AS I STRUTTED my way to the Thomond turnstiles last January, Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ fittingly boomed from the heart of the fortress. The men in red had been stopped just once in their previous ten games, were just off the back of two derby wins and ready to steamroll the visiting Racing 92 … More Don’t Stop Me Now: Munster 2017/2018 Season Preview
Sometimes the better team wins. Simple as. When you’re simply outclassed in a match, there isn’t a whole lot you can say. Luckily for Munster, there’s a greater picture than just Sarries – there’s a future and more imminently, there’s a Pro12 title waiting to be contended for. Most importantly, many of the players involved … More THE LEARNING CURVE: Munster Fall To Saracens’ Supremacy
Written by Conal Lane Far from a classic Thomond Park interprovincial dust up, nevertheless the men in red came through against Ulster last weekend. Perhaps the ideal preparation for what lies ahead this Saturday in Dublin. Yep, it’ll be a tough one, that much is guaranteed. As expected, Conor Murray is not fit to start, … More PAINT IT RED: Munster Vs Saracens Preview
RONAN O’GARA WROTE in his latest book, “When you get into bonus territory the shackles come off. There’s a massive emotional release.” It’s one of my favourite lines from a rugby player because of what it means when put into practise. Everything is different at the semi-final stage. A stage that I think has probably been … More Shackles Off: Time To Stand Up And Fight
THE MUNSTER JUGGERNAUT continued on Saturday night with a precious away win in Scotstoun. The men in red put their bodies on the line, fought for every inch and on the overall, produced an emotional performance for the ages. However, from a technical point of view, it was an off-day for the visitors and such … More The Missing Ingredient: Munster Breakdown Analysis
All it takes is a moment of magic… 14-12 and Munster are through to the quarter finals of the Champions Cup for the first time! Thomond Park, we hope you’re ready.
What does it take? Right now is the most excited Munster supporters have been in the last five years. There has been a quarter final and two semi-finals in between and there was great hope that Rob Penney’s troops in particular could go all the way with some luck. However, those teams didn’t feel quite … More Do Munster Have What It Takes To Win A Third European Cup?
James Cronin: 7.5 Worked his arse off and locked out the scrum but Kilcoyne is definitely the go-to man if you are looking for regular go forward ball. Niall Scannell: 8.5 Perfect in the lineout, scored a try and hustled well all afternoon. Possibly his best game yet. John Ryan: 8 Another member of the … More Player Ratings: Racing 7-32 Munster
The only Champions Cup fixture of the weekend is a hugely significant one. Munster travel to the city of light in the rescheduled game between themselves and Ronan O’Gara’s Racing 92. Racing’s interest may be partly diminished by the reality that their hopes of progressing have already been extinguished, but history suggests they will refuse to … More RACING HEART: Munster Vs Racing Preview
Ronan Calvert The realist Champions Cup: Saracens Outside chance: Munster If Munster secure a home quarter final, I think they could beat any opponent – besides the unlikely event of that opponent being Saracens. The London side have went from strength to strength since securing the crown last term and look razor sharp out the backs. They … More Munster Haka Team’s 2017 World Rugby Predictions!