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  • G12 Game 12) Connacht V Munster. Jan 1st 17.00 TG4 & Galway

    G12 Game 12) Connacht V Munster. Jan 1st 17.00 TG4 & Galway

    Merry Christmas to all and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015 to everyone here on Munsterfans, both local and visitors from other teams. After not being very good for vast tracts of December, Munster went out last Friday night and gave their fiercest rivals an old school hammering, what better belated present could they offer the attendees on Stephens Day? It was an up the guts performance and hugely inspiring after a difficult few weeks. Next up on Thursday is our neighbors Connacht at the Sportsgrounds. Having beaten Leinster already in that ground this season Munster will need to build upon the good work shown in the last game, this will not be an easy tie by any means.

    Our Form Erratic, but the manner of our last win and the key figures who fronted up would instil some optimism for the second half of the season. Munster’s ‘shadow’ side is really the backbone of our league campaign, fellas like Billy Holland are there week in...
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  • G12 Game 10) Glasgow v Munster. Scotstoun. SKYSPORTS 2. Sat 20/12/14. 14.40ko

    G12 Game 10) Glasgow v Munster. Scotstoun. SKYSPORTS 2. Sat 20/12/14. 14.40ko

    Escaped from France with a losing bonus point as Keats sailed the crucial penalty over the bar, and that LBP might prove to be invaluable to us in weeks to come. Funnily enough its a single losing bonus point is all that separates us from Glasgow in the G12 table as it stands. We’ve won the same amount of games, however Munsters’ defence is marginally more stingy and thats why we sit top of the table for now. We’ve plenty recent meeting with Glasgow in the this league, none more painful than the semi final knockout we lost to them 16-15 last May. Said goodbye to Penney, Laulala, Downey and Chucken that night. Positivity has been scant since Clermont broke our hearts in Limerick, here is hoping for a major upturn in our form and concentration.

    Our Form. Under scrutiny, playing in fits and starts during games but not anywhere near a complete 80mins from the team yet this season. We go to sleep and get severely punished as Clermont ably ...
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  • RCC Game4) Clermont V Munster Sun Dec14th 3.15KO Sky Sports 2

    RCC Game4) Clermont V Munster Sun Dec14th 3.15KO Sky Sports 2

    Been a long week. Saturday evening seems an age ago already, and we are now in the regroup and reassess phase of this crucial doubleheader. Munster really struggled, all over the place and our fate is no longer in our own hands regarding qualification from the pools. However we all kinda knew it was gonna take the skill of an escape artist to make it to the next stage with Sarries and Clermont. Time to lay down some optimism and hope that we can return the favour to our hosts on Sunday and breach their heavily guarded fortress.

    Our Form Disappointing last week, there was a strange mood in Thomond Park before the game started, the visiting supporters are a passionate bunch and deserve huge credit for their intensity and courtesy. However they set the tone both on and off the field for the game in its entirety, cannot real...
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  • The Half Time Stock Take

    The Half Time Stock Take

    The half-way stage has been reached in this year's competition and, so far eight Try Bonus Points and eleven Losing Bonus Points have been gained. Two teams still have 100% records and another team remains unbeaten. Treviso, alone have no points.

    Pool One

    Clermont 3 2 0 1 74 42 32 8 4 1 1 10 3
    Munster 3 2 0 1 60 45 15 4 4 0 1 9 8
    Saracens 3 2 0 1 52 56 -4 6 5 1 0 9
    Sale 3 0 0 3 44 81 -37 4 9 0 2 2
    Remaining Fixtures: Round Four: Sat 5:15 Saracens v Sale; Sun 3:15 Clermont v Munster; Round Five: Saracens v Munster; Sale v Clermont Round Six: Munster v Sale; Clermont v Saracens. Munster have the other teams in the Pool exactly where they want them!! They have lulled Clermont into a false sense of security by their performance on Saturday. Clermont will surely rest some players for Sunday's game with a view to upcoming Top 14 fixtures enabling Munster to pounce. Seriously though, things are not looking good for Munster at half time in the Pool stages. They are in second place, admittedly but they have played the other two big guns at home and, therefore, must travel to them in the second half. Three wins from here are necessary to win the Pool but even that may not be sufficient. Unless they get bonus(es), Munster's total points will be 21. Clermont could theoretically pass that out with two "fivers" and two points in a loss on Sunday. If we assume for the moment that Saracens will beat Sale and Clermont beat Munster next time out, the top of the Table would be Clermont 14/15 Saracens 13/14 Munster 9/10/11 A win over Sale in Round Five (probable) for Clermont would mean that Munster could only...
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  • Munster Rugby V ASM Clermont Auvergne Sat 6 Dec 17:30. ERCC Pool game 3. Sky Sports

    Munster Rugby V ASM Clermont Auvergne Sat 6 Dec 17:30. ERCC Pool game 3. Sky Sports

    A December double header between the top team in the Pro12 and the second team in the Top14, notable also that both teams also made the last 4 of Europe the past two seasons. Munster are 2 from 2 so far in this competition whereas Clermont lost away to Sarries on the opening weekend. By 9pm Saturday we will be halfway through the pool stages, and hopefully continue to have our fate in our own hands.

