Munster Rugby

The understandably grumpy figure cut by Leicester captain Tom Youngs at Thomond Park on Saturday night was neatly representative of the English mood in general after a terrible weekend of Champions Cup results for Premiership clubs.

‘O’Mahony and Stander love Munster and Munster loves them’, says Taute

Try as hard as they might, world-class rugby players prefer to do their talking on the pitch rather than seek the limelight in the media — unless contract renewal time has come round again.

Munster set to name new defence coach

He has been with South Africa's Golden Lions since 2007.

O’Mahony can park business to invest emotion in Munster cause

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony will put province before personal business while his future is being decided over the next few weeks, writes Simon Lewis.

Peter O'Mahony: I’ll decide whether to stay in Munster or leave by the New Year

O'Mahony admits he is considering a move to England or France.

Transition over as Leicester test looms for Johann van Graan's Munster

Munster 36 Ospreys 10: Johann van Graan has declared the transition from one Munster coach to the next at an end as he begins preparation for the first acid test of his new team’s European credentials on Saturday.

Johann van Graan will lean on ‘good people around him’

Johann van Graan welcomed his family off the plane from South Africa on Thursday and then sat down to pick his first team in 15 years as he settled into a new life as a professional head coach at Munster.

Alex Wootton keen to impress Munster coach Johann van Graan

Alex Wootton needs no encouragement to grab his chance to impress Munster’s new head coach Johann van Graan and if he continues his current try-scoring run, he will soon find himself in pole position for a Champions Cup wing berth.

Peter O’Mahony is the most Munster of Munster players

Ronan O’Gara doesn’t believe Peter O’Mahony will leave Munster, but warns if the sums don’t stack up at home, maybe the UK is a better option for him.

Jack O’Donoghue: Munster starting with a clean slate

Continuity may be the watchword for Munster after their change of management halfway through the season but new boss Johann van Graan has told his players they are starting with a clean slate as far as he is concerned.

Doug Howlett tried to bring Julian Savea to Munster

Doug Howlett has revealed his bid to sign All Blacks wing Julian Savea for Munster – if only to stop “The Bus” breaking his record as New Zealand’s all-time leading try scorer.

Alex Wootton catches Johann van Graan’s eye

Zebre 19 Munster 29: Alex Wootton was one of the players that Rassie Erasmus name-checked in his final week with Munster when he was asked what he would miss when he returned to South Africa.

Adam Byrne living his Ireland dream

Those who insist there is no such thing as a ‘friendly’ in Test rugby found their argument undermined on Saturday as a stadium slumbered and two teams went about their largely bloodless and perfunctory business.

Johann van Graan gives James Hart first start for Munster

Munster’s new head coach has named his side for his first game in charge.

‘You lose your identity overnight. You’re not Johnny Holland the rugby player any more’

Former Munster out-half Johnny Holland was forced to retire from rugby in September 2016, two days after his 25th birthday, due to a recurring hamstring injury. Now, the Cork Con backs coach is launching his wellness and performance coaching workshops.

Munster trio to line out for Barbarians’ clash at Thomond Park

Munster legend Donncha O’Callaghan will join Munster players James Cronin and Brian Scott for the Barbarians’ clash against Tonga on Friday night in Thomond Park.

’This has been the best 18 months of my life’ - Rassie Erasmus

An emotional Rassie Erasmus signed off as Munster director of rugby with a 49-6 trouncing of Dragons in Cork on Friday night and said his 18 months with the province had been the best of his life, writes Simon Lewis.

Munster put Dragons to the sword with rousing Cork send-off for Rassie Erasmus

Munster ... 49, Dragons ... 6: Munster gave Rassie Erasmus a rousing send-off in Cork tonight as the director of rugby was treated to a seven-try bonus-point victory to bring down the curtain on his tenure, writes Simon Lewis.

Munster trio return from Ireland duty for Rassie Erasmus' final game in charge

Meanwhile, Leinster have made nine changes for their trip to Glasgow.

Johnny Sexton: International exile will help Simon Zebo shine in France

“If I was to advise anyone, I'd say wait until the end of your international career before you decide to go over, but that's in hindsight. I made the opposite decision.”

Munster and Racing pay moving tribute to Anthony Foley at Thomond Park

“Axel is very much to the forefront of every Munster player’s thinking, every supporter too,” said Ronan O'Gara.

Back to the future for CJ Stander and Johann van Graan

"He was an impressive man back then. He had a presence when he walked into a room."

Munster announce charity partnership in memory of Anthony Foley

“It’s an initiative that I know Anthony would really appreciate.”

Munster welcome back Lions in much-changed side

There are also plenty of changes to the Ulster team.

Johann van Graan to become Munster's Director of Rugby – reports

Munster’s new Director of Rugby will not be Dave Wessels, but his South African compatriot Johann van Graan.

Munster team meet their 'number 1 fan' ahead of Pro14 match in Thomond Park

Munster took time to meet their number one fan following their training session ahead of tomorrow's Pro14 match against the Cheetahs at Thomond Park.

Former Munster man helped Chris Farrell make decision to join province

Farrell enjoyed a winning Munster debut in the opening-night 34-3 bonus-point victory over Benetton last Friday.

Familiar faces to return to Thomond Park for Munster's home European opener

Donnacha Ryan will join Ronan O’Gara as part of Racing 92’s contingent bidding to conquer fortress Thomond Park.

‘Catch me if you can’: Watch this tribute to All Blacks’ record try-scorer Doug Howlett

Howlett has earned himself a place in the hearts of fans on both sides of the world.

South African media report details of Erasmus deal

RASSIE Erasmus will leave Munster to oversee a major overhaul of South African rugby shortly, and will bring his defence coach Jacques Nienaber home with him, Afrikaan media reported last night.

Harlequins sign Francis Saili from Munster

Saili was capped twice by the All Blacks in 2013.

Rassie Erasmus to quit Munster – reports

Rassie Erasmus looks set to bring his stint at Munster to a premature end.

Munster rugby has just endured one of the most challenging seasons ever: Donal Lenihan

A chastening end to what has proved one of the most horrifically demanding and challenging seasons any group of players and management has ever had to endure.