A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Retired Munster winger Ronan O'Mahony joins the Duncans Casey and Williams to chat all things Munster and Six Nations.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2020
Three minutes to go at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland are seven points up on the Scots in last Saturday’s Six Nations opener but camped along their own try line when Hamish Watson makes another surge for the in-goal area and hero status with it.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2020
Former Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald has defended the province's handling of the signing of the "exceptional young man" Gerbrandt Grobler.
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019
Munster were eyeing defence guru Jacques Nienaber as a head coach for the province before Rassie Erasmus snapped him up for his Springbok masterplan to conquer the world.
Mon, 11 Nov, 2019
Jerry Flannery expects Felix Jones to take his experience of being involved in coaching South Africa to a World Cup final back to Ireland someday.
Thu, 31 Oct, 2019
If the Springboks go on to make the Rugby World Cup final, or… gasp… win the title for a third time next weekend, then they should probably ask for an extra medal or two to be sent to Munster.
Sat, 26 Oct, 2019
Simon Zebo says the IRFU must revisit its unwritten policy on ignoring overseas players — especially at World Cup time.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2019
Rassie Erasmus tried to play the game.
Thu, 26 Sep, 2019
Forty-five minutes before kick-off, Joe Schmidt and Gregor Townsend shot the breeze on the side of the pitch while their respective squads warmed up in intense humidity behind them.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2019
Brendan O’Brien The news that a foreign coach had been co-opted onto the Springboks ticket before leaving for Japan stirred fond memories for Bryan Habana.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2019
It was just one week before South Africa played Ireland in Aviva Stadium in November 2017 that Rassie Erasmus bid an emotional farewell to Munster.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
“The best means you can do your best work at Munster, whatever the role,” the province’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 declares.
Sat, 20 Oct, 2018
Schalk Brits was sipping tequila in Ibiza when he first received contact from South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus asking whether he was interested in playing England.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2018
Keith Earls, named by his peers last night as Zurich’s Irish player of the year, is aiming to cap a memorable season by accounting for Leinster’s European champions and claiming a first trophy for Munster since 2011.
Thu, 17 May, 2018
Ireland’s bid for Grand Slam glory is acting as a motivational tool for Billy Holland who leads Munster in Friday night’s rearranged Guinness PRO14 game against Edinburgh.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2018
New Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has admitted he faces a "huge task" reviving fallen giants South Africa.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2018
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.
Thu, 18 Jan, 2018
Playing what you see. We hear the phrase time and time again from coaches eager to empower their players with in-game decision-making responsibility and players keen to emphasise they are not mere automatons whose every move is controlled by puppetmasters up in the stands.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018
Johann van Graan has backed Munster to adapt well to yet another change in the province’s management set-up following confirming that Aled Walters is set to leave his post as Head of Athletic Performance.
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
Interprovincial rivalries are one thing but when a try as good as Jordan Larmour’s gets scored, it was easy to find common ground among the opposing coaches after last night’s Munster-Leinster showdown.
Wed, 27 Dec, 2017
It doesn’t take Marcus Horan long to highlight the most notable contrasts between his playing days and the current crop of men proudly wearing the red of Munster.
Tue, 26 Dec, 2017
He’s the coaching constant at Munster, working under three different head coaches in as many years. Jerry Flannery understands better than most the value system crucial to the province’s future - and the importance of the Munster manual.
Sat, 16 Dec, 2017
Conor Murray is backing new head coach Johann van Graan not to implement sweeping change to the Munster gameplan as the squad transitions to the new management team.
Thu, 07 Dec, 2017
Continuity may be the watchword for Munster after their change of management halfway through the season but new boss Johann van Graan has told his players they are starting with a clean slate as far as he is concerned.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
Alex Wootton was one of the players that Rassie Erasmus name-checked in his final week with Munster when he was asked what he would miss when he returned to South Africa.
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017
Sat, 25 Nov, 2017
Billy Holland laughs heartily at suggestions he might be approaching the veteran stage of a long and distinguished career.
Thu, 23 Nov, 2017
A pre-game pep talk from Joe Schmidt has primed CJ Stander for take off after a slow start to the campaign and the Lions back rower is raring to go for both the Ireland boss and Munster’s incoming head coach, Johann van Graan.
Wed, 15 Nov, 2017
Rassie Erasmus believes Simon Zebo would have been stupid not to take the money on offer to him in France and that the Irish provinces must resign themselves to losing more talented, homegrown stars in the future.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
Sat, 21 Oct, 2017
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
The last time Munster played Castres, Rory Scannell was a Leaving Certificate student watching from his sofa as Ronan O’Gara sent the game-winning drop goal between the posts.
Fri, 13 Oct, 2017
Bernard Jackman believes Johann van Graan is the perfect man to succeed Rassie Erasmus as Munster boss.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2017
To think we used to worry about the lack of depth at out-half in Ireland.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
His boss may be treating Saturday’s clash with Leinster as a tune-up for the Champions Cup pool games which follow, but Niall Scannell is not giving either Castres or Racing 92 a second thought when there are interprovincial foes to battle.
Thu, 05 Oct, 2017
Don’t try telling John Fogarty that Leinster’s rivalry with Munster isn’t all it once was.
Wed, 04 Oct, 2017
Brian O’Driscoll believes Munster’s possible appointment of South African Johann van Graan as its new director of rugby is a leap of faith in the judgement of outgoing boss Rassie Erasmus.
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
IRFU performance director David Nucifora is hopeful Munster have found the right person to succeed Rassie Erasmus and will be able to announce their new director of rugby “in the short term”.
Wed, 27 Sep, 2017
You may think that Darren Sweetnam could be feeling some pressure as he looks around the Munster training ground and sees the likes of Keith Earls and Simon Zebo limbering up for their first starts of the campaign.
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017
There are no soft caps to be won in Irish and Munster rugby these days, all the more so if you ply your trade in the back row of the scrum. Few appreciate that better than Waterford’s Jack O’Donoghue, one of the most talented and committed players in the country.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
Munster coach Rassie Erasmus has warned against reading too much into the province’s eight try-rout of his native Toyota Cheetahs in a hopelessly one-sided Guinness PRO14 game at Thomond Park on Saturday.
Mon, 11 Sep, 2017
Brian O’Driscoll has cast doubt on Rassie Erasmus’s claim that his departure from Munster will be a ‘seamless’ one.
Thu, 07 Sep, 2017
The dawn of a new era is upon us as the expanded, Springbok-tinged Guinness Pro14 kicks off tonight in Belfast but at the same time in Cork it is the departure of South African talent that will, alas, mark the opening weeks of the fledgling league campaign.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2017