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#Munster

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

'It's decision time' - O'Gara confirms interest from La Rochelle and rules out Munster return
# In Demand
From The42
# In Demand

'It's decision time' - O'Gara confirms interest from La Rochelle and rules out Munster return

May 14th 2019, 5:27 PM 30,727 Views 25 Comments

He isn’t ruling out remaining at Crusaders for another year, either.

# munster-rugby - Monday 13 May, 2019

Scottish ref Adamson to take charge of Leinster-Munster at sold-out RDS
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Scottish ref Adamson to take charge of Leinster-Munster at sold-out RDS

May 13th 2019, 5:36 PM 6,616 Views 13 Comments

He will become the first Scottish official to referee a Pro14 knockout game since 2010.

Van der Flier and Gibson-Park back in contention for Leinster's Pro14 semi-final
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Van der Flier and Gibson-Park back in contention for Leinster's Pro14 semi-final

May 13th 2019, 2:15 PM 4,215 Views 16 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side must pick themselves back up for Saturday’s visit of Munster to the RDS.

# munster-rugby - Thursday 9 May, 2019

'I'd question how this was allowed happen. It has played out incredibly badly'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I'd question how this was allowed happen. It has played out incredibly badly'

May 9th 2019, 6:43 PM 20,411 Views 73 Comments

Bernard Jackman discussed the departure of Munster coaches Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery on The42 Rugby Weekly.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Flannery and Jones to leave Munster after coaches 'decline contract offers'
# Departures
From The42
# Departures

Flannery and Jones to leave Munster after coaches 'decline contract offers'

May 7th 2019, 4:27 PM 56,802 Views 122 Comments

Further changes to their backroom staff is the last thing the province needed.

# munster-rugby - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Match-winner Hanrahan happy to give JVG 'as many headaches as possible'
# Big Impact
From The42
# Big Impact

Match-winner Hanrahan happy to give JVG 'as many headaches as possible'

May 5th 2019, 8:45 AM 8,279 Views 44 Comments

The out-half made all the difference against Benetton as he continued his excellent end-of-season form.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'It's knockout rugby, the only thing that matters is we won'
# Close Call
From The42
# Close Call

'It's knockout rugby, the only thing that matters is we won'

May 4th 2019, 6:03 PM 16,631 Views 92 Comments

Johann van Graan hailed his side’s fight and belief after they booked a Pro14 semi-final date against Leinster.

Hanrahan's long-range penalty gets Munster out of jail against Benetton
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Hanrahan's long-range penalty gets Munster out of jail against Benetton

May 4th 2019, 5:09 PM 30,622 Views 173 Comments

The replacement out-half landed the winning score, as Johann van Graan’s side survived a major scare at Thomond Park.

History-making Benetton hold no fear as they take aim at Munster in Limerick
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

History-making Benetton hold no fear as they take aim at Munster in Limerick

May 4th 2019, 9:00 AM 7,255 Views 33 Comments

The Italians arrive at Thomond Park full of confidence ahead of today’s Pro14 quarter-final.

# munster-rugby - Friday 3 May, 2019

Further setback for Earls as Munster winger pulls out of Pro14 quarter-final
# Late Changes
From The42
# Late Changes

Further setback for Earls as Munster winger pulls out of Pro14 quarter-final

May 3rd 2019, 9:24 PM 12,305 Views 35 Comments

He had been named to start in Johann van Graan’s team for Benetton earlier today.

Earls and Murray start as Munster make three changes for Benetton
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Earls and Murray start as Munster make three changes for Benetton

May 3rd 2019, 12:17 PM 11,082 Views 12 Comments

Chris Farrell also comes into Johann van Graan’s backline for Saturday’s Pro14 quarter-final.

Munster fan who confronted Billy Vunipola banned from Thomond Park
# PROHIBITED
From The42
# PROHIBITED

Munster fan who confronted Billy Vunipola banned from Thomond Park

May 3rd 2019, 12:07 PM 39,428 Views 79 Comments

The supporter will also be prohibited from attending matches at Irish Independent Park.

# munster-rugby - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship?
# Why Not
From The42
# Why Not

Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship?

