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?
A HOME PRO 12 semi-final defeat of the Ospreys was largely expected. Munster have been exceptional this season and coming into the weekend no side had ever lost a semi on their own turf. That said, beating the Welsh region was never a straightforward task and Rassie Erasmus’ men broke down their opponents admirably, emphatically underlining their … More Analysis: Sterner Test Awaits As Scarlets Size Up Munster
Written by Conal Lane Surviving by the skin of their teeth, the men in red managed to eke out a 10-7 victory against a gritty Glasgow side who now have a tough task to make the PRO12 playoffs. It wasn’t exactly vintage viewing in Cork last week, but the 16th man was treated to an … More BIG WEEKEND: Munster Vs Ulster Preview
IN CASE YOU missed it, Munster signed a new South African by the name of Jean Deysel as short term injury cover just over two weeks ago. The South African international has experience in abundance and based on Rassie’s previous signings (Jaco Taute, Rhys Marshall, Jean eile) there was probably good reason to have high … More ANALYSIS: Breaking Down 15 Minutes Of Jean Deysel Being A Complete Monster
Written by Conal Lane Well the Cirque du Six Nations is over for another year, Ireland ending another potential world record winning streak (Thank Christ), back to matters less pressing now. Thanks to a typical Thomond Park demolition job on a pretty disinterested Toulouse, a European Semi Final looms in a fortnight. Glasgow are probably … More GROUNDHOG DAY: Munster Vs Glasgow Preview
Written by Conal Lane Well the winning streak that stretched back as far as December and encompassed some typical Munster performances is over, shit happens I guess. A spirited second half performance from the Scarlets condemned the men in red to only a third PRO12 defeat of the season. More concerning for the outstandingly named … More CARDIFF CALLING: Munster Vs Cardiff Blues Preview