    Our Form A tale of 2 teams in many respects, but both achieving good results. We started sluggishly over in Sale and eventually figured out a way to get over the line-bar with the last kick of the game. Whereas we manhandled Sarries in Thomond Park a week later and got a good win without every achieving daylight between us and them. As for the league, well its 5 wins on the trot now, 3 of which on the road and sitting pretty in pole position. The margins have been fine in many of our games this season and we wouldn't be know...
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  • Munster v Ulster Friday28th

    Munster v Ulster Friday28th

    One of the best months of the year for a provincial rugby fan is about to commence, 6 games in 34 days for Munster ahead, including back to back matches against Clermont and fellow league playoff inhabitants Glasgow and three derbies at home to Ulster and Leinster then away to Connacht. We’ve had a stellar month as a province, the lads who got selected for Ireland all excelled and Munster got 2 wins in Wales. This block of games will define our hopes in both our competitions, you cant win a trophy in December but you can lose it. First up, Ulster in Thomond Park on Friday.

    Our Form
    Dogged and consistent, the win in Dave Parade was our 6th in a row, victory this weekend and it’ll match our run between...
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  • Post-match summary, Dragons vs Munster Fri 21st Nov by the plastic paddy

    Post-match summary, Dragons vs Munster Fri 21st Nov by the plastic paddy

    I will try and give an overview, then run through the players giving comments. I arrived late and that situation was compounded by the parking arrangements at Dave Parade having changed since last year, Aaaah!!!!!! Anyway, made it into the ground a minute or so into the game and, apparently, hadn't missed a single set piece. Annoyed to miss the warm ups as they give a good impression of conditions and gurning!?! There had been heavy enough rain all day and, although it had stopped, it was still very wet but, great credit to the groundsman, the pitch, with grass soccer short, was in excellent condition and appeared to hold up very well to the scrummaging, of which there was plenty. As always Dave Parade was a good, old...
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  • G12 Game 8) Dragons V Munster Fri Nov21st. NOT ON TV 19.30KO

    G12 Game 8) Dragons V Munster Fri Nov21st. NOT ON TV 19.30KO

    Away to The Dragons in Rodney Parade on Friday this week, after that its home again in Thomond Park and welcoming Ulster and hopefully a few of the Carton House lads will be available. For now though its about getting a good performance on the road in a vociferous and passionate ground.

    Our form Three wins in a row going into his weekends game, most notably the win in Cardiff at the death last time out. We were patchy in that game and on the back foot for vast tracts of the second half, the scrum creaked against a wily and experienced Blues front row. However once momentum began to swing back in our favour from a frankly fantastic kick return from GVDH Munster started to show a bit of patience and clarity of plan to power Paddy Butler over the line for the winner. Munster sucked Cardiff narrow and then blazed it wide to finish off a very well w...
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  • G12 Game 7) Blues V Munster Sat Nov1st. BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park 17.15 KO SS2

    G12 Game 7) Blues V Munster Sat Nov1st. BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park 17.15 KO SS2

    Champions Cup was a whirlwind 2 weeks, the internationals are gone to Carton House, now is the time that league campaigns are established, when the glitz is gone and there's weakened teams all over the table. Munster need to pillage and plunder league points whilst they are on offer, first up is the misfiring Cardiff Blues this coming Saturday.

    Our form Sitting 4th on the table, its been a busy and productive 2 months for Munster, imperative that we remain within the playoff spots, given when you look at the pools Glasgow and Leinster are members of in the Rugby Champions Cup, seeding is everything. The home playoff is worth its weight in gold, you give yourself a credible chance at a final, you get a good seeding for Europe, you get money from ticket sales and right now we are 4 points off the second ...
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  • Champions Cup Game 2) Sarries at TP 24-10-14 19.45 KO

    Champions Cup Game 2) Sarries at TP 24-10-14 19.45 KO

    A new competition, but many of the old values remain.

    It has been clear reading the site and watching the game from behind the sofa on Saturday that the name may have changed but the desire to win it is still the same. A massive dose of admiration and credit should go to Sale Sharks, their coach Steve Diamond and their raucous fans, that game was an absolute cracker and it was clear as day on the faces of Danny Cipriano and Ian Keatley how much it still means to win European Cup games. Sale are not a big money outfit, they represent a different and vital element of the Aviva Premiership but for all the animosity that has pervaded it was great to see such an engaging and commited battle go down.

    That was quite the opener, whats about to follow aint exactly a bargain basement tussle either. We’ve a little history with these Saracens chaps. ...
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