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#Munster

# munster-rugby - Today’s News

From The42 European exits for Leinster and Munster but progress has been made Moving On

European exits for Leinster and Munster but progress has been made

The eastern province were the closer to reaching the Champions Cup final.

From The42 'I’ve never been speculating' - Erasmus says he is staying with Munster Future

'I’ve never been speculating' - Erasmus says he is staying with Munster

The South African director of rugby says he will remain with the province in the coming years.

# munster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'We said on the pitch afterwards that we aren't going to let this be the full stop' Positivity

'We said on the pitch afterwards that we aren't going to let this be the full stop'

Simon Zebo believes the best is yet to come from this Munster squad.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 22 April, 2017

From The42 McCall believes Saracens can be better and sees brighter future for Munster Irish Abroad

McCall believes Saracens can be better and sees brighter future for Munster

The Sarries director of rugby was impressed with Munster’s work rate.

From The42 'A diamond gets formed out of coal when it gets put under pressure' Silver Lining

'A diamond gets formed out of coal when it gets put under pressure'

Rassie Erasmus believes this defeat is part of Munster’s journey.

From The42 Rassie: 'The reality is, Saracens are 15-20 points better than us' Nowhere To Hide

Rassie: 'The reality is, Saracens are 15-20 points better than us'

Defending champions end Munster’s European adventure in Dublin.

From The42 Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens End Of The Road

Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens

Mark McCall’s side were superb once again and emerged with a deserved 26-10 win.

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Champions Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Champions Cup semi-final

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Rassie Erasmus’ side faced the defending champions with a place in the final at stake.

From The42 'The buzz is back and it's amazing but the spark was unfortunately the passing of Anthony' Stand Up And Fight

'The buzz is back and it's amazing but the spark was unfortunately the passing of Anthony'

Six months after an abject performance at the Aviva Stadium against Leinster, Munster return to the capital today for a Champions Cup semi-final. A lot has changed in those six months.

From The42 Jones a key part of the picture in Munster and Schmidt calls on him too Attack

Jones a key part of the picture in Munster and Schmidt calls on him too

The 29-year-old has transitioned into coaching after being forced to retire in 2015.

From The42 'We've got a few plans up our sleeve' - Munster hungry to upset Saracens SUAF

'We've got a few plans up our sleeve' - Munster hungry to upset Saracens

Rassie Erasmus feels this Champions Cup semi-final is a litmus tests for his team.

From The42 Irishman McCall's Saracens were once modelled on Munster and Leinster Role Models

Irishman McCall's Saracens were once modelled on Munster and Leinster

The former Ulster head coach has masterminded the Premiership club’s rise.

From The42 Poll: Who do you think will win this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals? Crystal Ball Gazing This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals?

Munster, Saracens, Leinster and Clermont are all chasing final places.

# munster-rugby - Friday 21 April, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Saracens' rugby league traits are a major danger to Munster Screens

Analysis: Saracens' rugby league traits are a major danger to Munster

Mark McCall’s men use screen passes and grubber kicks to great effect.

From The42 'No setback' for Murray as Keatley gets set to cover scrum-half for Munster A Bit Of A Risk

'No setback' for Murray as Keatley gets set to cover scrum-half for Munster

Rassie Erasmus still doesn’t know when Murray will return.

From The42 'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams 9

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams

Mark McCall has been impressed by Munster’s work rate this season.

From The42 Conor Murray misses Munster's European Champions Cup semi-final Team News

Conor Murray misses Munster's European Champions Cup semi-final

It was revealed this week the scrum-half suffered a setback with his recovery from injury.

From The42 'I'm sure they're aware of the army of red that's going to come to the Aviva' Faz's View

'I'm sure they're aware of the army of red that's going to come to the Aviva'

Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell will be a keen spectator at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

# munster-rugby - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

From The42 Murray emerges as Lions doubt after Gatland reveals neurologist visit Doubts

Murray emerges as Lions doubt after Gatland reveals neurologist visit

The Lions boss stated that Murray is suffering with a neck injury.

From The42 'I'm a father, I'm a husband, then I'm a rugby player' - Munster's Earls New Era

'I'm a father, I'm a husband, then I'm a rugby player' - Munster's Earls

The Ireland international wing has learned to be part of a new Munster modus operandi.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

From The42 Munster in a happy place after transformation under Rassie Erasmus Good Vibes

Munster in a happy place after transformation under Rassie Erasmus

Saracens provide their greatest test yet this weekend in Dublin.

From The42 'I think he will be good to go for the Lions series and hopefully sooner for us' Unclear

'I think he will be good to go for the Lions series and hopefully sooner for us'

Munster boss Rassie Erasmus has full confidence in ‘unsung hero’ Duncan Williams.

