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Munster's Donncha O'Callaghan speaking during a press conference ahead of their pre-season game against Gloucester. Picture: Diarmuid Greene/SPORTSFILE

Warhorse O’Callaghan leads Munster into battle

Veterans Donncha O’Callaghan and BJ Botha provide the experience in an otherwise youthful side chosen by new Munster head coach Anthony Foley for tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Gloucester at Kingsholm (3pm).

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‘Homebird’ Sexton to decide on club future

Jonathan Sexton has all but made his mind up as to where he will play his club rugby in 12 months’ time, but the Racing Metro out-half stopped short of revealing whether home will be Dublin or Paris.

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Sexton happy Irish stars are staying at home

He may be bedding in to life in France, but Jonathan Sexton’s opinion the best Irish players need to stick to home comforts back here has, if anything, only solidified after over 12 months on the continent.

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Donncha O'Callaghan: 'Around here, if you're no good, you're out the door, and it's great. You know if you're of no use to this team you're only holding them back; it's that ruthless and I love that.'

O’Callaghan still ready to give all for Munster

Donncha O’Callaghan trots off the training pitch at Cork IT, has a quick drink and turns up for the media grind. It’s his 16th year in the Munster squad and if anything, he is enjoying it even more. The only question now it how long can he keep it up?

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Jonathan Sexton

Settled Sexton likely to kick on at Racing for third season

Jonathan Sexton hopes to have his contract situation sorted out in the next few weeks amid growing speculation he may remain with Racing Metro 92 in France for at least a third season.

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Holders Con get a home draw

The draw for the Munster Senior Cup was made last night at the Charleville Park Hotel.

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Mike Sherry

Blow for Munster as Sherry out again

Anthony Foley has been waiting for this week ever since his appointment as head Munster coach, and now that the first game of the new season — albeit a friendly against Gloucester at Kingsholm on Saturday — is almost here, the buzz about the man and all those around him was only too apparent at Cork IT yesterday.

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