Johann van Graan says 'discipline' the difference between Munster and Leinster performances

Munster were left to rue their poor discipline after succumbing to another Guinness PRO14 semi-final defeat at the hands of Leinster today.

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Leinster ease into PRO14 decider with victory over Munster

Leinster made light of their European final disappointment in Newcastle to brush past rivals Munster and ease into next Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 decider.

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Expect the mother of all battles at breakdown at the RDS

As Leinster and Munster discovered to their cost in Europe this past month, knowing the threat that is coming your way and being able to deal with it are different ...

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Murray: We want to do ourselves justice

If one game from last season sticks in Munster minds above the rest it is last season’s PRO14 semi-final loss to Leinster, and today the men in red have the ...

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‘It’s good to test the strength of the jersey collars and see how far they can stretch!’

For Felipe Contepomi it’s on a par with River Plate v Boca Juniors; for CJ Stander and Johann van Graan a reminder of Bulls versus Stormers games.

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Mullarney four shots clear after course-record 62

Galway’s Ronan Mullarney will take a healthy four-shot lead into today’s second round at the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship after setting the ...

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Carbery: I’ve loved Munster from the word go

Listening to Joey Carbery talk of Munster’s limitless potential would cheer even the most pessimistic member of its Red Army of supporters, never mind the ...

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Purcell the big Irish hope at Rosses Point

Conor Purcell leads the Irish charge on home turf at Co Sligo as the Flogas Irish Amateur Open gets underway at Rosses Point tomorrow.

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O’Mahony plays down distraction talk

Peter O’Mahony is certain not only that Munster are going to need their best performance of the season on Saturday but also that the current turmoil behind ...

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Carbery and Earls set to face Leinster

Munster and Ireland backs Joey Carbery and Keith Earls look set to return from injury to face Leinster in Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final following a ...

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Van Graan: I just want people in here who want to serve Munster

Johann van Graan has urged Munster supporters to look at the positives of a playing squad in it for the long haul despite the “strange” situation of ...

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Van Graan 'very disappointed and sad' at departures of Flannery and Jones

“There is massive opportunity in this disappointment and hopefully we can see the bright side of it.”

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Cullen wary of Munster mission after Leinster's weekend woes

Leo Cullen is hopeful his bruised and fallen European champions can recover from their Saracens loss but wary of Munster’s own desire for silverware as preparations ...

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We won’t be pushed into panic measures, says Cullen

It would be lazy to dismiss Leinster as just another PRO14 casualty of the Saracens juggernaut.

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Cullen 'gutted' at loss against Saracens

Johnny Sexton left St James’ Park regretting missed opportunities as Saracens powered to their third Heineken Champions Cup title in four seasons and denied ...

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Leinster come up short against Saracens for Heineken Champions Cup

Leinster’s bid for a record fifth European crown came up short at St James’ Park on Saturday as Saracens reclaimed the Heineken Champions Cup for their ...

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Leinster and Saracens hope to continue trend of European exhilaration

After a scarcely believable few nights of footballing drama, Europe’s two best rugby teams are this evening faced with the unenviable task of delivering a ...

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Louise Galvin and Ireland chasing Olympic Sevens dream

Louise Galvin and her Ireland Women’s Sevens team-mates get the penultimate round of this season’s HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series underway ...

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Munster rugby's PJ Wilson linked with Bath role

Munster's strength and conditioning coach PJ Wilson seems set to follow Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones out the door this summer.

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Cullen: Leinster selection process far from easy

Leinster boss Leo Cullen named an unchanged starting line-up from the semi-final win over Toulouse for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final showdown with ...

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Leaders must stand tall as Munster build again

In times of turmoil, and there has been plenty of that at Munster in recent seasons, the onus falls on the playing squad’s leadership group to pull the province ...

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Munster rocked by Flannery and Jones exits

It is only a month ago that Munster Rugby was looking forward to a new era of stability, brought about by a settled coaching ticket.

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‘Breaking ball, absolutely. The scraps are going to be huge’

There was a time early on in his career when it was almost mandatory to precede Robbie Henshaw’s name with the phrase ‘former Westmeath minor footballer’ ...

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Lancaster’s England tyros now back to threaten Leinster’s Euro finale

Stuart Lancaster needs no introduction to the dangers Leinster will be facing when they go toe-to-toe with Saracens in Saturday’s heavyweight Heineken Champions ...

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Rennie: ‘If any side can roll Saracens, it’s Leinster’

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie knows better than most about the respective merits of this Saturday’s protagonists in the Heineken Champions Cup final. ...

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Johann Van Graan tightlipped on Rob Howley links to Munster

Johann van Graan has repeated his desire to bring in additional staff to the Munster coaching ticket but refused to comment on media reports linking the province ...

