RACING AGAINST TIME: Win Or Bust As Munster Look To Get Back On Track

European Rugby takes no prisoners. Win neither of your opening two games and you may as well start packing it in. It’s the nature of the competition. Munster travelled to the south of France last Sunday lunchtime looking to bounce back from defeat to rivals Leinster only to produce a lethargic, error-ridden performance that many … More RACING AGAINST TIME: Win Or Bust As Munster Look To Get Back On Track

Could Munster Be Facing A Dilemma At Outhalf?

Just three games into the new season and we’ve already seen Munster’s assured, clinical best mixed with some slightly muddier moments. Top of the table with 14 points, you would think Munster supporters really shouldn’t have much to moan about. Well, it doesn’t quite turn out that way. You see, you don’t just take these … More Could Munster Be Facing A Dilemma At Outhalf?

Don’t Stop Me Now: Munster 2017/2018 Season Preview

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

THE LEARNING CURVE: Munster Fall To Saracens’ Supremacy

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

Shackles Off: Time To Stand Up And Fight

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 Missing Ingredient: Munster Breakdown Analysis

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

Do Munster Have What It Takes To Win A Third European Cup?

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?