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#Johann van Graan

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

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 4,534 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
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# 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 15,161 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 7,890 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 20,945 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 5,204 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 13,478 Views 22 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
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# Keeping Their Cool

Van Graan proud of Munster's discipline in Castres

Dec 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,192 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
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# 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 8,521 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
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# Aller-retour

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

Dec 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,184 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 34,715 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 11,426 Views 40 Comments

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

# johann-van-graan - Monday 5 November, 2018

'Mission accomplished' as JVG praises Munster's game management
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

'Mission accomplished' as JVG praises Munster's game management

Nov 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 9,385 Views 6 Comments

The province head into the November break in high spirits after a hard-fought win in South Africa.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 29 October, 2018

Van Graan reaffirms commitment to Munster amid reports of Bulls return
# Staying Put
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# Staying Put

Van Graan reaffirms commitment to Munster amid reports of Bulls return

Oct 29th 2018, 4:09 PM 12,948 Views 22 Comments

‘I believe in this club and I’m staying at Munster,’ the head coach said.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'I joked to Rory a few days ago that his time would come and it came sooner than we thought'
# Last Gasp
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# Last Gasp

'I joked to Rory a few days ago that his time would come and it came sooner than we thought'

Oct 27th 2018, 8:26 PM 22,790 Views 48 Comments

Johann van Graan hailed Munster’s matchwinner on a night the province earned a big Pro14 victory.

# johann-van-graan - Friday 26 October, 2018

Keith Earls returns as Van Graan makes 7 changes for Glasgow showdown
# Back In Business
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# Back In Business

Keith Earls returns as Van Graan makes 7 changes for Glasgow showdown

Oct 26th 2018, 12:42 PM 10,287 Views 12 Comments

There’s no Joey Carbery as Alby Mathewson and JJ Hanrahan team up in the half-backs.

# johann-van-graan - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Munster coach would be surprised if Murray makes Ireland squad for November tests
# Markers To Hit
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# Markers To Hit

Munster coach would be surprised if Murray makes Ireland squad for November tests

Oct 23rd 2018, 3:00 PM 30,801 Views 17 Comments

The scrum-half continues to be sidelined with a neck injury, having last played four months ago.

# johann-van-graan - Thursday 18 October, 2018

McCarthy's inter-provincial move from Leinster to Munster makes sense
# Opportunity
From The42
# Opportunity

McCarthy's inter-provincial move from Leinster to Munster makes sense

Oct 18th 2018, 8:00 PM 15,996 Views 68 Comments

The 23-year-old will shift to Limerick next season on a two-year contract.

# johann-van-graan - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Grobler set for Thomond Park return as important part of Gloucester pack
# Gg
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# Gg

Grobler set for Thomond Park return as important part of Gloucester pack

Oct 16th 2018, 6:45 AM 11,918 Views 43 Comments

Munster boss Johann van Graan feels there is more to Gloucester than their South African influence.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 15 October, 2018

Red letter day for Munster heroes expected and unexpected
# Slam Dunc
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# Slam Dunc

Red letter day for Munster heroes expected and unexpected

Oct 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 13,556 Views 34 Comments

From chasing to counter-rucking, Munster’s scrum-half proved doubters wrong in Devon.

Carbery shows class throughout ferocious battle
# Futureproof
From The42
# Futureproof

Carbery shows class throughout ferocious battle

Oct 15th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,531 Views 3 Comments

The out-half had a sinking feeling when he his wind-assisted clearance kick invited pressure. But he will be stronger for the experience in Sandy Park.

# johann-van-graan - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Pool in Munster's capable hands after 'immense' effort in Exeter
# Forces Of Nature
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# Forces Of Nature

Pool in Munster's capable hands after 'immense' effort in Exeter

Oct 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 11,275 Views 23 Comments

‘Not a lot of people gave us any chance,’ noted a proud Johann van Graan post-match.

# johann-van-graan - Friday 12 October, 2018

Williams starts as Goggin gets the nod for Munster's Champions Cup opener
# Team News
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# Team News

Williams starts as Goggin gets the nod for Munster's Champions Cup opener

Oct 12th 2018, 12:06 PM 12,618 Views 50 Comments

Johann van Graan makes four changes for Saturday’s trip to Exeter Chiefs.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 6 October, 2018

'Unfortunately certain calls went against us': JVG laments chalked-off Earls try
# Big Calls
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# Big Calls

'Unfortunately certain calls went against us': JVG laments chalked-off Earls try

Oct 6th 2018, 9:54 PM 14,445 Views 49 Comments

The Munster head coach called for consistency from officials as he reflected on his side’s inter-pro defeat to Leinster.

# johann-van-graan - Friday 5 October, 2018

Carbery to face Leinster in Munster colours for the first time tomorrow
# Joey
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# Joey

Carbery to face Leinster in Munster colours for the first time tomorrow

Oct 5th 2018, 12:08 PM 14,885 Views 44 Comments

The out-half starts for Johann van Graan’s side, as does captain Peter O’Mahony.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 1 October, 2018

'The challenge is to do it against the best club team in Europe and possibly the world'
# Aviva Awaits
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# Aviva Awaits

'The challenge is to do it against the best club team in Europe and possibly the world'

Oct 1st 2018, 7:10 AM 11,953 Views 7 Comments

Johann van Graan knows he will find out where his Munster side truly stand in the coming two weeks.