# munster-rugby - Monday 17 April, 2017

From The42 Stander and Scannell boosts for Munster but Conor Murray unlikely to play Injury Update

Stander and Scannell boosts for Munster but Conor Murray unlikely to play

Rassie Erasmus said he is confident Murray won’t make a ‘surprise return’ against Saracens.

From The42 'I don’t think we should be the underdogs when we go into games' Mentality

'I don’t think we should be the underdogs when we go into games'

Rassie Erasmus and Peter O’Mahony are keen for Munster to enjoy semi-final week before facing Saracens.

From The42 'I'm not expecting anything' - O'Mahony and Ireland stars wait on Lions call Nervous Days

'I'm not expecting anything' - O'Mahony and Ireland stars wait on Lions call

The Munster captain is in the back row mix, with Warren Gatland set to name his squad on Wednesday.

From The42 Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final Key Man

Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final

The scrum-half has a frustrating shoulder issue after suffering a stinger while on Ireland duty.

# munster-rugby - Sunday 16 April, 2017

From The42 Munster must take five steps up for 'different animal' semi against Saracens Last Four

Munster must take five steps up for 'different animal' semi against Saracens

Rassie Erasmus knows things are going to be a lot tougher at the Aviva Stadium next weekend.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 15 April, 2017

From The42 Munster's Conor Murray and Rory Scannell are 'big doubts' to face Saracens Concerns

Munster's Conor Murray and Rory Scannell are 'big doubts' to face Saracens

Darren Sweetnam was another to pick up an injury in the win over Ulster.

From The42 Munster move top of Pro12 as Ulster miss prime chance to boost play-off hopes Derby

Munster move top of Pro12 as Ulster miss prime chance to boost play-off hopes

Tries from Keith Earls, Dave O’Callaghan and Angus Lloyd powered the southern province to victory.

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Ulster, Pro12 Inter-pro

As it happened: Munster v Ulster, Pro12

Time is running out for Ulster to claim a place in the Pro12 semi-finals. We went minute-by-minute to see if they can match up to a Munster side with one eye on Saracens.

# munster-rugby - Friday 14 April, 2017

From The42 Tyler Bleyendaal to start for Munster while Ulster make 3 changes Starting XV

Tyler Bleyendaal to start for Munster while Ulster make 3 changes

The two provinces will square off in the Guinness Pro12 tomorrow at Thomond Park.

From The42 Piutau primed for Thomond Park debut against former Blues brother King Charles

Piutau primed for Thomond Park debut against former Blues brother

“I played a lot with him in New Zealand and it’s great to see him back from injury to give him a chance.”

# munster-rugby - Thursday 13 April, 2017

From The42 'Once you cross that line, no friends on the field': Old pals Saili and Piutau ready for first derby battle Derby Day

'Once you cross that line, no friends on the field': Old pals Saili and Piutau ready for first derby battle

Francis Saili says talk of his Munster future is “not on the horizon at the moment.”

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

From The42 Erasmus 'nervous' as Munster injury list mounts ahead of semi-final showdown with Saracens Treatment Room

Erasmus 'nervous' as Munster injury list mounts ahead of semi-final showdown with Saracens

Conor Murray and CJ Stander are doubts while Donnacha Ryan and Tyler Bleyendaal are recovering from concussions.

# munster-rugby - Monday 10 April, 2017

From The42 Bleyendaal and Ryan to follow return to play protocols as Munster wait on Cronin's scan Injury Update

Bleyendaal and Ryan to follow return to play protocols as Munster wait on Cronin's scan

The pair sustained concussions during the province’s win over Glasgow.

From The42 CJ Stander doubtful for Munster's Champions Cup semi-final Doubt

CJ Stander doubtful for Munster's Champions Cup semi-final

The Irish international suffered an ankle injury in the quarter-final win over Toulouse.

# munster-rugby - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

From The42 Zebo hoping for healthy Munster contingent on Lions tour to New Zealand Lions 2017

Zebo hoping for healthy Munster contingent on Lions tour to New Zealand

“Earlsy went two tours ago and he only had one or two caps. There’s loads of opportunities for every player playing in these isles.”

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Munster and Leinster show exciting intent on kick return attack Off The Ball

Analysis: Munster and Leinster show exciting intent on kick return attack

Jack Conan scored a try on kick return against Wasps, while Munster created pressure for Toulouse.

From The42 'When something is definite, I will tell you' - Erasmus says no decision made Worries

'When something is definite, I will tell you' - Erasmus says no decision made

Meanwhile, Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald was said to be too busy to discuss the situation.

# munster-rugby - Monday 3 April, 2017

From The42 EPCR confirm dates for Munster and Leinster's Champions Cup semi-finals Details

EPCR confirm dates for Munster and Leinster's Champions Cup semi-finals

Munster play Saracens on Saturday 22 April, with Leinster facing Clermont the following day.

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