May 2nd 2019, 6:15 PM 24,223 Views 37 Comments

A suggestion sent via email got Murray and Andy’s juices flowing on this week’s The42 Rugby Weekly.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Pro14 confirm referee appointments for this weekend's quarter-finals
# Whistle Blowers
From The42
# Whistle Blowers

Pro14 confirm referee appointments for this weekend's quarter-finals

Apr 30th 2019, 11:46 AM 9,894 Views 16 Comments

Andrew Brace will take charge of Saturday’s inter-pro between Ulster and Connacht.

# munster-rugby - 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 6,449 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.

# munster-rugby - 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 17,524 Views 32 Comments

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

# munster-rugby - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Munster 'err on the side of caution' as Murray pulls up with stiffness
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Munster 'err on the side of caution' as Murray pulls up with stiffness

Apr 27th 2019, 10:41 PM 9,821 Views 2 Comments

Johann van Graan said the Munster scrum-half could have played against Connacht but they withdrew him as a precaution.

Leinster and Munster on course for Pro14 semi-final showdown
# Knockout Rugby
From The42
# Knockout Rugby

Leinster and Munster on course for Pro14 semi-final showdown

Apr 27th 2019, 10:10 PM 12,768 Views 14 Comments

The Pro14 play-off details have been confirmed following the conclusion of the regular season.

How did you rate the Munster and Connacht players in their Pro14 derby?
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

How did you rate the Munster and Connacht players in their Pro14 derby?

Apr 27th 2019, 9:56 PM 10,779 Views 11 Comments

Munster ran out 27-14 winners at Thomond Park.

Fully-loaded Munster too powerful for Connacht in low-key inter-pro win
# Report
From The42
# Report

Fully-loaded Munster too powerful for Connacht in low-key inter-pro win

Apr 27th 2019, 9:28 PM 31,485 Views 65 Comments

Glasgow’s win over Edinburgh means Johann van Graan’s side face a longer route to the Pro14 final.

Andrew Conway left red-faced after butchering certain try against Connacht
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Andrew Conway left red-faced after butchering certain try against Connacht

Apr 27th 2019, 9:04 PM 17,598 Views 40 Comments

Oops.

Conor Murray ruled out for Munster after taking knock during warm-up
# LATE CHANGE
From The42
# LATE CHANGE

Conor Murray ruled out for Munster after taking knock during warm-up

Apr 27th 2019, 8:08 PM 12,924 Views 26 Comments

Munster “didn’t want to take any risks” after pre-match knock.

# munster-rugby - Friday 26 April, 2019

JVG names strong team for Connacht inter-pro as Munster chase Pro14 top spot
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

JVG names strong team for Connacht inter-pro as Munster chase Pro14 top spot

Apr 26th 2019, 12:19 PM 14,366 Views 77 Comments

Connacht, meanwhile, hand a first start to academy out-half Conor Dean at Thomond Park.

# munster-rugby - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?'
# Stuck In The Middle
From The42
# Stuck In The Middle

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?'

Apr 25th 2019, 8:03 PM 32,822 Views 63 Comments

Andy Dunne believes Munster’s current squad is capable of winning a European Cup, but says coaching issues are holding them back.

O'Mahony hopes Munster can use semi-final heartache to launch Pro14 title bid
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

O'Mahony hopes Munster can use semi-final heartache to launch Pro14 title bid

Apr 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 7,592 Views 73 Comments

The Munster captain was crowned the club’s player of the year this week.

McKeon and Connacht looking to repeat 2015 heroics at Thomond Park
# Inter-pro
From The42
# Inter-pro

McKeon and Connacht looking to repeat 2015 heroics at Thomond Park

Apr 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 4,557 Views 8 Comments

Andy Friend’s men have already booked their place in the Pro14 play-offs but have a chance to build winning momentum this weekend.

# munster-rugby - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Ireland U20 winger drops out of Munster academy to return to Wales
# Heading Home
From The42
# Heading Home

Ireland U20 winger drops out of Munster academy to return to Wales

Apr 24th 2019, 5:23 PM 26,112 Views 70 Comments

James McCarthy had joined the southern province in 2017.