# johann-van-graan - Sunday 30 September, 2018

'With the injury to Conor it was important to get a world-class player in'
# Cloud Nine
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# Cloud Nine

'With the injury to Conor it was important to get a world-class player in'

Sep 30th 2018, 12:00 PM 29,101 Views 31 Comments

Alby Mathewson enjoyed a fine debut for Munster on Saturday evening.

Van Graan pleased with Munster's response ahead of Leinster clash
# Clinical
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# Clinical

Van Graan pleased with Munster's response ahead of Leinster clash

Sep 30th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,686 Views 25 Comments

The southern province recorded a record Pro14 victory over Ulster at Thomond Park last night.

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

'Once we get to next week, we're going to stick to our best team'
# Key Period
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# Key Period

'Once we get to next week, we're going to stick to our best team'

Sep 28th 2018, 7:15 AM 7,811 Views 12 Comments

Munster are in desperate need of a big performance against Ulster this weekend.

# johann-van-graan - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Farrell 'won't be back any time soon' as recovery taking longer than expected
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

Farrell 'won't be back any time soon' as recovery taking longer than expected

Sep 26th 2018, 6:58 PM 16,794 Views 13 Comments

The Munster centre is recovering from a second ACL knee injury.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Late injuries the only blemish on night Munster provide a glimpse of their firepower
# Seventh Heaven
From The42
# Seventh Heaven

Late injuries the only blemish on night Munster provide a glimpse of their firepower

Sep 15th 2018, 1:12 PM 11,403 Views 10 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side finished last night’s win over Ospreys with 14 men on the field.

# johann-van-graan - Friday 14 September, 2018

'The reaction from the crowd to Joey's try was the best'
# Crowd Favourite
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# Crowd Favourite

'The reaction from the crowd to Joey's try was the best'

Sep 14th 2018, 10:51 PM 17,900 Views 16 Comments

Johann van Graan was delighted with his young out-half’s performance against Ospreys.

# johann-van-graan - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

'I'll never blame a referee if we lose a game': Van Graan wants to move on from Glasgow incidents
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

'I'll never blame a referee if we lose a game': Van Graan wants to move on from Glasgow incidents

Sep 12th 2018, 7:05 AM 9,660 Views 15 Comments

The Munster head coach raised the issue with Pro14 referee’s chief Greg Garner.

# johann-van-graan - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Injuries to Holland and Cronin add to Munster's woes in Glasgow
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Injuries to Holland and Cronin add to Munster's woes in Glasgow

Sep 8th 2018, 6:00 AM 14,055 Views 19 Comments

Johann van Graan was understandably frustrated after watching his side lose 25-10 at Scotstoun.

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

Beirne set for Munster debut off bench as Taute returns for Glasgow trip
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Beirne set for Munster debut off bench as Taute returns for Glasgow trip

Sep 6th 2018, 12:09 PM 10,816 Views 26 Comments

Joey Carbery has once again been held in reserve by head coach Johann van Graan.

# johann-van-graan - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Analysis: Carbery debut gives Munster fans a glimpse of out-half's skills
# Joey
From The42
# Joey

Analysis: Carbery debut gives Munster fans a glimpse of out-half's skills

Sep 4th 2018, 3:08 PM 29,600 Views 37 Comments

The 22-year-old provided the assist for Dave O’Callaghan’s try at Thomond Park.

'One of the reasons why we got him is he's a true professional'
# New Arrival
From The42
# New Arrival

'One of the reasons why we got him is he's a true professional'

Sep 4th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,375 Views 39 Comments

Alby Mathewson has arrived at Munster in good physical shape, which has pleased Johann van Graan.

# johann-van-graan - Monday 3 September, 2018

Munster come through Cheetahs unscathed as Kiwi scrum-half arrives
# Squad Update
From The42
# Squad Update

Munster come through Cheetahs unscathed as Kiwi scrum-half arrives

Sep 3rd 2018, 1:14 PM 8,496 Views 14 Comments

The province issued an injury update ahead of Friday’s clash with Glasgow.

# johann-van-graan - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Munster taking Murray injury 'day-by-day' as Mathewson adds experience
# Unclear
From The42
# Unclear

Munster taking Murray injury 'day-by-day' as Mathewson adds experience

Sep 2nd 2018, 12:01 AM 9,673 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland international scrum-half is sidelined, but it’s unclear when he will be fit.

# johann-van-graan - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Johnston gets his chance in the Munster 10 jersey as Haley starts at fullback
# Opportunity Knocks
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

Johnston gets his chance in the Munster 10 jersey as Haley starts at fullback

Aug 23rd 2018, 1:26 PM 13,073 Views 15 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side host Exeter Chiefs in Cork tomorrow evening.

# johann-van-graan - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'I wasn't lifting any weights': Beirne refreshed in Limerick after exhausting year
# Poacher
From The42
# Poacher

'I wasn't lifting any weights': Beirne refreshed in Limerick after exhausting year

Aug 22nd 2018, 12:19 PM 43,078 Views 41 Comments

The new Munster man is raring to go, but understands the importance of managing his body this season.