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# Munster

January
January 2023
How Munster's 'chaos games' are pushing their need for speed
Denis Leamy says it’s ‘chalk and cheese’ in terms of Munster’s improvement since the start of the season.
'In the corner of my eye, I caught that ROG was back... he popped it over'
Munster’s win over Northampton in 2011 will live long in the memory.
'There's nothing in it' - Munster confirm they won't be signing Malcolm Marx
The Springboks hooker had been linked with a move to the Irish province.
Munster pair emerge as doubts ahead of Champions Cup clash
Diarmuid Barron (shoulder) and Josh Wycherley (ribs) may not recover in time to face Northampton Saints.
Jackman: Marx would be brilliant signing for Munster but it's 'very unlikely to happen'
‘You never know, the 1014 group might step up again’, added Muray Kinsella, ‘but it’s not looking too likely at the moment.’
'He led the week... And we have a good relationship. We've all been up front'
Graham Rowntree on the Ben Healy saga, his dilemma at scrum-half, and RG Snyman’s progress as he continues to work his way back to fitness.
'The fitter you are, you're not under as much pressure physically and you have more time to think'
Munster’s strong finishes over the last fortnight have been no accident, explains Friday’s player of the match John Hodnett.
Does Irish rugby have enough space for the talent it's producing?
Ben Healy is heading for an opportunity in Scotland and the IRFU worries about other young players leaving.
Liam Coombes strikes late as Munster earn impressive bonus-point victory over Lions
Scott Buckley crossed twice for the hosts, who move into the URC play-off spots with a 33-3 victory.
Rugby Weekly: Coombes the lock, Sharks selection, speed the game up
Check out the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly podcast.
Healy starts at 10 and Coombes moves to second row as Munster name team for Lions clash
The province take on the South African side in Musgrave Park on Friday.
'There's no number on your back at times this year and for me, something like that is massive'
Shane Daly is enjoying the freedom of Munster’s backline, where the ‘trust’ of Mike Prendergast and his fellow coaches is beginning to pay dividends.
Munster confirm Ben Healy will join Edinburgh at the end of the season
Munster head coach Graham Rowntree said Healy’s impending departure was ‘tough to take’ but praised the Tipp man’s conduct throughout the process.
'He put himself in a leadership role out there and he's brought that back to Munster'
Munster wing Shane Daly and forwards coach Andi Kyriacou spoke of Jack Crowley’s development at Tuesday’s press conference.
Munster's Synman back running but won't return imminently
The World Cup winner is currently recovering from a second cruciate injury
'It's not being able to look him in the eye and say, 'We're going to build a team around you''
Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discussed Ben Healy’s ‘done deal’ with the SRU on the first rugby pod of the new year.
'We're constantly looking to stress the guys in training so they've become more mentally resilient'
Andy Kyriacou was impressed by his side’s dedication to their ‘framework’ as they turned the screw on Ulster at the death.
Last year
2022
Versatile Crowley happy to fill any slot for Munster
The 22-year-old doesn’t mind where Graham Rowntree and his management play him.
Rowntree admits Munster could lose Ben Healy to Scotland
The 23-year-old qualifies to play for Scotland through his mother and is currently third in Munster’s out-half depth chart.
'It’s a big game every week' - Munster face race for points in second half of season
Monday’s defeat to Leinster means the province have just four wins from 10 URC games this season.
Rowntree: 'In the white-hot heat of the battle we have to be better than that'
Graham Rowntree cut a dejected figure after seeing his Munster side fall to a one-point defeat against Leinster.
Second half surge sees Leinster edge Munster in thriller at Thomond
Leinster secured the win thanks to two quick-fire tries from Scott Penny and Dan Sheehan.
'He was such an integral part of our journey in Munster' - Remembering Jerry Holland
Ronan O’Gara and John Kelly look back on the life of the former Munster player, head coach, team manager and administrator, who passed away last month.
'I'm not shying away from the fact that I came here with ambitions to try and play for Ireland'
Antoine Frisch is excited by the prospect of playing in his first Munster-Leinster interpro, a fixture he has followed since his youth.
Munster and Leinster name teams for St Stephen's Day URC derby
Munster make two changes from the win over Northampton while Leinster’s Jordan Larmour makes his first start since October.
Toulouse star to miss Munster Champions Cup clash due to headbutting ban
Thomas Romas has been suspended for five weeks, tournament organisers announced.
Lancaster: 'Completely different' Munster should be confident ahead of Leinster meeting
‘It was a very good win over Northampton. I know how much Northampton wanted to win that game,’ Lancaster said ahead of 26 December’s interpro.
'It’s huge for us' - Munster step into Christmas on a high after Northampton win
Graham Rowntree was delighted with how his side dug in to beat the Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Sunday.
Rowntree: 'I'm really proud of them. Our defensive effort was exceptional'
Graham Rowntree highlighted the work being done by defence coach Denis Leamy following Munster’s 17-6 win over Northampton Saints.
Coombes double powers Munster to victory in fiery clash with Northampton
The province did all their scoring in the first half to secure their first Champions Cup win of the season.
Munster back playmakers to shine against Northampton and ignite their season
The province have rewarded Jack Crowley with his first start at inside centre after he linked up well with Joey Carbery last weekend.
'Munster in Europe, there’s no other expectation than to go over and win'
Munster fullback Mike Haley is preparing to return to a ground he knows well from his days in the Premiership.
'We would have liked to keep him, it wasn't to be' - Munster disappointed to lose John Ryan
The prop’s move to New Zealand side the Chiefs was confirmed earlier this week.
'He has loads of ability' - Munster impressed by Crowley's stint at centre
Denis Leamy gives his verdict on Sunday’s defeat to Toulouse and looks ahead to this weekend’s trip to Northampton.
Ireland prop Ryan signs for Chiefs Super Rugby team
The team have drafted in the 34-year-old as cover for injured New Zealand prop Angus Ta’avao.
Munster trio extend contracts until 2025 as Ryan departs in January
The province offered Ryan a new deal but the tight head prop has opted to pursue an opportunity elsewhere.
Toulouse proved too strong, but Munster can make trip to Northampton with confidence
Graham Rowntree insists his squad’s progress won’t be derailed by Sunday’s Champions Cup defeat at Thomond Park.
'When you play huge teams like this, you’ve got to deal with their power'
Graham Rowntree felt small margins were the difference as Munster fell to a Champions Cup defeat to Toulouse.
Munster come up short in thick Thomond fog against dogged Toulouse
The province started brightly before the French side grew into the game to take a deserved opening round Champions Cup win.
Munster look to give French giants Toulouse a taste of the old Thomond magic
Graham Rowntree’s side need a big performance if they are to get a result against the high-flying Top 14 leaders in Limerick today.