Ronan Calvert reports from Thomond Park The champions were in town this evening as Munster looked to put last year’s struggles against Wayne Pivac’s men behind them, and in more pressing matters, put a halt to a recent spell of inconsistency that has seen defeats to both Cardiff and Edinburgh. The men in red’s confidence … More MATCH REPORT: Clinical Munster Silence Scarlets
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 We begin 2016-17 against the Scarlets, hopefully with a repeat of the same 31-15 scoreline from last May, but I don’t want to curse it. New season, new coach, new recruits and an outstanding new away strip. It’s a fun change to feel genuine positivity and hopeful anticipation for the coming … More Out of The Blocks: Munster Vs Scarlets Preview
Written by Conal Lane Overview It seems Munster have not wilted just yet, the outstandingly named Mr Rassie Erasmus may well have Champions Cup rugby to look forward to in his first season in charge. There lies the small matter of the Scarlets to overcome first though. Both teams coming off the back of a … More Munster V Scarlets Preview: The Last Stand