# munster-rugby - Monday 22 April, 2019

Munster centre Jaco Taute moving on after agreeing Premiership deal with Leicester Tigers
# Double Swoop
From The42
# Double Swoop

Munster centre Jaco Taute moving on after agreeing Premiership deal with Leicester Tigers

Apr 22nd 2019, 2:05 PM 16,319 Views 20 Comments

The 28-year-old joins Leinster’s Noel Reid in signing for the Gallagher Premiership outfit today.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 20 April, 2019

How did you rate Munster as the province endured more semi-final heartache?
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

How did you rate Munster as the province endured more semi-final heartache?

Apr 20th 2019, 4:58 PM 16,215 Views 86 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side were unable to contain Saracens in this afternoon’s Champions Cup semi-final.

As it happened: Saracens v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Saracens v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final

Apr 20th 2019, 2:01 PM 122,787 Views 95 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Munster set out to break their semi-final habit against a formidable Saracens side.

Poll: Who do you think will win this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will win this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals?

Apr 20th 2019, 6:45 AM 10,651 Views 26 Comments

Leinster, Munster, Saracens and Toulouse are all chasing a spot in the final.

# munster-rugby - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Could Stockdale offer something different as Ireland's next fullback?
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

Could Stockdale offer something different as Ireland's next fullback?

Apr 18th 2019, 7:07 PM 24,687 Views 64 Comments

Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne discussed the merits of having an attacking fullback after Stockdale’s appearance at 15 last weekend.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 13 April, 2019

Van Graan pleased with squad depth as under-strength Munster dig in for battling win
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

Van Graan pleased with squad depth as under-strength Munster dig in for battling win

Apr 13th 2019, 9:55 AM 8,116 Views 18 Comments

It’s a Champions Cup semi-final next up against Sarries.

# munster-rugby - Friday 12 April, 2019

Four-try Munster go top with come-from-behind victory in Treviso thriller
# Road Warriors
From The42
# Road Warriors

Four-try Munster go top with come-from-behind victory in Treviso thriller

Apr 12th 2019, 9:21 PM 39,053 Views 70 Comments

Van Graan’s men overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to win by nine against Benetton.

# munster-rugby - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Leinster and Munster name 'A' teams for Stateside Cara Cup game
# Starting XVs
From The42
# Starting XVs

Leinster and Munster name 'A' teams for Stateside Cara Cup game

Apr 10th 2019, 6:32 PM 10,809 Views 8 Comments

The provinces face each other in Massachusetts tonight.

'I’m heartbroken' - Munster wing Ronan O'Mahony forced to retire aged 29
# Born And Bred
From The42
# Born And Bred

'I’m heartbroken' - Munster wing Ronan O'Mahony forced to retire aged 29

Apr 10th 2019, 3:51 PM 34,168 Views 18 Comments

O’Mahony scored 21 tries in 70 senior appearances for his native province.

Relaxed Murray nearing return to his best in Munster colours, says rival Mathewson
# Less Stress More Success
From The42
# Less Stress More Success

Relaxed Murray nearing return to his best in Munster colours, says rival Mathewson

Apr 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 6,069 Views 15 Comments

‘He is not putting too much pressure on himself and he is back having fun playing’, said the Kiwi of his fellow no.9.

# munster-rugby - 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 24,008 Views 78 Comments

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

# munster-rugby - Monday 8 April, 2019

Carbery 'highly unlikely' to face Sarries in European semi, confirms Van Graan
# Major Doubt
From The42
# Major Doubt

Carbery 'highly unlikely' to face Sarries in European semi, confirms Van Graan

Apr 8th 2019, 1:55 PM 9,169 Views 18 Comments

Johann van Graan says ‘there’s still a possibility’ that Joey Carbery could make Coventry, but he’s a major doubt as of now.

Van Graan extends Munster deal by a further two years
# Staying On
From The42
# Staying On

Van Graan extends Munster deal by a further two years

Apr 8th 2019, 11:43 AM 19,199 Views 62 Comments

The South African will remain at the southern province until 2022.