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Munster SA Update | 34 Players and Staff depart Cape Town after a fourth round of PCR tests were carried out

By Benjamin Geary / December 1, 2021 /

Positive news coming out of Cape Town as 34 of Munster’s players and staff left the South African city last night, 14 individuals remain to complete their isolation after they received positive results. The first piece of good news has come out of the Munster camp based in South Africa as 34 players and staff…

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Munster SA Update | More positive cases among staff and squad after yesterdays round of PCR tests

By Benjamin Geary / November 30, 2021 /

Munster now less likely to return home after a number of further positive cases are set to be confirmed within both squad and staff today. Munster are set to remain in South Africa after their most recent round of PCR testing (Monday) included a number of further positive tests within the camp. On Sunday, one…

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Munster squad for South Africa tour revealed

By Benjamin Geary / November 18, 2021 /

Munster head coach Johann Van Graan has announced the squad he will be bringing to South Africa apart of URC double header. A 29-man Munster squad will fly to South Africa on Saturday for their URC double-header against the Vodacom Bulls and the Emirates Lions. Back-row Jack O’Donoghue will captain the squad on the tour…

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SQUAD UPDATE | Damian De Allende returns from international duty

By Benjamin Geary / October 19, 2021 /

South African centre Damian De Allende returns to full team training this week after a lengthy international break for the Rugby Championship which saw he and the Springbok’s conclude with a win over the All-Blacks. Training resumed at Munster’s high performance centre on Monday in preparation for Munster’s fifth round URC clash with the Ospreys…

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Watson, Hogg and Farrell dropped as Gatland announces Lions team for series decider

By Benjamin Geary / August 3, 2021 /

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has announced his team to face the Springboks in the series decider in Cape Town this Saturday. The Lions are on the back foot after a distressing defeat to the Springboks in the second test match of the series, and in typical Gatland fashion, there have been…

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Springboks rattle the Lions to square up the series

By Benjamin Geary / July 31, 2021 /

The tour hosts avenge their first test loss with a 27 – 9 hammering over the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town. The 2021 Lions series is still up for grabs as the Springboks equalised with a comprehensive win over the Lions this evening in Cape Town. There was a lot made of the…

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Murray returns to starting XV for second Lions Test

By Benjamin Geary / July 27, 2021 /

British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has made three changes to the starting XV which beat the Springboks last Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the Castle Lager Lions Series.  “As always, selection was incredibly tough. However, we’ve made the changes we think are the right calls for the weekend’s game Lions…

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Lions clinch first test of the series in Cape Town

By Benjamin Geary / July 24, 2021 /

The British and Irish Lions have beaten the South African Springboks 22 to 17 in the first test match of the 2021 Series The British and Irish Lions have overcome the tour’s rocky start to produce the unlikely result of a win in the home of the world champions. The Lions didn’t begin the game…

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South Africa A hand the Lions their first loss of the series

By Benjamin Geary / July 15, 2021 /

The South African A side hatched a 17 – 13 win over the Lions in Cape Town Stadium last night The Lions faced their first real challenge of the tour last night against a star studded South African A side. South African director of rugby and former Munster boss Rassie Erasmus, named a very strong…

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Lions to play Sharks a second time this Saturday

By Benjamin Geary / July 8, 2021 /

The British and Irish Lions are set to play the C Cell Sharks for a second time this coming Saturday at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. The last minute fixture was announced as a replacement game to the one against the Bulls, which was cancelled due to concerns surrounding Covid-19 within the Bulls squad. Although both…

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