Irish Rugby

WATCH: Wayne Barnes & TMO miss apparent eye gouge in the lead up to Castres try

By Raffaele Rocca / December 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster left France with a losing bonus point that keeps them still in charge of their own destiny but it could and should have been a different result had Wayne Barnes’ refereeing been up to scratch. The Englishman informed Peter O’Mahony that the alleged eye gouge by Rory Kockott on Chris Cloete was an issue…

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Munster rue below par performance in 13-12 loss to Castres

By Raffaele Rocca / December 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster will have to wait for round 4 and 5 to get the required points to make it out of Pool 2 of the Champions Cup after a below and ill tempted 80 minutes agains the French Champions. Castres hooker Kevin Firmin got the only try while Munster will regret some poor place kicking and…

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LISTEN: The Breakdown EP73 with Sporting Limerick & Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

We look back on Munster’s 30-5 win over Castres in the Champions Cup on Sunday afternoon in what really was a mixed bag of a game. While Munster will be happy with some aspects of the win, some first half inaccuracies ultimately meant they would not claim the bonus point win that their possession and…

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WATCH: Highlights of Munster’s 30-5 win over Castres

By Raffaele Rocca / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster took another big towards qualifying from Pool 2 of the Champions Cup with a 30-5 win over Castres at Thomond Park. Despite the late withdrawals of Joey Carbery and Chris Farrell prior to kick off, Munster had enough to take 4 match points from the game.  Taking a 6-0 lead into the break, Munster…

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Munster get the job done but big improvement needed

By Raffaele Rocca / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster did what they had to do in their 30-5 Champions Cup win over Castres in Thomond Park but will be well aware that serious improvements will be needed for the return leg in France next weekend.  Despite the result Munster will feel that bonus point was very much there for the taking and but…

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Time to rejoice as Murray-Carbery axis gets Munster debut

By Jack Neville / December 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

For Munster fans, a long wait will finally come to an end on Sunday as Joey Carbery and Conor Murray are set to start their first game together for the Province in the Champions Cup tie with Castres. When Munster announced the arrival of Carbery from Leinster in the Summer, the Province began to hope…

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WATCH: Peter O’Mahony relishing “season defining” game against Castres

By Jack Neville / December 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

This Sunday Munster welcome Castres to Thomond Park in the Champions Cup before facing into a game away to the French giants the following week. Munster currently top pool with seven points to their name with a win and a draw under their belt. However, opponents lie in second and can overtake Munster should they…

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2019 Champions Cup to start two weeks after Rugby World Cup

By Jack Neville / December 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Next October, the Rugby World Cup will take place in Japan with Ireland looking more poised than ever to launch an assault on the tournement. The staging of the competition means there must be some reshuffling in club competitions with the dates for next seasons Champions Cup released today. In order to assist with its stakeholders’…

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LISTEN: Munster v Edinburgh: reaction from JvG, Beirne & Cockerill

By Raffaele Rocca / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster romped to a 44-14 win over Edinburgh in the Pro14 on Friday evening to maintain their recent run of excellent form with the retuning Chris Farrell chaining the man of the match award while Keith Earls bagged a hat trick. Johann van Graan’s side had the bonus point wrapped up inside the opening 30…

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WATCH: Highlights as Munster demolish Edinburgh in 8-try rout

By Raffaele Rocca / November 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster were clinical inside the opening 30 minutes against Edinburgh doing enough damage to secure a bonus point with four tries courtesy of Conway (2), Earls and Farrell. By the half time whistle there were a further two with Earls bagging tow more to complete an eight minute hat trick. Duhan van der Merwe crossed for…

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