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#Johann van Graan

# johann-van-graan - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'It's not good enough, once you are over the line you must score the try'
# Valuable Lesson
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# Valuable Lesson

'It's not good enough, once you are over the line you must score the try'

Apr 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,525 Views 32 Comments

Johann van Graan says Andrew Conway will learn a valuable lesson after his error against Connacht.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 22 April, 2019

'We believe we're on our way to greater things. We believe in Munster Rugby'
# Moving Forward
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# Moving Forward

'We believe we're on our way to greater things. We believe in Munster Rugby'

Apr 22nd 2019, 7:00 AM 12,308 Views 59 Comments

The southern province believe they have improved since their last semi-final defeat to Saracens.

Munster may look at 'short-term' signings but back squad for next season
# Transfer Market
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# Transfer Market

Munster may look at 'short-term' signings but back squad for next season

Apr 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,168 Views 64 Comments

Johann van Graan says ‘it is this group again next season’.

# johann-van-graan - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Munster set sights on Pro14 trophy as barren run in Europe continues
# Next Job
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# Next Job

Munster set sights on Pro14 trophy as barren run in Europe continues

Apr 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 23,805 Views 102 Comments

‘We have come a long way as a team and as a squad,’ said Peter O’Mahony.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Supporter banned from Ricoh Arena after confronting Billy Vunipola
# Detained
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# Detained

Supporter banned from Ricoh Arena after confronting Billy Vunipola

Apr 20th 2019, 7:30 PM 83,795 Views 145 Comments

The Saracens number eight was confronted on the pitch in Coventry.

'We’ve got big dreams' - Munster look to bring down mighty Saracens
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

'We’ve got big dreams' - Munster look to bring down mighty Saracens

Apr 20th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,301 Views 17 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side are underdogs in Coventry but have quiet confidence they can pull off a shock.

# johann-van-graan - Friday 19 April, 2019

Injured Earls 'a big loss' but Munster back Darren Sweetnam to deliver
# Sweets
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# Sweets

Injured Earls 'a big loss' but Munster back Darren Sweetnam to deliver

Apr 19th 2019, 7:45 PM 20,400 Views 39 Comments

The 25-year-old has started nine games in a row for Johann van Graan’s side.

# johann-van-graan - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Scannell keen for Munster's passing progress to pay off against Sarries
# Attack
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# Attack

Scannell keen for Munster's passing progress to pay off against Sarries

Apr 18th 2019, 9:20 AM 6,709 Views 15 Comments

The inside centre says Johann van Graan’s men have been working hard on their attacking game.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 15 April, 2019

'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns
# Brain Power
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# Brain Power

'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns

Apr 15th 2019, 8:10 PM 11,825 Views 11 Comments

The Munster boss said O’Gara is ‘possibly the most sought-after coach in the world.’

# johann-van-graan - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Futures of coaches Jones and Flannery next on Munster's agenda after Van Graan extension
# Building Blocks
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# Building Blocks

Futures of coaches Jones and Flannery next on Munster's agenda after Van Graan extension

Apr 9th 2019, 12:00 PM 24,011 Views 78 Comments

Johann van Graan yesterday signed a two-year contract extension as head coach.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Munster to give key players time off next week ahead of Saracens showdown
# Rest And Recover
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# Rest And Recover

Munster to give key players time off next week ahead of Saracens showdown

Apr 6th 2019, 2:20 PM 12,409 Views 24 Comments

Peter O’Mahony, Keith Earls, Jean Kleyn and Conor Murray all picked up knocks and niggles in the win over Cardiff last night.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 30 March, 2019

'It's breathtaking to see the supporters. It felt like we were playing at home'
# Brave And Faithful
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# Brave And Faithful

'It's breathtaking to see the supporters. It felt like we were playing at home'

Mar 30th 2019, 4:16 PM 13,459 Views 9 Comments

Munster boss Johann van Graan said he’s proud to coach this team after their win in Edinburgh.

Earls' brilliant brace sends Munster into 14th Champions Cup semi-final
# Marching On
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# Marching On

Earls' brilliant brace sends Munster into 14th Champions Cup semi-final

Mar 30th 2019, 2:40 PM 44,785 Views 105 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men edged a brilliant contest against Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

Carbery's class the key for Munster in evenly-matched Edinburgh tie
# SUAF
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# SUAF

Carbery's class the key for Munster in evenly-matched Edinburgh tie

Mar 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,270 Views 21 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men should be well-matched by Richard Cockerill’s Scots.