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Van Graan praises Hanrahan performance against Benetton

Munster sneaked into the Guinness PRO14 semi-finals by the skin of their teeth in Limerick on Saturday as Benetton missed two late drop-goal attempts after a game ...

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Casey ready for life after rugby

Having planned for life beyond rugby for some time now, it is fitting Duncan Casey bade adieu to the sport with three games still to play in his final campaign in ...

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Munster to clear another hurdle in race for silverware

Munster’s preparations for today’s Guinness PRO14 play-off unravelled last night as Keith Earls was ruled out of the Thomond Park clash with Benetton.

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Munster ban supporter who confronted Billy Vunipola

Munster Rugby have banned the supporter who appeared to confront Saracens player Billy Vunipola after the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at Coventry’s Ricoh ...

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Munster confirm four more players to leave at the end of the season

Scrum-half Williams, hooker Sherry and back-rower O’Callaghan were each homegrown talents who served Munster for their entire playing careers

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Munster rebuilding dented pride, says Ryan

More often than not, it is a pleasurable homecoming that greets John Ryan on his return from a road trip.

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Jean Kleyn: Big gains for Munster come in small margins

Jean Kleyn is convinced Munster can use their European semi-final defeat to Saracens as a springboard to Guinness PRO14 silverware this season.

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French clubs battling to secure Ronan O’Gara's services

Ronan O’Gara is at the centre of a TOP14 battle for his services next season between La Rochelle and former club Racing 92.

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Chris Farrell says Munster must be ruthless

No-one will be more pleased by the expected return of Joey Carbery, Keith Earls and Conor Murray to the Munster line-up than fellow Ireland back Chris Farrell but ...

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Former Ireland women’s coach Philip Doyle takes on Scotland job

Ireland’s most successful women’s head coach Philip Doyle has been lured back into Test rugby by the chance to revive Scotland’s fortunes ahead ...

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Van Graan: Coaching recruits will have attacking emphasis

Johann van Graan has hinted any additions to his coaching team will have an emphasis on bolstering Munster’s attacking threat.

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Sugrue is ready to make his mark

Ireland international James Sugrue will fly to England on Saturday confident he is in the best possible shape to impress Walker Cup selectors and kick-start a special ...

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Murray, Earls and Carbery set for return to training in boost for Munster

Conor Murray, Keith Earls and Joe Carbery are all set to return to training to give Munster a massive boost to their Guinness PRO14 play-off hopes.

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Munster sweat fitness of three backline stars ahead of play-offs

Johann van Graan said Conor Murray could have played against Connacht on Saturday night but was withdrawn from Munster’s matchday squad as a precaution following ...

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Munster have to settle for second in Conference A despite winning Connacht tussle

Munster saw off interprovincial rivals Connacht in Limerick but still had to settle for second place in Guinness PRO14 Conference A as Glasgow Warriors beat Edinburgh ...

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Johann van Graan confident Munster have ‘flicked switch’

Munster’s acceptance they were outgunned by Saracens last weekend was an admission of the gulf in class between Johann van Graan’s side and Europe’s ...

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Munster milestones come quicker since Lenihan bowed out

What Munster Rugby’s latest Hall of Fame inductee would have given to have played more than 100 times for his province.

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Sammy Arnold wary of Connacht challenge as Munster eye top spot

Sammy Arnold is wary of a Connacht team with nothing to lose at Thomond Park tomorrow night as Munster bid to rebound from their European semi-final defeat to Saracens. ...

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McGinley: I wish I had Lowry’s golfing DNA

Shane Lowry’s rollercoaster form rather than steady-Eddie consistency is the secret to real success on tour, believes Paul McGinley, who regrets not having ...

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McGinley was rattled by Rory withdrawal

First-time tournament host Paul McGinley has admitted he feared the worst for this summer’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open when Rory McIlroy decided to skip the ...

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'Shane Lowry is the DNA of the golfer I wish I was', says Paul McGinley

Shane Lowry’s rollercoaster form rather than steady-Eddie consistency is the secret to real success on tour, believes Paul McGinley, who regrets not having ...

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Griffin and Galvin welcome RPI board role

Ireland women’s captain Ciara Griffin and Sevens star Louise Galvin have welcomed their appointments to the board of Rugby Players Ireland following the representative ...

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I’ll always be a Red, pledges Peter O’Mahony

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony collected his province’s player of the year award for the first time and pledged “this will always by my club”. ...

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James Sugrue thrilled with Walker Cup call-up

A delighted James Sugrue was one of five leading Irish amateur golfers celebrating call-ups to an extended Great Britain & Ireland squad ahead of the 47th Walker ...

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