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Irish stars return for Munster’s Italian job

Irish stars return for Munster’s Italian job

| March 24, 2017

MUNSTER’S Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has made fives changes to the side that defeated Cardiff Blues in round 17 for the round 18 clash with Zebre in Italy tomorrow. Returning are the international trio of Niall Scannell, John Ryan and Peter O’Mahony as they all start in a pack that also sees the return […]

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Munster’s Malone to lead Ireland U/20 at World Cup

Munster’s Malone to lead Ireland U/20 at World Cup

| March 23, 2017

The IRFU have today announced that Peter Malone will be the PwC Ireland U20s interim Head Coach for the upcoming World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia in June. Malone, Munster Rugby’s Elite Player Development Manager, has been assistant coach to Nigel Carolan with the Ireland U20s since 2015.   Kieran Campbell, the Ulster Academy Manager and […]

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Munster’s O’Mahony looking to wear green of Ireland

Munster’s O’Mahony looking to wear green of Ireland

| March 22, 2017

MUNSTER winger Ronan O’Mahony who turns 28 this May, is looking to wear the green jersey of Ireland in the coming months, following his best season with Munster. The former Garryowen star, who recently signed a new 2 yer contract with the province, sees Andrew Conway as an inspiration to all the uncapped Munster players, […]

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Munster name side for Cardiff away clash

Munster name side for Cardiff away clash

| March 3, 2017

Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus makes five changes and names Billy Holland as captain for tomorrow’s Guinness PRO12 round 17 clash away to Cardiff Blues at 5.15pm. Darren O’Shea comes in to partner Holland in the second row with Robin Copeland making his return from a thumb injury to start at number 8. Ian […]

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Opinion – Them’s the Rules

Opinion – Them’s the Rules

| February 25, 2017

UNDER the current World Rugby regulations, if a person lives in this country, or any country for that matter, for three years, they are eligible to play for that country on the international stage. That is the rule. I don’t like the rule, but that is the rule. So what has baffled me in recent […]

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Munster name side to face Scarlets

Munster name side to face Scarlets

| February 23, 2017

RASSIE Erasmus has named his match-day 23 for Friday night’s round 16 Guinness PRO12 encounter against Scarlets at Thomond Park (7.35pm). In making five changes to the side that grinded out the win against Ospreys last weekend this Friday’s game comes too soon for Jack O’Donoghue and Rory Scannell.  O’Donoghue (ankle) and Scannell (knee) are […]

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Munster name strong XV for Ospreys clash

Munster name strong XV for Ospreys clash

| February 17, 2017

MUNSTER DIRECTOR of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has named his match day 23 for Saturday’s round 15 Guinness PRO12 encounter against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium (5.15pm). In making five changes to the side that defeated Newport Gwent Dragons, returning Irish internationals Ian Keatley, Billy Holland and John Ryan have all been made available for the […]

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Munster name side for Dragons clash

Munster name side for Dragons clash

| February 9, 2017

MUNSTER have named their side for tomorrow night’s Guinness PRO12 clash with Dragons in Irish Independent Park at 7.35pm. Tyler Bleyendaal retains the captaincy while Darren Sweetnam makes a welcome return to the starting line-up following a knee injury. In total five changes are made to the side that defeated Edinburgh while Dave Kilcoyne, Tommy […]

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Munster versus Toulouse confirmed for April 1

Munster versus Toulouse confirmed for April 1

| January 27, 2017

THE EPCR have today announced  the dates, venues, kick-off times and television coverage for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals. Munster Rugby and Toulouse – past tournament winners who have each qualified for the knockout stage a record 16 times – will meet in a heavyweight bout at Thomond Park, while holders, Saracens, are in […]

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Date confirmed for Munster Senior Cup final

Date confirmed for Munster Senior Cup final

| January 26, 2017

THE BANK of Ireland sponsored Munster Senior Cup final between Cork Constitution and Young Munster will be played on Sunday, February 26, at Irish independent Park with a 2.30pm kick-off. The 126th edition of the showpiece decider, sees Young Munster hoping to avenge last year’s final defeat to the Cork club at Thomond Park. First […]

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