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Italian job next on the horizon for Munster

By John Keogh / February 20, 2020 /

MUNSTER travel to Italy this weekend to face Zebre following their comprehensive 68-3 win over the Southern Kings in Cork. Johann van Graan’s men moved up to second place in the conference by virtue of that victory with debutant John Hodnett among those to impress earning a man of the match gong. The trip to…

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Despite the European exit Munster are on the right track

By Tom Savage / February 19, 2020 /

CHANGE happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change. For Munster, the pain of staying the same was a series of defeats to the very top tier of European rugby in knockout rugby – Racing 92, Saracens and Leinster – over three seasons. Munster were good, one of…

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The Breakdown EP130 Munster Get Job Done Against Woeful Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / February 17, 2020 /

It was a routine win for Munster on Friday night against the Southern Kings as they racked up a 68-3 win crossing the line ten times in the process to move up to second place in Conference B. There was also wins for Connacht and Leinster while Ulster faltered away against bottom side Ospreys. We…

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WATCH: Reaction from Hodnett & van Graan as Munster Thump Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / February 15, 2020 /

Munster cruised to a ten try, 68-3 record win over the Southern Kings at Musgrave Park on Friday evening to move back on top of Conference B for the time being at least. We caught up with John Hodnett and Johann van Graan in the post match press conference.

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Munster Cruise To Ten-Try Rout Of Woeful Kings

By Raffaele Rocca / February 14, 2020 /

Johann van Graan’s side returned Pro14 action with a comprehensive 68-3 win over a pretty poor Kings side at Musgrave Park on Friday night to get their challenge for top spot in conference B back on track. The early exchanges were pretty unremarkable until the 7th minute when a searing John Hodnett took the ball…

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WATCH: Stephen Larkham on Munster's Pro14 clash with the Southern Kings

By John Keogh / February 14, 2020 /

Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham is expecting a tough challenge from the visitors to Musgrave Park this evening. The Red Army get their season back underway after a month’s break and welcome the Southern Kings to Cork in the Pro14 Larkham believes that it will be a very open contest on the fast track of…

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The Breakdown EP 129: Munster return to Pro 14 action against the Kings

By Jack Neville / February 14, 2020 /

This evening Munster return to competitive action when they welcome the Southern Kings to Irish Independent Park in the Guinness Pro 14. After a three week lay-off, Munster get back to action with the Pro 14 their only chance of silverware after they were knocked out of Europe in their last game. Munster have slipped…

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WATCH: "It's almost like a dream come true"-Calvin Nash on his European debut

By Jack Neville / February 13, 2020 /

This Friday evening Munster return to competitive action when they welcome the Southern Kings to Irish Independent Park in the Guinness Pro 14. Munster’s last game saw they overcome Ospreys with ease in the Champions Cup but fall short in their bid to qualify for the knockout stages in Europe. In that game, Calvin Nash…

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Debut for Hodnett as JvG names side for Kings clash

By Jack Neville / February 13, 2020 /

The Munster side to take on Southern Kings at Irish Independent Park on Friday night in the Guinness PRO14 has been named (7.35pm). Head Coach Johann van Graan hands a first start to first year Greencore Munster Rugby Academy man John Hodnett as the back-row forward makes his PRO14 debut. Rosscarbery man Hodnett is a…

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WATCH: John Ryan on European disappointment and making home advantage count against the Kings

By John Keogh / February 11, 2020 /

Munster prop John Ryan is keen to get back onto the pitch after some time off following the province’s exit from this season’s Champions Cup. Ryan admits that the disappointment in not reaching the European quarter finals will be used in the right way for the rest of their Pro14 campaign, but will not be…

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