RWC 2019

WATCH: Van Graan on Ireland’s World Cup exit & update on Cloete

By Ronan Coughlan / October 22, 2019 /

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan gave his thoughts on Ireland’s defeat to the All Blacks last weekend plus a positive update on Chris Cloete’s injury. Munster will play the Ospreys in the PRO 14 at Irish Independent Park this Friday evening Check out Van Graan’s thoughts below!

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WATCH: Van Graan on dealing with own RWC Disappointment in 2015

By Ronan Coughlan / October 22, 2019 /

Munster Head Coach Johann van Graan spoke to the media this week about dealing with his own Rugby World Cup disappointment with the Springboks in 2015. Munster will play the Ospreys in the PRO 14 at Irish Independent Park this Friday evening Check JvG’s thoughts in the video below!

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WATCH: Neil Cronin on family World Cup disappointment and taking his chances

By John Keogh / October 22, 2019 /

Neil Cronin had more than a passing eye on Ireland’s progress in the Word Cup. Not only was he keeping track of his Munster teammates, Cronin had a vested interest with older brother Sean part of the travelling party. Ultimately the World Cup was a disappointment for all and the Munster scrum half admits that…

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WATCH: Van Graan on lifting the spirits of the Irish players when they return

By John Keogh / October 22, 2019 /

Munster head coach Johann van Graan says that it will be a challenge to lift the spirits of the Irish players that will return to the province in the coming weeks. Ireland exited the World Cup at the quarter final stage after a comprehensive defeat to New Zealand last week. “We have had 12 players…

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WATCH: Marcus Horan thinks Joe Schmidt will have planned for New Zealand

By Jack Neville / October 18, 2019 /

After finishing second to Japan in their RWC Pool Group, Ireland will face New Zealand in the quarter-finals of the competition this Saturday. Ireland will have expected to top their group after being paired with Scotland and Japan in the group stages. However, the loss to Japan saw Ireland finish as runners up and avoid…

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OPINION: World Rugby must keep integrity of competition.

By Ronan Coughlan / October 9, 2019 /

Some of this weekends Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures are under threat, leaving many fans, pundits and media in the unknown as the dangers of Typhoon Hagibis are potentially huge. So much so that the current World Rugby regulations in place would affect the balance of competitive Sport should games get cancelled. Let’s focus on…

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Pool A Permutations: Where do Ireland go from here?

By Ronan Coughlan / September 30, 2019 /

It’s Monday afternoon, and yes (it really happened) Ireland succumbed to a 19-12 defeat at the hands of the Brave Blossoms over the weekend. But where does that leave Ireland now that Pool A has been blown wide open? Current Pool A standings following the Japan defeat on Saturday: Ireland will look to take all…

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WATCH: CJ Stander says Ireland have plenty of places to ‘fix-up’ after Japan loss

By Raffaele Rocca / September 30, 2019 /

Munster’s CJ Stander and team masseur Willie Bennett were up for the daily media pool on Monday as Ireland look to bounce back from a terribly poor performance against Japan. Next up for Ireland it is Russia with Joe Schmidt’s side knowing that two bonus point wins in their remaining games will be enough to…

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WATCH: Johann van Graan on Ireland v Scotland and form of Munster players

By John Keogh / September 24, 2019 /

Munster head coach Johann van Graan was massively impressed by Ireland’s victory over Scotland in their Rugby World Cup opener. Ireland were back to near their best in the 27-3 victory over the Scots on Sunday and van Graan hailed the performance. “I thought it was an incredible performance. They put Scotland under so much…

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WATCH: Out-Stander-ing. Emotional Stander after Player of the Match performance

By Ronan Coughlan / September 22, 2019 /

Ireland got their 2019 Rugby World Cup underway in the best possible way after beating their Six Nations rivals Scotland at Yokohama Stadium. Ireland scored themselves a four-try, 27-3 bonus point victory this morning, setting themselves up on good footing ahead of their next clash against Japan next weekend in Pool A. CJ Stander earned…

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