Life After Rugby With Former Munster Outhalf Jonny Holland

Few rugby players expect to hang up their boots at the age of 25 but Jonny Holland was a man faced with that unfortunate reality in September 2016.  Following a sequence of stunning performances at the tail end of the 2015/2016 season that helped Munster qualify for the following campaign’s Champions Cup group stages, Holland … More Life After Rugby With Former Munster Outhalf Jonny Holland

MATCH REPORT: Sensational Second Half Saves Munster In Intense Interpro

Ronan Calvert reports from Thomond Park Connacht arrived in Thomond Park this evening in confident mood. The western province had shone in their 44-16 thumping of Ulster and narrow 21-18 loss at the RDS coming into this clash but knew this would be a greater challenge than any – taking on a wounded Munster without … More MATCH REPORT: Sensational Second Half Saves Munster In Intense Interpro

OPINION: Tommy O’Donnell’s Future Lies At Blindside Flanker

THIS NEW YEARS Day Tommy O’Donnell and Chris Cloete will pack down at either side of the Munster scrum. Both usually identify as openside flankers but what they offer to this team is vastly different. Both equally valuable in their own way. And Munster management have acknowledged that fact. Against Ulster, O’Donnell will start as … More OPINION: Tommy O’Donnell’s Future Lies At Blindside Flanker

Van Graan Has Munster Playing To Their Strengths Again

Pace, power, perseverance Three matches in and we’ve already learned a lot about Johann Van Graan’s vision for this Munster team. The 37 year old’s arrival has brought an injection of energy, as you would come to expect, but an array of changes to the team’s style too. It is early days and all early … More Van Graan Has Munster Playing To Their Strengths Again

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

MATCH REPORT: Hanrahan The Hero As Munster Comeback To Crush Cardiff

Ronan Calvert reports from Thomond Park  It was a bright Saturday afternoon in Thomond Park as Munster looked to bounce back from their Scotstoun shit-show. Our Lions were back, and unlike Ospreys’ Scott Baldwin, we were egging them on to bite. Cardiff outhalf Jarrod Evans was the difference in the early stages with two sublime … More MATCH REPORT: Hanrahan The Hero As Munster Comeback To Crush Cardiff

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?

MATCH REPORT: Wooton Shines As Munster Tame The Cheetahs

Ronan Calvert reports from Thomond Park FT: Munster 51-18 Cheetahs Wet and windy conditions cleared before kick-off, leaving a ray of sunshine lighting up the newly-laid Thomond Park surface. Conditions that perhaps seemed better suited to the offload-happy Cheetahs, but it didn’t quite turn out that way. Munster took the initiate early on with some truly … More MATCH REPORT: Wooton Shines As Munster Tame The Cheetahs