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#Johann van Graan

# johann-van-graan - Monday 18 November, 2019

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash
# Exit Door
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# Exit Door

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash

Nov 18th 2019, 12:24 PM 24,826 Views 56 Comments

The 33-year-old initially joined as short-term cover when Conor Murray was injured.

JVG 'most pleased by how players reacted with two minutes to go'
# The Business End
From The42
# The Business End

JVG 'most pleased by how players reacted with two minutes to go'

Nov 18th 2019, 2:00 AM 5,296 Views 6 Comments

Munster conceded an inconsequential late try, but forced their way to a crucial 84th-minute bonus point.

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

Van Graan backs 'big leader' Bleyendaal to step up for Munster
# Last Man Standing
From The42
# Last Man Standing

Van Graan backs 'big leader' Bleyendaal to step up for Munster

Nov 12th 2019, 1:46 PM 10,733 Views 23 Comments

JJ Hanrahan looks set to miss Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with Ospreys.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Van Graan fondly recalls Kolisi debut and hails 'incredible' journey
# Gold Standard
From The42
# Gold Standard

Van Graan fondly recalls Kolisi debut and hails 'incredible' journey

Nov 9th 2019, 9:00 AM 11,113 Views 4 Comments

The Munster boss worked at close quarters with many of the World Cup-winners.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 2 November, 2019

JJ Hanrahan stars as Munster claim bonus-point win in Cardiff
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

JJ Hanrahan stars as Munster claim bonus-point win in Cardiff

Nov 2nd 2019, 10:16 PM 17,278 Views 67 Comments

It ended a two-year wait for a victory at the Arms Park for the visitors.

# johann-van-graan - Thursday 24 October, 2019

O'Sullivan and Holloway handed starts in Munster team to play Ospreys
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

O'Sullivan and Holloway handed starts in Munster team to play Ospreys

Oct 24th 2019, 12:29 PM 12,508 Views 22 Comments

Johann van Graan has made five changes to his Munster team ahead of the visit of Ospreys.

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

Munster made to work hard for bonus-point win over the Kings
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Munster made to work hard for bonus-point win over the Kings

Oct 5th 2019, 5:06 PM 13,031 Views 58 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men secured a good win in Port Elizabeth this afternoon.

# johann-van-graan - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

JVG excited by O'Sullivan's potential after long-awaited Munster debut
# Bright Future
From The42
# Bright Future

JVG excited by O'Sullivan's potential after long-awaited Munster debut

Sep 18th 2019, 5:44 PM 20,554 Views 8 Comments

The number eight is hoping to make a big impression this season after a serious knee injury.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 9 September, 2019

Munster sign Aussie forward Jed Holloway as World Cup cover From The42

Munster sign Aussie forward Jed Holloway as World Cup cover

Sep 9th 2019, 11:34 AM 11,805 Views 84 Comments

Paddy Butler and Peter McCabe have also linked up with the province during pre-season.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 26 August, 2019

Short-term signings possible as Munster await final Ireland World Cup squad
# Cover
From The42
# Cover

Short-term signings possible as Munster await final Ireland World Cup squad

Aug 26th 2019, 7:30 PM 19,433 Views 88 Comments

Former England out-half Charlie Hodgson is visiting the province as a guest kicking coach.

# johann-van-graan - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Van Graan looks forward to new coaches bringing fresh ideas to Munster
# Pre-Season
From The42
# Pre-Season

Van Graan looks forward to new coaches bringing fresh ideas to Munster

Jul 16th 2019, 4:17 PM 8,579 Views 5 Comments

Stephen Larkham will arrive in Limerick next month, while Graham Rowntree will link up with the province after the World Cup.

