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

Munster Rugby, Adidas & Life Style Sports are looking for Munster Rugby supporters to launch the 2017/18 season alternate jersey

Munster Rugby, adidas and Life Style Sports are recruiting socially savvy supporters and digital innovators to launch the 2017/18 Munster Rugby alternate jersey this July. Munster Rugby and adidas will show the jersey to a select few Munster Rugby fans ahead of the official launch, and invite them to create a unique online unveiling. What … More Munster Rugby, Adidas & Life Style Sports are looking for Munster Rugby supporters to launch the 2017/18 season alternate jersey

Where It All Breaks Down: Farewell Francis, Munster Rucking And Is It Time For Tommy To Pass The Baton?

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?

Analysis: Sterner Test Awaits As Scarlets Size Up Munster

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

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