# johann-van-graan - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Van Graan backs 'refreshed' Murray as Munster set out to enjoy Edinburgh clash
# Good Vibrations
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# Good Vibrations

Van Graan backs 'refreshed' Murray as Munster set out to enjoy Edinburgh clash

Mar 26th 2019, 6:45 AM 8,684 Views 21 Comments

After a tough Six Nations run for the internationals, Van Graan is accentuating the exciting side of the quarter-final ahead.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Munster forced to dig deep to secure win over Zebre
# Report
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# Report

Munster forced to dig deep to secure win over Zebre

Mar 23rd 2019, 10:08 PM 16,371 Views 49 Comments

In the end, they got the bonus point and go into the Champions Cup quarter-final against Edinburgh on the back of another victory.

# johann-van-graan - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Carbery facing fitness battle to be fit for Munster's Champions Cup quarter
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

Carbery facing fitness battle to be fit for Munster's Champions Cup quarter

Mar 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,221 Views 28 Comments

The 24-year-old’s hamstring injury has not fully healed.

# johann-van-graan - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Farrell among returning Ireland internationals in Munster XV for Kings
# Team News
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# Team News

Farrell among returning Ireland internationals in Munster XV for Kings

Feb 14th 2019, 11:45 AM 14,582 Views 11 Comments

Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Billy Holland and Andrew Conway are all back too.

# johann-van-graan - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'Conor is a world class player': Van Graan not concerned by Murray's form during Six Nations
# Class Is Permanent
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# Class Is Permanent

'Conor is a world class player': Van Graan not concerned by Murray's form during Six Nations

Feb 12th 2019, 7:30 AM 10,287 Views 62 Comments

The Munster head coach said massive standards are constantly expected of players like Conor Murray.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Much-changed Munster seek to maintain winning momentum in Wales
# Round 14
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# Round 14

Much-changed Munster seek to maintain winning momentum in Wales

Jan 26th 2019, 6:45 AM 7,843 Views 3 Comments

Johann van Graan has urged his players to seize their chance against Dragons this afternoon.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 21 January, 2019

Concern for luckless O'Donnell as Munster fear another injury setback
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

Concern for luckless O'Donnell as Munster fear another injury setback

Jan 21st 2019, 2:11 PM 14,764 Views 20 Comments

The flanker suffered a shoulder injury at the weekend.

# johann-van-graan - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Van Graan hails 'pure class' Carbery after he kicks Munster to quarter-final
# 20 20 Vision
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# 20 20 Vision

Van Graan hails 'pure class' Carbery after he kicks Munster to quarter-final

Jan 20th 2019, 6:39 AM 13,997 Views 18 Comments

The Athy man stayed cool is a red-hot atmosphere to keep Munster’s winning run at Thomond Park in tact.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 14 January, 2019

Munster have 'massive room for improvement' ahead of Exeter showdown
# Room To Improve
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# Room To Improve

Munster have 'massive room for improvement' ahead of Exeter showdown

Jan 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 9,484 Views 17 Comments

Johann van Graan is pleased with the confidence within his group.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Carbery shines for Munster in 'special performance' at Kingsholm
# Form
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# Form

Carbery shines for Munster in 'special performance' at Kingsholm

Jan 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,711 Views 22 Comments

The 23-year-old out-half scored two tries and kicked at 100% for the third time in a row.

# johann-van-graan - Friday 11 January, 2019

O'Mahony's popped rib the only dampener on a brilliant night for Munster
# Injury
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# Injury

O'Mahony's popped rib the only dampener on a brilliant night for Munster

Jan 11th 2019, 10:36 PM 25,500 Views 26 Comments

The captain was forced off early in the second half after an excellent performance.

Sensational Joey Carbery guides Munster to superb five-try win in Gloucester
# The Joey Show
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# The Joey Show

Sensational Joey Carbery guides Munster to superb five-try win in Gloucester

Jan 11th 2019, 9:41 PM 61,343 Views 136 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men were excellent against the Premiership outfit.

# johann-van-graan - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

'Earlsy and Conway working off the ball, that was really good, even Tadhg's line'
# Review
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# Review

'Earlsy and Conway working off the ball, that was really good, even Tadhg's line'

Jan 8th 2019, 9:30 PM 23,651 Views 17 Comments

Johann van Graan was pleased with Munster’s decision-making last weekend against Connacht.

