Munster Rugby

WATCH: Alby Mathewson on Munster’s Champions Cup defeat to Castres

By John Keogh / December 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster fell to a 13-12 defeat to Castres in the Champions Cup at the weekend in somewhat controversial circumstances. Two Castres players have since been cited for incidents that occurred during the contest. Rory Kockott has been cited for allegedly making contact with Chris Cloete’s eye, while Marc-Antoine Rallier faces disciplinary action for a dangerous…

Read More

LISTEN: The Breakdown EP 75 With Three Red Kings & Sporting Limerick

By Jack Neville / December 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Munster lost their first game of the Champions Cup season last Saturday in Castres in what was a fiery contest. Munster will rue some missed kicks but will be disappointed at the performance of referee Stuart Barnes who was very lenient towards the French who have had two players cited in the meantime. Up next…

Read More

Catres pair cited in the wake of Munster clash

By Jack Neville / December 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Castres’ scrum-half Rory Kockott and replacement hooker Marc-Antoine Rallier have both been cited by the EPCR following the fiery Heineken Champions Cup clash with Munster. Rallier was sin-binned for a dangerous tackle on Peter O’Mahony in the 69th minute on Saturday by referee Stuart Barnes. Kockott has been cited for an eye-gouge on Munster flanker…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

LISTEN: The Breakdown EP75 with Sporting Limerick & Three Red Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / December 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

We look ahead to Munster’s trip to Castres with van Graan’s side knowing a win will see them take complete control of the group by virtue of Exeter’s win at Gloucester last night. All that plus a look at the other big games of the weekend.

Read More

WATCH: Stander recalls past struggles in Europe ahead of Castres trip

By Jack Neville / December 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Much has been made about Munster’s inability to get a bonus point against Castres in Thomond Park last Sunday. Munster dominated the game from start to finish but could only muster three tries from JJ Hanrahan, Rory Scannel and CJ Stander. Munster still lie in a healthy position atop of pool 2 but will be…

Read More

Joey Carbery returns as Johann van Graan announces side for Castres

By Jack Neville / December 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Munster team has been named for Saturday’s Champions Cup clash away to French champions Castres Olympique at Stade Pierre-Fabre (5.30pm Irish time). Head Coach Johann van Graan has made one change to the side that defeated the French side 30-5 at Thomond Park on Sunday with Joey Carbery starting at out-half. Conor Murray is…

Read More

Several All-Limerick pairings as Munster Senior & Junior Schools Cup draw made

By Raffaele Rocca / December 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

The draw for the first and quarter-final rounds of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup competitions took place at Irish Independent Park on Thursday evening and sees some interesting pairing with several All Limerick pairings. First Round Draw – Junior CupMatch 1: High School Clonmel v Bandon GrammarMatch 2: Crescent College v…

Read More

WATCH: van Graan says discipline will be key come Saturday

By Jack Neville / December 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Johann van Graan brings his Munster side to Castres this Saturday with his side in a very good position in Pool 2 of the Champions Cup. After a comprehensive win over the French side last week, another win for Munster will go a long way in securing a place in the knockout stages. Ahead of…

Read More