No lifetime ban but Gerbrandt Grobler getting ‘lifetime of criticism’

Rugby Players Ireland has stressed its commitment to supporting Gerbrandt Grobler through the current furore surrounding his served two-year suspension for doping.

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Kicking Conor Murray showing his all-round worth to Munster’s cause

Conor Murray is already acknowledged as being a breed apart in terms of his scrum-half play but the Munster and Ireland number nine is fast becoming a rugby man of remarkable talents.

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Lasting memory of Anthony Foley to be unveiled at Shannon RFC

In a week when the ethos of Munster Rugby has been thrust under the spotlight, perhaps it is fitting the man who was the embodiment of such ideals and beliefs will be honoured forever in Limerick.

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Eddie Jones begins mind games with Joe Schmidt before Six Nations

Eddie Jones refuses to believe that Ireland’s national set-up gives them an advantage over his England team.

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Connacht's Conor Carey wants to make his mark

Connacht prop Conor Carey is hoping to push on this spring and start emulating some of the achievements enjoyed by the tightheads he came through with on an exceptional Irish U20 squad.

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Robbie Henshaw more than a ‘crash-hit’ battering ram

Leinster already stand as clear favourites for this year’s Champions Cup honours but Robbie Henshaw believes the province needs to make an even bigger statement away to Montpellier tomorrow afternoon.

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Ulster set to recall Herbst for crucial clash

Prop Wiehahn Herbst could be set for a recall when Ulster face Wasps in Sunday’s decisive Champions Cup Pool One game in Coventry.

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Brave Bandon resistance defies Munchin’s onslaught

Bandon Grammar 7 - St Munchin’s College 5: Ever-improving Bandon Grammar School laid down another marker with a sensational victory over unlucky St Munchin’s in yesterday’s thrilling Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup first round tie at Bandon RFC.

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Bandon Grammar School take the win over fancied St Munchin’s College in Munster Schools Senior Cup first round

Bandon Grammar School brought off another one of their trademark shocks in today’s Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup first round tie at Bandon RFC.

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Schmidt banks on experience for Six Nations kick-off

Joe Schmidt was true to his word that the Six Nations is no place for experimentation as he named an experienced squad for next month’s opening games of the championship, although there was one notable and welcome exception.

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‘Gerbrandt’s experience is a deterrent to any young player in our system’

Munster Rugby last night refuted accusations the Gerbrandt Grobler affair has damaged the province’s brand internationally and claimed there are no mixed messages about doping within the Munster setup.

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Browne: Munster’s ‘crying need’ for cover swung Grobler’s arrival

Philip Browne has suggested Munster’s signing of Gerbrandt Grobler was down to a “crying need” for second-row cover, a situation that led the province and the IRFU to ignore the player’s former doping ban.

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O’Mahony vows to clean up his act

Peter O’Mahony has pledged to clean up his act on the disciplinary front and lead by example as Munster bid to reach the Champions Cup quarter-finals at Thomond Park on Sunday.

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Glenstal survive scare against Rockwell

Glenstal are into the quarter-finals of the Munster Schools Senior Cup after scraping past Rockwell College at the University of Limerick’s 4G pitch, writes John Keogh

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CBC turn on the power to conquer gallant Ardscoil

There was a high level of excellence and scoring power on show at Lansdowne yesterday, but Christian Brothers College, Cork also had to work hard to see off the challenge of Ardscoil Rís in the opening round of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup.

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Peter O’Mahony: Players stand by Grobler

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony, an injury doubt for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash with Castres, says he and his squad will stand by Gerbrandt Grobler, as the debate continues over the decision to sign a player who served a two-year doping ban.

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Dedicated Tadhg Furlong always pushing for perfection

The party line from Leinster is that any and all compliments being delivered their way lately are being blocked abruptly at the door and Tadhg Furlong is adopting the same approach when it comes to garlands foisted upon him.

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Jardan Larmour backed for Ireland call

The rise and rise of Jordan Larmour could go to another level today with Robbie Henshaw and Girvan Dempsey backing the young back-three star to be included in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad for the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations.

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Holders PBC Cork pass Castletroy challenge in Senior Cup

PBC Cork 25 Castletroy 8: Two late tries helped power Presentation Brothers College Cork, the holders, into the quarter-finals of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup when they overcame a strong challenge from Castletroy College.

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