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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Munster Man

Last year
2022
# heart and soul
'I absolutely want to be here... I see myself as a Munster man'
Johann van Graan has stressed his commitment to Munster until the end of the season.
All time
# Munster Man
'I believe it will change a lot of people's lives because of that'
Munster boss Johann van Graan has praised Keith Earls for his bravery.
# legacy
Garrett Fitzgerald - a good man who leaves a lasting legacy at Munster
The Cork man oversaw the transformation of the province in his 20 years as CEO.
# niggle
'You meet them and you're like, 'I don't really hate you as much as I used to!''
Munster man Jean Kleyn is looking forward to another physical battle against Saracens.
# Silent Leader
'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony
The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.
# prop life
Tighthead prop Ryan set for World Cup debut in all-Munster tight five
‘It’s something you dream of. I’ve had my wait like no other man in the team.’
# Munster Man
'I'm not leaving this place until I win something. I need to win something'
33-year-old Billy Holland has shown resilience over the course his lifelong love affair with Munster.
# Defence
'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'
Former Munster assistant coach Ian Costello is enjoying his challenging task with Wasps.
# Munster Man
'I find it too good to leave here now - what you could potentially be involved in'
Conor Murray says his decision to stay with Ireland and Munster was quick and easy.
# Munster Man
'The reception I got from the crowd was humbling. I always enjoy being home'
Declan Kidney was warmly welcomed as his London Irish side took on Munster in Cork.
# Munster Man
'There's a bit of slagging at the moment, calling him ROG!'
Conor Murray is looking forward to welcoming Joey Carbery to Munster next season.
# Munster Bound
'It's still quite raw at the moment but I'm happy that I made the right decision'
Joey Carbery explains why he has decided to move to Munster ahead of next season.
# Irish Abroad
'I was thinking to myself, ‘Jesus Christ, almighty, I was 19 when this guy was born!''
James Coughlan has moved into coaching with Pau’s academy after retiring last summer.
# donners
'He's the kind of guy you want in your team on big occasions'
Donnacha Ryan is set to face Munster for the first time on Sunday in Paris.
# Munster Man
'ROG said in his Cork accent, ‘Ah boy, we’re down south, we’re the rebels boy!’
Rua Tipoki has pride in his Māori blood and his time with Munster.
# Team news
Peter O'Mahony captains the Lions as Sexton gets nod at 10
Owen Farrell had been named on the bench but drops out injured.
# Munster Man
'I just hope I left the odd mark along the way' - ex-Munster player Coughlan set to retire
The former Munster number eight has called time on his playing career.
# Munster Man
Schmidt unlikely to ring the changes for Italy trip but Ryan could get recall
Ireland travel to Rome to take on the Italians in round two of the Six Nations.
# Exile
After tough week to start, Tomás O'Leary is ready to make the most of Montpellier chance
The scrum-half says it was a frustrating start to the season at Munster, but is relishing the four months ahead in France.
# Tickets there
You can buy tickets for Andy Lee's world title defence at Thomond Park from tomorrow
Tickets go on sale at noon on Tuesday.
# Dream Job
Foley: 'When I was growing up, my playground was Thomond Park'
The former Munster back row has outlined that his ‘understanding’ of the province will be an advantage as head coach.