Mick McCarthy is considering delaying a decision on the make-up of his final squad for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland and the friendly against Bulgaria, amid concerns about the impact of injuries and the amount of game-time some of those in contention are getting with their clubs.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2019
None of history’s great empires, none of the genocidal conquistadors or god-on-their-side, blood-on-their-hands crusaders could have imagined a victory so complete as today’s data capitalists have, without firing a shot, secured.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
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 joy to be derived from the former Leinster fly-half’s love of life at his new province.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
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 to hold onto top spot and with it a home play-off semi-final tonight.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
At face value, European rugby’s semi-finals bore all the hallmarks of sell-out occasions: The champions of England against the Red Army in one, the holders at home in Dublin against the most famous of French clubs in the other.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
Munster boss Johann van Graan insists he is committed to improving his existing squad as the province bids to win silverware for the first time in eight years but that will be without South Africa centre Jaco Taute, who was unveiled today by Leicester Tigers as a new signing for next season.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
So, they meet again. Two years on from a semi-final encounter in Dublin that has proven significant for both sides, Munster and Saracens will be reunited at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena tomorrow for another Heineken Champions Cup knockout tussle.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
This time 12 months ago, Munster and Leinster felt bulletproof as they approached their respective Champions Cup semi-final deciders against Racing 92 and Scarlets, with both squads densely fortified with players from Ireland’s all-conquering Grand Slam team.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
The echoes of Munster’s European semi-final defeat to Saracens two years ago may still be ringing in newspaper columns and the minds of supporters but Peter O’Mahony spoke for his squad and management yesterday when he declared his team have long since moved on, and for the better.
Tue, 16 Apr, 2019