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# munster-rugby - Today’s News

‘It’s very hard to make the transition from player to supporter’ – Shane Byrne

The mulleted hooker remembers the early days of the professional era and Leinster vs Munster.

# munster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

‘There was about 200 people at the match’ – Leinster vs Munster has changed a lot since ’99

David Wallace talks about playing derbies in front of 200 people and Peter Clohessy fighting his brother.

‘I’m not here to make up the numbers’ – Copeland targeting Ireland’s No. 8 shirt

The 26-year-old respects Ireland No. 8 Jamie Heaslip’s ability, but has returned to Ireland to take his jersey.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Madigan’s place-kicking among best I’ve seen (from inside 45 metres) — Richie Murphy

Leinster and Ireland’s kicking coach has been more than impressed by the utility back’s 90% success rate this season.

Fresh injury concern for Sean O’Brien as he meets with shoulder specialist

The Leinster openside is seeking further counsel on the injury that keep him out for so much of last season.

More bad news for Munster as Keith Earls is ruled out for up to four months

The international winger had surgery on his patellar tendon in London today.

# munster-rugby - Monday 29 September, 2014

Opinion: Struggling Munster must give Hanrahan more game time

The centre pairing of Denis Hurley and Ivan Dineen struggled in the province’s recent match with Ospreys.

Analysis: Van den Heever’s attacking power stands out for Munster

The imposing South African wing looked sharp with ball in hand against the Ospreys.

# munster-rugby - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Foley feels fine margins cost Munster in home defeat to Ospreys

The southern province’s head coach was annoyed that his side played the game in the wrong areas of the field.

O’Connor wants 80-minute display as disjointed Leinster prepare for Munster

The Australian head coach has been encouraged by the form of Rhys Ruddock early this season.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Frustrated Conor Murray says Munster ‘need to come right quite quickly’

‘It’s not good enough,’ said the Ireland international scrum-half after defeat to the Ospreys.

Munster slip to second Thomond Park defeat after Ospreys boss breakdown

Anthony Foley’s side lost out to the in-form Welsh region in Limerick.

As it happened: Munster v Ospreys, Guinness Pro12

We were live from Thomond Park as Anthony Foley’s men looked to jump into the top four.

# munster-rugby - Friday 26 September, 2014

Murray named as captain as Munster get set for table-topping Ospreys

Dave Kilcoyne will make his first start of the season tomorrow night.

# munster-rugby - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Why is Simon Zebo so damn skillful at everything he does?

Munster did a keepy-uppy challenge and Zebo broke out the artistry.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

‘We need people to come out and support us’ – Munster call for Thomond Park crowd

The province’s head coach, Anthony Foley, is not looking for sympathy as the injury count grows.

# munster-rugby - Monday 22 September, 2014

Darragh Fanning: ‘We can’t win the Munster match this week’

The winger has told his side not to get distracted by the upcoming Aviva Stadium clash.

# munster-rugby - Friday 19 September, 2014

Zebo-inspired Munster secure comfortable victory over hapless Zebre

The Irish international registered a hat-trick of tries amid a comprehensive win.

5 reasons to watch the Irish provinces in tonight’s Pro12 action

International contention, Ulster’s backline, Munster move towards full strength and the form of Jack McGrath.

# munster-rugby - Thursday 18 September, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Radcliffe pays back Dubs, Walsh hints at Kerry return and the rest of today’s sport

Also featuring Andy Murray on Scottish Independence and the team news for tomorrow’s Pro12 action.

O’Connell and Murray return for Munster’s clash with Zebre

The Ireland internationals make their first appearances of the season at Thomond Park tomorrow.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Kilcoyne: Long pre-season was a chance to work on scrum ‘mental battle’

Loosehead prop Dave Kilcoyne is in contention to start Munster’s game v Zebre on Friday.

# munster-rugby - Monday 15 September, 2014

‘He’s the best man we have’: Foley backs Keatley to kick on

Out-half scored 11 points against Treviso to put opening weekend disappointment behind him.

Leinster preparing to bring Strauss back ‘banging bodies’ in time to face Munster

The hooker appeared to be still doing non-contact training today, but that’s all about to change.

# munster-rugby - Friday 12 September, 2014

Tries for Zebo and Stander get Foley off the mark

A try in each half gave Munster a comfortable win in Treviso.

We’ll Leave It There So: Pistorius found guilty, McIlroy’s tee shot pocketed and today’s sport

Meanwhile, Ulster, Munster and Connacht are in Pro12 action tonight, there are FAI Cup quarter-finals and a former Allstar has retired from intercounty football.

# munster-rugby - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Munster and Ulster both make eight changes ahead of Italian jobs

Ulster host Zebre tomorrow while Munster hit the road to Treviso.

# munster-rugby - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

‘They are about 20% better on their home patch’ – Munster’s Archer wary of Treviso threat

Munster haven’t won away to Treviso since the 2011/2012 season.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Neck injury rules Munster bound Bleyendaal out until 2015

The outhalf needs surgery to correct a prolapsed disc in his neck.

‘We would play the game today if we could’ – Munster badly want to erase Edinburgh loss against Treviso

Munster assistant Ian Costello says his side have analysed the Edinburgh performance and are ready to rectify it.

# munster-rugby - Monday 8 September, 2014

‘Munster know what needs to improve and it’s not about talent’ — Zebo

The winger says the squad will be aiming to bring a much greater physical presence to their game next time out.

Here’s your definitive Pro12, Aviva Premiership and Top 14 power rankings

Week one of the Pro 12 and the Aviva featured some powerful performances.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Leaked report was not a distraction before Edinburgh loss – O’Callaghan

The 35-year-old lock said there were no angry words in Munster’s dressing room post-match at Thomond Park.

# munster-rugby - Friday 5 September, 2014

‘It’ll be hard to sleep tonight’ – Munster’s Foley hurt by Edinburgh loss

A failure to win the collisions stung the province’s new head coach.

Foley’s Munster reign begins with Thomond Park defeat to Edinburgh

The southern province delivered an error-strewn performance in Limerick.

As it happened: Munster v Edinburgh, Pro12

We were live from Thomond Park as Anthony Foley took charge of his first competitive game as the province’s head coach.

5 important questions as Munster get Foley’s first season underway

The southern province kick-off their campaign against Edinburgh in Thomond Park this evening.


How do Alan Quinlan and Paul Wallace rate Munster ahead of the new season?

The Sky Sports analysts discuss Anthony Foley, Robin Copeland, Ian Keatley and much more.

# munster-rugby - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Munster name three debutants for Anthony Foley’s first competitive game

Andrew Smith, Kevin O’Byrne and Shane Buckley all start in the Donncha O’Callaghan-captained XV.

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