite memory of playing in Musgrave Park. The 27 year old will play his final game in front of his home crowd on Friday night against Glasgow Warriors. “I came on, and I replaced Doug Howlett and that was one of my first big…

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WATCH: Johann van Graan wary of “quality” Glasgow side

By Marisa Kennedy / February 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster Head Coach, Johann van Graan has warned that his team will have to be at their best when they face Pro14 leaders Glasgow on Friday night in Cork. The South African has made 12 changes to his side that lost to Cardiff last week with Andrew Conway and Niall Scannell both returning from international…

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Ronan O’Mahony returns at Munster A side named for B&I Cup clash with Osprey’s select

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster A’ take on Ospreys select on Friday night at Irish Independent park. Peter Malone has named his Munster A’ side to face Osprey’s select tomorrow night with Ronan O’Mahony returning to the starting XV. A win will see current holders Munster A secure a place in the quarter-finals of the competition. There is just…

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