'I could see the disappointment on his face' - Munster concerns for Irish centre Farrell
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

'I could see the disappointment on his face' - Munster concerns for Irish centre Farrell

Jan 8th 2019, 8:00 AM 27,743 Views 14 Comments

The imposing centre is waiting on the results of scans on his right knee.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 5 January, 2019

As it happened: Connacht v Munster, Guinness Pro14 From The42
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As it happened: Connacht v Munster, Guinness Pro14

Van Graan impressed with 'mostly everything' about in-form Connacht
# Go West
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# Go West

Van Graan impressed with 'mostly everything' about in-form Connacht

Jan 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,522 Views 6 Comments

The Reds are looking to break a six-match losing run away to Irish provinces.

# johann-van-graan - Friday 4 January, 2019

'Our paths cross again': First time in opposition, but far from first meeting for Friend and Van Graan
# Small World
From The42
# Small World

'Our paths cross again': First time in opposition, but far from first meeting for Friend and Van Graan

Jan 4th 2019, 7:15 AM 15,153 Views 7 Comments

Former Ireland defence coach Les Kiss introduced the Connacht and Munster bosses back in 2004.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 31 December, 2018

'It shows that in big games we can come past the mental barrier'
# Derby Win
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# Derby Win

'It shows that in big games we can come past the mental barrier'

Dec 31st 2018, 7:15 AM 7,887 Views 64 Comments

Johann van Graan is encouraged by the room for improvement in Munster’s performance after their derby victory over Leinster.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Van Graan lauds his side's discipline as Munster end 2018 unbeaten at Thomond
# Fortress
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# Fortress

Van Graan lauds his side's discipline as Munster end 2018 unbeaten at Thomond

Dec 29th 2018, 9:24 PM 20,931 Views 85 Comments

The southern province came out the right side of a fractious and fragmented affair against Leinster.

# johann-van-graan - Friday 28 December, 2018

'Every game is a big game but this is a special one for the people of Munster'
# The Big One
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# The Big One

'Every game is a big game but this is a special one for the people of Munster'

Dec 28th 2018, 7:15 AM 5,199 Views 12 Comments

Munster head coach Johann van Graan said Chris Farrell won’t be available for their crunch tie against Leinster but is close to making a return.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 22 December, 2018

McFarland thrilled with tempo and maul to keep Ulster on winning run
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

McFarland thrilled with tempo and maul to keep Ulster on winning run

Dec 22nd 2018, 7:45 AM 12,219 Views 21 Comments

There was no room for black and white emotion as neither side got all they wanted.

# johann-van-graan - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Van Graan proud of Munster's discipline in Castres
# Keeping Their Cool
From The42
# Keeping Their Cool

Van Graan proud of Munster's discipline in Castres

Dec 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,182 Views 12 Comments

The South African will have to shuffle his line-up for the upcoming Christmas inter-pros.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 17 December, 2018

'We had a chance to really grab it by the neck, we weren't good enough to do it'
# The Hard Way
From The42
# The Hard Way

'We had a chance to really grab it by the neck, we weren't good enough to do it'

Dec 17th 2018, 5:45 AM 8,517 Views 22 Comments

Missed opportunities in Castres mean Munster have ‘made it difficult for themselves,’ but they still lead the way in pool 2.

# johann-van-graan - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Munster braced for Castres clash and wary of 'fool's gold'
# Aller-retour
From The42
# Aller-retour

Munster braced for Castres clash and wary of 'fool's gold'

Dec 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,177 Views 8 Comments

Van Graan is cautious, but his team look in rude health with Carbery, Murray and the frightening prospect of Chris Farrell promising to improve.

# johann-van-graan - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Long-awaited Carbery-Murray axis makes for a special occasion as Munster take on Castres
# Together At Last
From The42
# Together At Last

Long-awaited Carbery-Murray axis makes for a special occasion as Munster take on Castres

Dec 6th 2018, 9:30 PM 34,706 Views 25 Comments

Johann van Graan is just over a year in charge of Munster, and all the pieces are beginning to come together for him.

# johann-van-graan - Friday 23 November, 2018

He's back! Conor Murray set for first appearance of the season against Zebre
# Never Hurry A Murray
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# Never Hurry A Murray

He's back! Conor Murray set for first appearance of the season against Zebre

Nov 23rd 2018, 12:36 PM 11,416 Views 40 Comments

The Munster scrum-half hasn’t featured since Ireland’s tour of Australia during the summer.