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It’s all about how we handle the final pressure, reckons Rassie Erasmus

‘I guess it’s all about pressure. I know pressure and understand there are big moments in a game,’ says Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus.

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Lions debutant Robbie Henshaw inspired by Brian O’Driscoll’s wise words

Ireland star Robbie Henshaw will be armed with words of wisdom from former Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll when he heads to New Zealand next week.

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Red alert as Munster on mission to scratch a seven-year-itch

Across a season of 31 competitive games, Leinster registered 23 wins, a single draw and only seven defeats. 

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Bleyendaal: United front saw us beat adversity

When Tyler Bleyendaal arrived at Munster in January 2015, he immediately saw the similarities between the Irish province and his hometown Crusaders. Little did the Christchurch, New Zealand-born fly-half expect that tragedy would also become a common link between his past and present.

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Steff Evans hoping for place in final

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac is hoping “common sense will prevail” to allow Steff Evans to face Munster in Saturday’s Guinness PRO12 final at the Aviva Stadium.

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Warren Gatland’s warning to latecomers

Warren Gatland has warned that Munster’s three tourists will be among a wider group of players to find themselves at a disadvantage when they finally put club duties to bed and link up with his Lions.

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O’Mahony: It’s got to be our best to beat Scarlets

Peter O’Mahony believes his Munster side will have to put in their best game of the season if they are to overcome Scarlets at Aviva Stadium this Saturday and he is to lift the Guinness Pro12 trophy.

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Pat Lam era ends with pride and regrets

Northampton Saints 21 Connacht 15: He came into the post-match press conference in charge of Connacht for the last time and less than 10 minutes later Pat Lam departed as the new coach of Bristol.

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Zebo’s moment of magic a diamond in the rough for Munster

Munster 23 - Ospreys 3: Sometimes it takes a little magic to make a difference and when Munster needed it most, their backline delivered to keep alive hopes of a first trophy in six seasons.

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