MUNSTER MAGIC | Toulon Test Should Make For Another Thomond Park Classic

There was a sense of inevitability as Ireland defeated England to secure the Grand Slam on St Patrick’s Day. With the best players, coach, and an unrivaled player welfare system, Ireland made sure this year’s Six Nations title would be theirs with minimum fuss. It was an unusual feeling to be so comfortable, but didn’t … More MUNSTER MAGIC | Toulon Test Should Make For Another Thomond Park Classic

Munster Haka Team’s 2018 World Rugby Predictions

Ronan Calvert Champions Cup: Leinster Outside chance: Clermont Leinster, Clermont and Munster seem to be the early favourites for the European Cup following their storming starts to the pool stages. Their chances have been boosted by reigning champions Saracens’ recent deterioration and the likewise lacklustre displays of Racing 92 and Toulon, making this season a golden … More Munster Haka Team’s 2018 World Rugby Predictions

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

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