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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C


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It had to be! Enda Bolger's Stand Up And Fight wins the 2.30 at Punchestown
The JP McManus-owned horse won the maiden hurdle.
# RIP Axel
Stander to wear number 24 as Munster retire 8 jersey for tomorrow
Peter O’Mahony leads the team at Thomond Park tomorrow.
# RIPAxel
Munster fans pay a poignant tribute to Anthony Foley in Paris
The southern province’s faithful sang in memory of Axel.
# Bad Blood
Murray hoping to turn 'positive vibes' into vital Champions Cup points for Munster
‘The real test will be in Europe,’ says the Ireland scrum-half.
Murray sniffs out two tries to help Munster claim bonus point win over Edinburgh
Conor Oliver and Dave O’Callaghan also crossed the whitewash as Rassie Erasmus’ men produced a commanding display.
# Academy Man
'Expectations are probably realistic in Munster for the first time in a long time'
Paul O’Connell feels a top-four finish would be a fine season for the province.
# director
Erasmus moulding new role to suit 'what's best for Munster'
The South African also talks about his first time encountering the province.
# s-and sea
Horseplay at the beach was an important part of Munster training this week (after the heavy lifting)
Pre-season is hard.
'You can't play victim the whole time': Foley heartened by Munster grind
The Munster head coach believed in his approach even in the midst of the five-game losing run.
# Relief
Keatley keeps his cool to arrest Munster slide with win away to Ulster
The under-fire out-half ensured his team avoided a sixth straight loss.
'Fans can give out about coaches but coaches didn’t make us drop the ball'
Munster hooker Mike Sherry says the squad’s players need to deliver this weekend in Leicester.
Sherry and Bleyendaal back in Munster training, but four sit out after bruising loss to Connacht
Donnacha Ryan, BJ Botha, Francis Saili and Andrew Conway are the fresh injury concerns for Anthony Foley.
# try-fest 2015
Munster claim the spoils from epic 9-try encounter with Ulster
Just a shame that only 7,200 were in Thomond Park to see it.
# fullback
'Unthinkable': 28-year-old Felix Jones forced to retire from rugby
The Dubliner made 90 appearances for Munster and bowed out as captain after the second neck injury of his career.
Lucky Munster fans get their family crests embroidered onto the players' jerseys
That’s one way to stand out as a superfan.
What do you think of Munster's new home and alternate kits?
The southern province have updated their adidas gear.
Foley's Munster draw the longest straw in Champions Cup pool stages
The southern province appear to have the greatest chance of a knock-out clash next season.
Munster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness Pro12 Final
We stood up and fought for 80 minutes of the Pro12 Grand Final.
Paul O'Connell leads the victorious Munster dressing room for 'Stand Up And Fight'
Paulie was on singing duty after the Pro12 semi-final.
Thanks Paulie and more talking points as Munster take on Ospreys
Last night’s starter was incredible, we’re ready for the main course.
# Inter-pro
Pressure rising for Ulster v Munster as play-off squeeze takes hold
Provinces south and north go head to head today with a crucial home Pro12 semi-final on the line.
# bent over backwards
CJ Stander withstood some brutal punishment from all angles today
Munster backed in to a corner, but have the tools to claw past Saracens
A little earlier than planned, but Munster won’t shirk the need to play knockout cup rugby in England today.
# Inter-pro
Why you should spend your St Stephen's Day watching inter-provincial rugby
Get yourself out of the house and into some of sport’s great rivalries.
We need to rethink the laws of physics after seeing Paul O'Connell driven backwards by Cudmore
The Canadian had a little help, but it was still a monstrous hit.
'We've got to fight for our lives': O'Mahony ready to dig deep after silver lining in Clermont defeat
Munster will throw everything at Sale and Saracens in the New Year.
# irresistible force
Clermont scored two absolutely brilliant tries in the first half against Munster
Zac Guildford and Noa Nakaitaci have cancelled out Munster’s bright start.
Some of the world's best rugby fans have been partying in Clermont
Munster supporters got involved as the Yellow Army led a march to Stade Marcel-Michelin.
# Sign 'Em Up
Munster tie down quartet of Irish internationals to new contracts
Stephen Archer, Dave Foley, Dave Kilcoyne and Felix Jones have all committed to the province.
# starting XV
No rest for Rory Best while Olding and Hanrahan named fullbacks for Munster v Ulster
Tomorrow night’s inter-pro is shaping up to be a cracker.
A look back at Munster's European campaign ahead of Marseille invasion
This pirate-themed video runs through the highlights that have led to the province reaching a Heineken Cup semi-final.
# Team news
Penney sticks to Munster's winning formula
Rob Penney makes just one change from the side which beat Gloucester in Kingsholm.
# Recap
Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights
It wasn’t just Ireland that witnessed full-blooded derbies this week.
# Pro12
VIDEO: Ulster are tearing Munster apart in Ravenhill
It’s 20 – 5 at half time in Belfast.
# 3kb
Ulster v Munster: 3 key battles to decide tonight's rumble in Ravenhill
Tonight’s inter-pro is a mouthwatering prospect.
'You're letting the boys down if you don't keep going until the final whistle' -- Hanrahan
The young out-half shrugged off praise for another late Munster win, instead offering it to Duncan Williams.
SNAPSHOT: Özil, Podolski and Cazorla show their support for Munster
The trio of Arsenal stars are fired up for Munster’s clash against Perpignan tomorrow.
# Axel
Foley appointed Ireland Wolfhounds coach
The former number eight will be assisted by Ulster backs coach Neil Doak.
# O Captain My Captain
Painful defeats parked as O'Mahony gears up for make or break week
The Munster captain underwent some ‘fine-tuning’ today before Sunday’s Heineken Cup clash with Perpignan.
SLIDESHOW: Paul O’Connell back at work with Munster
Rob Penney’s men trained at CIT in Cork, with the Heineken Cup double-header against Perpignan looming.