# johann-van-graan - Friday 14 June, 2019

Former Wallaby Stephen Larkham appointed Munster senior coach
# Addition
From The42
# Addition

Former Wallaby Stephen Larkham appointed Munster senior coach

Jun 14th 2019, 12:00 PM 33,609 Views 120 Comments

He joins Johann van Graan’s coaching team ahead of next season.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 20 May, 2019

Van Graan to take his time with review ahead of 'big summer' for Munster
# Taking Stock
From The42
# Taking Stock

Van Graan to take his time with review ahead of 'big summer' for Munster

May 20th 2019, 12:00 PM 21,237 Views 87 Comments

The Munster head coach admits reinforcements are unlikely to be brought in for next season.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Highly-motivated Munster bid to end Leinster's season at sold-out RDS
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Highly-motivated Munster bid to end Leinster's season at sold-out RDS

May 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 22,012 Views 43 Comments

Leinster put their Pro14 crown on the line against their southern rivals in this afternoon’s last four showdown in Dublin.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 13 May, 2019

Van Graan sad that 'brilliant Munster men' Jones and Flannery are leaving
# ASSISTANTS
From The42
# ASSISTANTS

Van Graan sad that 'brilliant Munster men' Jones and Flannery are leaving

May 13th 2019, 2:56 PM 22,361 Views 31 Comments

The southern province’s head coach is hopeful of securing ‘quality people’ ahead of next season.

# johann-van-graan - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Beirne extends Munster contract as 20-year-old Casey advances onto senior deal
# Good News
From The42
# Good News

Beirne extends Munster contract as 20-year-old Casey advances onto senior deal

May 9th 2019, 5:28 PM 10,378 Views 34 Comments

The Ireland international has quickly become a key player for Johann van Graan’s side.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 6 May, 2019

Van Graan keeps his counsel on Howley link as Leinster stay alert for Munster threats
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Van Graan keeps his counsel on Howley link as Leinster stay alert for Munster threats

May 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 13,405 Views 41 Comments

Leinster and Munster will face off again in the Pro14 semi-final and the southern province will back their existing gameplan to oust the reigning champions.

# johann-van-graan - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Wales attack coach Rob Howley interviewed for Munster role
# Experience
From The42
# Experience

Wales attack coach Rob Howley interviewed for Munster role

May 5th 2019, 1:45 PM 28,721 Views 76 Comments

The 48-year-old would offer vast experience as an assistant to Johann van Graan.

Munster wary of risking further setbacks for '95% fit' Carbery and Earls
# Patience
From The42
# Patience

Munster wary of risking further setbacks for '95% fit' Carbery and Earls

May 5th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,404 Views 26 Comments

Johann van Graan is hopeful of having the pair back for the Pro14 semi-final against Leinster.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'
# Munster
From The42
# Munster

'The one thing that stood out was the stag... The stag stands its ground'

May 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,394 Views 7 Comments

South African coach JP Ferreira has been in charge of stingy Munster defence this season.

# johann-van-graan - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Imposing centre Farrell says Munster's attack 'really needs to kick on'
# Must Be Better
From The42
# Must Be Better

Imposing centre Farrell says Munster's attack 'really needs to kick on'

May 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 10,493 Views 41 Comments

The 26-year-old feels his team can get more from him when they have the ball.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 29 April, 2019

Van Graan points out Munster's progress as they settle for second best
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Van Graan points out Munster's progress as they settle for second best

Apr 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 6,452 Views 20 Comments

The province failed to meet their target of a home semi-final, and will have to face Leinster at the RDS should they get past Benetton.

# 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
From The42
# Valuable Lesson

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

Apr 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,528 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
From The42
# Moving Forward

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

Apr 22nd 2019, 7:00 AM 12,311 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
From The42
# Transfer Market

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

Apr 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,170 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
From The42
# Next Job

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

Apr 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 23,807 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 83,799 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 7,302 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
From The42
# Sweets

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

Apr 19th 2019, 7:45 PM 20,404 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
From The42
# Attack

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

Apr 18th 2019, 9:20 AM 6,710 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
From The42
# Brain Power

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

Apr 15th 2019, 8:10 PM 11,827 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
From The42
# Building Blocks

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

Apr 9th 2019, 12:00 PM 24,017 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
From The42
# Rest And Recover

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

Apr 6th 2019, 2:20 PM 12,410 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
From The42
# Brave And Faithful

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

Mar 30th 2019, 4:16 PM 13,461 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
From The42
# Marching On

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

Mar 30th 2019, 2:40 PM 44,787 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
From The42
# 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
From The42
# Good Vibrations

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

Mar 26th 2019, 6:45 AM 8,685 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
From The42
# 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
From The42
# Injury Update

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

Mar 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,226 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
From The42
# Team News

Farrell among returning Ireland internationals in Munster XV for Kings

Feb 14th 2019, 11:45 AM 14,585 Views 11 Comments

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