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WATCH: Tries & Post Match Reaction from JvG & Declan Kidney

By Raffaele Rocca / September 14, 2019 /

Munster head coach Johann van Graan reacts to his side’s 45-5 preseason over London Irish Rugby Club. JvG “I’m just glad to see some game time after a pretty long preseason” Declan Kidney “It was a great run out for us and lots of lessons to be learned from it”  Post match reaction from the London Irish…

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Munster Get Good Workout Against Irish In Preseason Opener

By Raffaele Rocca / September 13, 2019 /

Johann van Grann’s men got their pre season off to a solid start with a decent workout in their 45-5 win over London Irish at Musgrave Park on Friday evening. Munster got through the opening 6 minutes with some nice passages of play, good ball retention and intent. For their part London Irish held firm.…

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WATCH: JP Ferreira on giving youth its head in the early part of the season

By John Keogh / September 12, 2019 /

Munster defence coach JP Ferreira was up for media duty this week as the province prepare to open their pre-season with a game against London Irish at Musgrave Park tomorrow. Head coach Johann van Graan has picked a youthful side for the fixture and by the looks of the squad as a whole (with 12…

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Munster Name XV For Pre-Season Opener Against London Irish

By Raffaele Rocca / September 12, 2019 /

An extended Munster squad has been named by Head Coach Johann van Graan for Friday night’s season opener against London Irish at Irish Independent Park (7.30pm). Tickets for the game are available at and will also be available on the gate. Eight Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players are named with John Hodnett, Keynan Knox and Alex…

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WATCH: Ferreira on Munster’s long pre season and Friday’s game with London Irish

By John Keogh / September 10, 2019 /

Munster open their pre-season fixtures with a game against London Irish at Musgrave Park this coming Friday. Johann van Graan’s side play Connacht in their second game a week later, before opening their Pro14 campaign with a home game against the Dragons on Saturday, September 28 at Thomond Park. Defence coach JP Ferreira is excited…

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Munster add game with London Irish to pre-season fixtures

By John Keogh / July 15, 2019 /

Munster have today confirmed that they will play London Irish in a pre-season game at Musgrave Park. The fixture with former Munster coach Declan Kidney’s exiles takes place in Cork on Saturday, September 13. Munster play Connacht in Galway a week later. It will be the ninth time in 12 seasons that the two sides…

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O’Brien exit is a hit that the IRFU can afford to take

By Tom Savage / February 14, 2019 /

Sean O’Brien is one of those “force of nature” type of players. One of those guys that you see on the opposition team sheet and think, fuck it, we’re in for a tough day at the office here. At his very best, O’Brien is borderline unplayable and pretty much has it all, bar a lineout…

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Keatley moves to London Irish on short term deal as his Munster career ends

By Raffaele Rocca / January 30, 2019 /

Munster Rugby can confirm that Ian Keatley has completed his time with the province, joining Declan Kidney’s London Irish for the remainder of the season.The news comes after the recent announcement that Keatley will join Benetton Rugby at the end of the season. The 31-year-old out-half joined Munster ahead of the 2011/12 campaign and has…

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Munster kick off preseason campaign with 32-28 win over London Irish

By Raffaele Rocca / August 17, 2018 /

In typical preseason fashion, Munster’s performance contained some excellent attacking phases but a few lapses in defences. It was however on the whole a positive showing with the home side outscoring the visitors by five tries to four. Some early pressure from Johann van Graan’s side saw Munster held up on a couple of occasions…

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WATCH: “All you can focus on is now”- van Graan enjoying preseason with Munster

By Jack Neville / August 17, 2018 /

Munster continue their preparation for the upcoming season with a pre-season friendly against London Irish tonight in Irish Independent Park. This is van Graan’s first preseason in charge of the Province and he is hoping to build on the momentum of the previous two years by adding silverware to performances.  “Anyone can have a good week.…

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