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  • G12 Game 6) Munster V Scarlets. Fri 10th Oct 19.35

    G12 Game 6) Munster V Scarlets. Fri 10th Oct 19.35

    Time to bask in the glory of a win in Dublin and look forward to the Scarlets visiting this friday.

    We cant afford to lose this one.

    Our form
    Off the launchpad and heading upwards. These interpro’s are invariably used as a precursor to the brutality and accuracy needed to compete with the european elite but I’d have to say that what we saw last saturday and also in the training pics leading up to the game was a group of men carrying buckets to the well. Munster fil...
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  • Leinster V Munster Sat 4th 18.30 Sky sports

    Leinster V Munster Sat 4th 18.30 Sky sports

    Alright, time to collate my thoughts and try to impart a bit of optimism on a week we usually look forward to.


    Our form Unacceptable. We are going into game 5 of a 22 game series and the form is just not good enough, however, form goes out the window for this game. This is a special game, ignore all the poor mouthery from Blue and Red camps, they will want to kill each other, they will want to set themselves up for Europe and the Autumn Joe Show. This is the opening litmus test...
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  • G12 Game 4) Munster V Ospreys. TP Sat Sept 28th 18.30 KO

    G12 Game 4) Munster V Ospreys. TP Sat Sept 28th 18.30 KO

    Let the big games commence! coming up over the next 5 games we have: Ospreys(H) Leinster(A) Scarlets(H) Sale(A) and Sarries(H) so its time to buckle down and get stuck into some big opposition.


    Our form 2 wins and a loss, we looked dangerous on counter attack last friday, however our pack never took complete control of the contest. Our scrum wasn't as imperious as it has been in the last 9 months, lineout ran well, but our breakdown work is not up to tempo or aggression as of yet (...
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  • Munster V Zebre. TP Fri Sept 19th 19.30 KO

    Munster V Zebre. TP Fri Sept 19th 19.30 KO

    That the when and where sorted, now lets look at the game ahead.

    Our form Patchy but hopefully about to improve rapidly, 1 win and 1 loss. However there is the fillip of further returnees in Paulie, Murray, Killer and JJ! Watching the highlights of the win against Treviso one thing that struck me was that we seemed to use half the width of the pitch at high tempo. Duncan was following the ball from Lineout to in line with the goalposts before returning to the blindside. I like the i...
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  • Munster v Edinburgh 19:35 5th Sept - the Foley era begins

    Munster v Edinburgh 19:35 5th Sept - the Foley era begins

    Well – another era begins. New management and coaching staff, new European competition and now clear distance in the rear view mirror, thankfully, of former glory days. Munster are a Pro12 top 4 prospect. Nothing more really. For once, we enter a season with realistic expectations. That’s good, really....
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  • IRUPA Awards 2014 - Munster’s James Coughlan collected the Unsung Hero Award

    IRUPA Awards 2014 - Munster’s James Coughlan collected the Unsung Hero Award

    Ulster and Ireland winger Andrew Trimble has been voted the IRUPA Players’ Player of the Year 2014 by his fellow players at the 12th annual awards ceremony. Trimble started all of Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations games, scoring three tries along the way in a season of impressive performances. The prestigious award counts as Trimble’s third IRUPA Award overall, having won the Young Player of the Year award in 2006 and Try of the Year accolade in 2010. The award also comes only days after Tr...
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  • The Last Game, by McCloud

    The Last Game, by McCloud

    The last game. Hard to believe that on Saturday, those of us lucky enough to have tickets will be witnessing the last Heineken Cup game in Thomond Park. The magical adventure comes to an end this season - hopefully, whatever replaces it will at some stage generate the same feelings of fear, pride and joy. This Saturday, Munster welcome Toulouse to Thomond Park for the first time in the history of this great competition. Ah, Toulouse - a team that is synonymous with the Heineken Cup, ...
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  • Axel Confirmed as Next Head Coach

    Axel Confirmed as Next Head Coach

    http://www.munsterrugby.ie/news/12973.php

    Axel Confirmed as Next Head Coach. Munster Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to announce that Anthony Foley will be promoted from Munster Rugby Forwards Coach to the role of Head Coach from July 1st 2014.Foley will commence the role of Head Coach at the start of the 2014/15 season after signing a two-year contract that will see him stay with the province until at least June 2016. The Limerick man, who has 201 caps for Munster, retired...
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  • Nearly finished but there may be some excitement left yet.

    Nearly finished but there may be some excitement left yet.

    It's not very exciting, really but here's my version of it.


    • Ulster, Leicester, Toulouse, Clermont, Toulon and Munster have qualified for the Quarter Finals, The latter three as Pool winners.
    • The other three Pool winners will be Ulster or Leicester, Toulouse or Saracens and Leinster or Northampton.
    • Whichever of Ulster of Leicester that does not win Pool 5 will get one second place spot.
    • If Toulouse slip-up and don't win Pool 3, they will get the second second place
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  • Heineken Cup fourth Round review, what happens next, by Piquet

    Heineken Cup fourth Round review, what happens next, by Piquet

    Pool One
    P W D L F A PD TF TA TB LB Pts Pos
    Leinster 4 3 0 1 87 41 46 8 4 1 0 13 6
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    by mr chips
    (By Piquet - not my work!)
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    That time of the season so beloved of Sir Alex Ferguson is coming into view.

    There will have to be major rule changes next year, given that of all the Premiership teams, only one, Saracens, are not in the bottom half of their Pool.
    Peculiarly enough, of the ten fixtures in Round Four, only three had different results from the previous Round.
    Significant gaps have developed in three of the pools and the first four casualties...
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    by mr chips
    (1/2)
    Right, we’re at the Halfway stage both in the Head to Head games and overall.

    In the old days, if you lost your first match, you didn't win the Heineken Cup. Munster put a stop to that in 2006. Then, if you lost your first two matches, you were out. With the change in format to allow three rather than two Pool runners up go through, that went by the wayside two years ago courtesy of Bath.

    Gerry Thornley in the Irish Times had an interesting article last week...
    13th-December-2018, 22:12
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