All-Ireland-winning S&C coach with Galway and Tipp set to join Munster

The Polish strength and conditioning coach who played a key role in Galway and Tipperary winning the last two All-Ireland hurling titles is in line to become part of Johann van Graan’s management team in Munster.

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Munster win with far from vintage display

Munster 33 Zebre 5: Munster coach Johann van Graan accurately summed up the view of the majority of Saturday night’s sparse Thomond Park attendance when he commented that “this won’t go down as the greatest game in the history of Munster”.

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Munster won't turn backs on Grobler Grobler

Controversial South African second-row forward Gerbrandt Grobler is poised to make his first appearance off the bench for Munster in tomorrow night’s Guinness PRO14 encounter against Italian side Zebre at Thomond Park.

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Van Graan vouches for form of exiled Zebo

Simon Zebo looked his customary cheerful, ebullient self at the University of Limerick yesterday as Munster prepared for Saturday night’s Guinness Pro14 clash with Zebre at Thomond Park.

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Munster bought 20 pitchforks to get Castres game played at Thomond

Thomond Park Stadium Director John Cantwell was forced to undertake an emergency trip to Woodies for 20 pitchforks to help ensure Munster’s Champions Cup tie against Castres went ahead yesterday.

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Glasgow’s win a good result for Irish provinces in Champions Cup

Good news for Munster and Ulster’s qualification prospects...

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Felix Jones: 'We’ve some great young talent here at Munster'

Jordan Larmour’s spectacular solo, counter-attacking try against Munster on St Stephen’s Day may have catapulted the rising Leinster star into the nation’s consciousness but it came as no surprise to the opposition coach that night, Felix Jones.

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Chris Henry criticises Munster for Grobler signing

Ireland International Chris Henry has criticised Munster’s recruitment of a player who has served a drugs ban.

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Nyanga: 'If Donnacha Ryan wasn’t here I don’t know if we would have won'

Racing 92 star Yannick Nyanga admitted his side might not have beaten Munster without the presence of Donnacha Ryan.

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Racing confirm Simon Zebo signing - five days before clash with Munster

French club Racing has confirmed that Munster back Simon Zebo will join them next season.

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Munster and Connacht announce teams as internationals make their returns

Munster and Connacht have announced their teams ahead of their Pro14 test in Thomand Park tomorrow night.

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Munster v Leinster: ‘Within Ireland I can’t think of a better game’

Irish Examiner rugby columnist Simon Lewis looks forward to today’s eagerly anticipated Guinness Pro 14 clash at Thomond Park.

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Munster set to name new defence coach

He has been with South Africa's Golden Lions since 2007.

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Peter O'Mahony: I’ll decide whether to stay in Munster or leave by the New Year

O'Mahony admits he is considering a move to England or France.

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Johann van Graan gives James Hart first start for Munster

Munster’s new head coach has named his side for his first game in charge.

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Munster trio to line out for Barbarians’ clash at Thomond Park

Munster legend Donncha O’Callaghan will join Munster players James Cronin and Brian Scott for the Barbarians’ clash against Tonga on Friday night in Thomond Park.

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’This has been the best 18 months of my life’ - Rassie Erasmus

An emotional Rassie Erasmus signed off as Munster director of rugby with a 49-6 trouncing of Dragons in Cork on Friday night and said his 18 months with the province had been the best of his life, writes Simon Lewis.

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Munster put Dragons to the sword with rousing Cork send-off for Rassie Erasmus

Munster ... 49, Dragons ... 6: Munster gave Rassie Erasmus a rousing send-off in Cork tonight as the director of rugby was treated to a seven-try bonus-point victory to bring down the curtain on his tenure, writes Simon Lewis.

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Munster trio return from Ireland duty for Rassie Erasmus' final game in charge

Meanwhile, Leinster have made nine changes for their trip to Glasgow.

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Johnny Sexton: International exile will help Simon Zebo shine in France

“If I was to advise anyone, I'd say wait until the end of your international career before you decide to go over, but that's in hindsight. I made the opposite decision.”

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Munster and Racing pay moving tribute to Anthony Foley at Thomond Park

“Axel is very much to the forefront of every Munster player’s thinking, every supporter too,” said Ronan O'Gara.

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Back to the future for CJ Stander and Johann van Graan

"He was an impressive man back then. He had a presence when he walked into a room."

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Munster announce charity partnership in memory of Anthony Foley

“It’s an initiative that I know Anthony would really appreciate.”

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Munster welcome back Lions in much-changed side

There are also plenty of changes to the Ulster team.

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Johann van Graan to become Munster's Director of Rugby – reports

Munster’s new Director of Rugby will not be Dave Wessels, but his South African compatriot Johann van Graan.

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Munster team meet their 'number 1 fan' ahead of Pro14 match in Thomond Park

Munster took time to meet their number one fan following their training session ahead of tomorrow's Pro14 match against the Cheetahs at Thomond Park.

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Former Munster man helped Chris Farrell make decision to join province

Farrell enjoyed a winning Munster debut in the opening-night 34-3 bonus-point victory over Benetton last Friday.

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Familiar faces to return to Thomond Park for Munster's home European opener

Donnacha Ryan will join Ronan O’Gara as part of Racing 92’s contingent bidding to conquer fortress Thomond Park.

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