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Munster tame the Tigers on the double

Munster tame the Tigers on the double

Munster coach Johann van Graan has got off to a terrific start. On Sunday his team broke Leicester’s eleven-year record becoming the first to claim double victories in the back-to-back stage of the Champions Cup as they added a 25-16 away win to the 33-8 Thomond Park...

Joy Neville on top of the world

Joy Neville on top of the world

Joy Neville has effectively broken the glass ceiling in one of the world’s toughest sports after being awarded Referee of the Year at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco. It has been a remarkable few years for the Limerick woman who represented her country as a player...

Edel shines as Barbarians women trounce Munster

Edel shines as Barbarians women trounce Munster

Clare's Edel McMahon made the most of her opportunity to line out for the visiting Barbarians when they made their own bit of history with their first women's game against Munster in Thomond Park. Barbarians Women 19 Munster Women 0 Despite horrific weather in Thomond...

Barbarians get the better of Tonga in Thomond Park

Barbarians get the better of Tonga in Thomond Park

Tribute was paid to Munster’s fallen hero Anthony Foley by former team-mate Donncha O’Callaghan and members of the visiting Barbarians side before their recent game against Tonga on an awful night of incessant rain and swirling wind at Thomond Park. Barbarians 27...

Munster eke out a hard fought win over Racing

Munster eke out a hard fought win over Racing

Munster had eked out a hard-fought win over Racing 92. Rassie Erasmus summed up the encounter with, “It was more about who had the guts out there. It definitely wasn’t perfect”. European Champions Cup Pool 4 Munster 16 Racing 7 Storm Brian was always going to make...

JJ Hanrahan bags a brace on his return to Munster

JJ Hanrahan bags a brace on his return to Munster

Munster put a poor performance away to Glasgow behind them to dispatch Cardiff by 39-16 at Thomond Park on Saturday. The home side was strengthened by the return of their three Lions, CJ Stander, Conor Murray and captain Peter O’Mahony. Guinness PRO14 Munster 39...

Felix Jones may have to step in as Munster Rugby head coach

Felix Jones may have to step in as Munster Rugby head coach

Munster's pre-season got off to a winning start with a 35-26 win away to Worcester Warriors as they lined up against old friends Donncha O’Callaghan and Peter Stringer. The victory came at a price as Munster will face Benetton Rugby in their first competitive game of...

Munster begin search for new coach

Munster begin search for new coach

When the news finally broke that director of rugby Rassie Erasmus and his defence coach Jacques Nienaber will leave Munster Rugby before the end of the year, it came as little surprise given the constant rumours over preceding months. The South African pair joined at...

Memorial stone to Anthony Foley unveiled

Memorial stone to Anthony Foley unveiled

A memorial stone has been unveiled in honour of Munster and Ireland’s favourite No. 8, the late Anthony Foley, alongside the River Shannon Clancy’s Strand in Limerick city. The 2 metre high sculpture, depicting Foley charging with ball in hand, was commissioned by...

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