When the Summer internationals wrap up, the all-absorbing FIFA World Cup comes to a close and you’re left anticipating the return of the regular rugby season, you begin to dream of what could be. Could this be the season we go that bit further? Is there something different about us this time around? As Munster … More The Season Of Expectation
Ronan Calvert reports from Thomond Park… FT: Munster 20-16 Edinburgh Simon Zebo provided the spark as Munster saw off a tricky Edinburgh outfit this afternoon at Thomond Park. This was a match of first and lasts. Munster headed into their first ever PRO14 semi-final qualifier on a day where the Thomond Park faithful would wave goodbye … More MATCH REPORT: Simon Zebo Sparkles As Munster March On
FT: Munster 24-24 Ulster After a hectic month of dramatic highs and lows, this evening’s match was never quite expected to capture Munster supporter’s imaginations to the same extent. Off the back of the rather deflating semi-final defeat in Bordeaux last weekend and with second place in Conference A already secured in the Guinness PRO14 … More MATCH REPORT: Munster’s Young Guns Match Misfiring Ulster
Follow live updates from Irish Independent Park where Munster are taking on the Dragons in tonight’s untelevised Pro 14 fixture. Updates Kick off is at 19:35 1′: JJ Hanrahan gets the game underway 2′ Alex Wooton makes a linebreak, but the attack ends as a Dragon knocks on following a JJ Hanrahan cross-field-kick. 4: Duncan … More As It Happened: Munster Vs Dragons
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
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?
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
A new season, a new competition, 14 teams, 2 conferences and a lot of countries, the Pro 14 is almost upon us. With a major shakeup on our hands, that brings plenty of food for thought, and with that mind we hope our predictions will both intrigue and excite you for the new season. Conference … More Munster Haka Guinness Pro 14 Preview 2017/2018
Last week I wrote of how Francis Saili should get the nod over Jaco Taute for the Pro12 final because of his attacking qualities. Despite concerns about the New Zealander’s defence, I felt that regardless of selection, this electric Scarlets side would score tries and therefore scoring tries of our own had to be prioritised. However, … More Where It All Breaks Down: Farewell Francis, Munster Rucking And Is It Time For Tommy To Pass The Baton?