Person: BJ Botha
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
BJ Botha and Denis Hurley headlined a list of departing players from Munster as plans for life under incoming director of rugby Rassie Erasmus continue to take shape.
Wed, 11 May, 2016
Anthony Foley has acknowledged that the combination of an inexperienced coaching ticket and a playing-group shorn of veteran players through injury and retirement saw Munster struggle to compete this season.
Mon, 09 May, 2016
Wed, 20 Apr, 2016
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
Wed, 27 Jan, 2016
DESPITE that crushing defeat to Saracens in London, Ulster remain Ireland’s solitary contender to make the last eight of this season’s Champions Cup.
Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016
Tue, 12 Jan, 2016
Mon, 11 Jan, 2016
Fri, 01 Jan, 2016
When one side scores arguably the finest try of the season within the first three minutes and the other misses a penalty from in front of the posts a few moments later, the message is already loud and clear.
Mon, 28 Dec, 2015
Sun, 27 Dec, 2015
Thu, 24 Dec, 2015
Munster may have lost home and away to English form side Leicester Tigers but Mike Sherry insists there is no major gulf in class between his team and Europe’s top dogs.
Tue, 22 Dec, 2015
Mon, 21 Dec, 2015
Wed, 16 Dec, 2015
Mon, 07 Dec, 2015
Newport Gwent Dragons director of rugby Lyn Jones expects to be on the end of a red-hot reaction from Munster.
Sat, 05 Dec, 2015
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
Mon, 16 Nov, 2015
Fri, 23 Oct, 2015
Five tries, five match points and their place at the top of the Guinness Pro12 table was the prize for Munster at Musgrave Park on Saturday, but the most avid home fan would admit that Cardiff were unlucky not to even take home a losing bonus point.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
An error strewn Munster performance came dangerously close to causing a shock defeat to a Glasgow Warriors side composed largely of seconds and academy players in the Guinness Pro12 at Thomond Park last night.
Sat, 03 Oct, 2015
With 16 Glasgow Warriors players tied up with Scotland at the World Cup as against five Munster men with Ireland, there is little doubt that the home side will be at a distinct advantage when the teams meet in a repeat of last year’s Guinness Pro12 final at Thomond Park this evening (6pm).
Fri, 02 Oct, 2015
Munster head coach Anthony Foley will unleash his southern hemisphere imports on the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow, naming Aussie second row Mark Chisholm and New Zealand backs Tyler Bleyendaal and Francis Saili in the side for a crucial Guinness Pro12 clash.
Sat, 12 Sep, 2015
The consolation on a less than satisfactory Guinness Pro12 performance at Musgrave Park on Saturday night was the win, four points in the bag, that puts Munster in a much healthier position than at the same stage last season when they lost first time out to Edinburgh.
Mon, 07 Sep, 2015
Munster Rugby will end their tradition of training in dual venues in Cork and Limerick when a new state-of-the-art facility is opened next July.
Sun, 06 Sep, 2015
Munster produced a top drawer second-half performance as they put London Irish to the sword in front of an enthusiastic attendance of 5,208.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
Assistant coach Brian Walsh will be looking for new signing Francis Saili to bring an extra dimension to Munster’s play in tonight’s final pre-season friendly against London Irish at Musgrave Park (7pm).
Fri, 28 Aug, 2015
Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion could hardly be blamed for feeling more than a little aggrieved last week when he was released back to Connacht by Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt without having had a reasonable chance to press his claims for a place in Ireland’s World Cup squad.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
Last week, Tyler Bleyendaal, Munster’s major signing from New Zealand, made his first appearance in the red jersey after dealing with 12 months of deep frustration because of a career-threatening injury. He came through in style.
Fri, 21 Aug, 2015
A thoroughly convincing 30-minute debut in the red jersey by Tyler Bleyendaal convinced onlookers at Thomond Park that Munster may have come up with a priceless nugget in the New Zealand number 10.
Sat, 15 Aug, 2015
Having kicked his heels in frustration for the last 12 months as he recovered from a serious neck injury, 25 year-old New Zealander Tyler Bleyendaal is finally ready to make his first appearance in front of the Munster supporters when he lines out against French club Grenoble in this evening’s pre-season friendly at Thomond Park.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
Munster had to beat the Ospreys three times in one game last weekend, but it will stand them in good stead tomorrow in Belfast says .
Fri, 29 May, 2015
A word of warning for Anthony Foley and his crew in advance of today’s Guinness Pro12 semi final at Thomond Park – Ospreys don’t much care about reputation or about location.
Sat, 23 May, 2015
Anthony Foley will send his Munster players out against Newport Gwent Dragons today hoping last Saturday’s late meltdown was not an omen for the last throes of the regular season.
Sat, 16 May, 2015
On and off the field, Eusebio Guinazu is not looking beyond the next three weeks as he bids to help power Munster to a first trophy in four years.
Fri, 15 May, 2015
BJ Botha was an established South African Test prop when he chose to ply his trade in Ireland but the Springbok World Cup winner believes there is more to switching countries than a mere residency rule.
Thu, 07 May, 2015
Munster 30 Treviso 19: Five points in the bag courtesy of Saturday’s victory over Treviso and Munster are sitting exactly where they want to be in the top two of the Guinness Pro 12 and within touching distance of a home semi-final.
Mon, 27 Apr, 2015