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Munster

# munster-rugby - Yesterday’s News

From The Score ‘Conor Murray can handle out-half pressure if Munster come calling’ – James Hart Plan B

‘Conor Murray can handle out-half pressure if Munster come calling’ – James Hart

The Grenoble scrum-half knows a thing or two about facing the Top 14′s best following his breakthrough season with Grenoble.

From The Score Simon Hick: Big men, big budgets — rugby won’t survive 10 years of Toulon domination Power Shift

Simon Hick: Big men, big budgets — rugby won’t survive 10 years of Toulon domination

If Mourad Boudjellal’s side win a second straight European title, others will start following their gameplan.

From The Score Paul O’Connell compares Toulon with All Blacks ahead of Munster semi final Heineken Cup

Paul O’Connell compares Toulon with All Blacks ahead of Munster semi final

The veteran lock says the Heineken Cup champions are better than the side that beat his province heavily in France in 2011.

From The Score JJ Hanrahan, Rob Kearney and Jonny Sexton up for 2014 Try of the Year Best Tries This post contains a poll

JJ Hanrahan, Rob Kearney and Jonny Sexton up for 2014 Try of the Year

We have video clips of the three scores and want to know which one you think is best.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From The Score O’Mahony, Trimble and Toner nominated for Irish players’ Player of the Year Awards Season This post contains a poll

O’Mahony, Trimble and Toner nominated for Irish players’ Player of the Year

The trio will discover who their peers have voted for on 7 May.

From The Score In pictures: Munster’s players in training ahead of Heineken Cup semi final Gearing Up

In pictures: Munster’s players in training ahead of Heineken Cup semi final

22-year-old academy out-half Jonathan Holland trained with the senior squad as JJ Hanrahan underwent fitness tests.

From The Score ‘We took a guy off the bar to play 10 minutes for Connacht, that’s where we’re at’ Straight Talk

‘We took a guy off the bar to play 10 minutes for Connacht, that’s where we’re at’

Connacht coach Pat Lam lamented his squad’s injury crisis after another heavy defeat all but ended his side’s European Cup hopes.

From The Score Munster should resist calls to start Simon Zebo at fullback against Toulon Opinion

Munster should resist calls to start Simon Zebo at fullback against Toulon

There have been suggestions that Munster should go with an attacking back three of Zebo, Conway and Earls.

# munster-rugby - Monday 21 April, 2014

From The Score VINE: Simon Zebo’s weight room dance is what Bank Holidays are all about G-Unit

VINE: Simon Zebo’s weight room dance is what Bank Holidays are all about

Watch out, Toulon. The winger was ‘Poppin Them Thangs’ in between sets today.

From The Score ‘Some Munster players will have to go beyond where they have been before to beat Toulon’ Heineken Cup

‘Some Munster players will have to go beyond where they have been before to beat Toulon’

Head coach Rob Penney is calling on his team to play the best game in their history to knock off the reigning champions.

# munster-rugby - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From The Score ‘We’ll need to be at our very best, and then some, to beat Toulon’ – Rob Penney Final Four

‘We’ll need to be at our very best, and then some, to beat Toulon’ – Rob Penney

The Munster coach was pleased that his side picked up a bonus point win, and no injuries, in Galway.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From The Score Munster on verge of home semi final after bonus point win over Connacht Match Report

Munster on verge of home semi final after bonus point win over Connacht

Robbie Henshaw and Eoin McKeon errors have been well and truly punished by their interprovincial rivals.

From The Score Adrian Flavin: Connacht backlash brewing but Munster desperate to get back on track Column

Adrian Flavin: Connacht backlash brewing but Munster desperate to get back on track

The former Connacht hooker believes his former teammates can beat Rob Penney’s men in Galway if they take their scoring chances.

# munster-rugby - Friday 18 April, 2014

From The Score 19-year-old Connacht hooker seeking to put a dent in Munster’s Pro12 ambitions Bolter

19-year-old Connacht hooker seeking to put a dent in Munster’s Pro12 ambitions

Jack Dinneen has been drafted into the senior squad following an injury crisis in the front row.

# munster-rugby - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Score Munster stars visit sick kids in Limerick Hospital Visit This post contains images

Munster stars visit sick kids in Limerick Hospital

CJ Stander, Simon Zebo and Donncha O’Callaghan were just some of those in attendance.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From The Score Glasgow beat abject Munster by 17 points in Thomond Park Heavy Defeat

Glasgow beat abject Munster by 17 points in Thomond Park

Three first half tries have put the hosts to the sword.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From The Score ‘We’d love to face Leinster next’ says delighted Paul O’Connell Paulie

‘We’d love to face Leinster next’ says delighted Paul O’Connell

Leinster would set up an all-Ireland last-four showdown with a win in France tomorrow.

From The Score Six-try Munster destroy Toulouse en route to Heineken Cup semi-final Marching On

Six-try Munster destroy Toulouse en route to Heineken Cup semi-final

Rob Penney’s men scored after only four minutes and never let up for a moment despite losing captain Peter O’Mahony to injury.

From The Score GIF: Keith Earls dives over for early try in rousing Munster victory Heineken Cup

GIF: Keith Earls dives over for early try in rousing Munster victory

The Limerick native got the home crowd roaring at Thomond Park.

From The Score McAlister starts instead of Beauxis for Munster clash HCup

McAlister starts instead of Beauxis for Munster clash

The 30-year-old former All Black star had originally been named on the replacements bench.

From The Score David Wallace: Result too tight to call but Munster will deliver best performance yet Heineken Cup

David Wallace: Result too tight to call but Munster will deliver best performance yet

The former Munster and Ireland flanker says Toulouse have been ‘on the radar’ ever since they thrashed his province in 1996.

From The Score Adrian Flavin: Heineken Cup rugby to Munster is like a red rag to a bull Column

Adrian Flavin: Heineken Cup rugby to Munster is like a red rag to a bull

The former Connacht hooker is clearing his weekend schedule for an intense weekend of European rugby action.

# munster-rugby - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Score Toulouse have no reason to fear Munster faithful, says Maxime Medard HCup

Toulouse have no reason to fear Munster faithful, says Maxime Medard

The French winger believes his team are hitting form at the right time.

From The Score Aviva Stadium, not Croke Park, confirmed for potential Leinster v Munster semi final Heineken Cup

Aviva Stadium, not Croke Park, confirmed for potential Leinster v Munster semi final

There are two gigantic, French obstacles in place that may well scupper any hopes of a rematch of the 2006 and 2009 clashes.

From The Score Simon Hick column: Irish nous staving off French power play, for now Heineken Cup

Simon Hick column: Irish nous staving off French power play, for now

Top 14 sides have been unashamed in spending big and buying bigger in recent years, writes Simon Hick.

# munster-rugby - Monday 31 March, 2014

From The Score McAlister doubtful for Munster clash, Noves admits HCup

McAlister doubtful for Munster clash, Noves admits

Toulouse have been hit by a string of injury woes ahead of the Thomond Park showdown.

From The Score Madigan hoping to hang onto Leinster 10 jersey for Toulon quarter final Rollercoaster

Madigan hoping to hang onto Leinster 10 jersey for Toulon quarter final

The out-half played from start to finish in the Blues’ top-of-the-table triumph over Munster.

# munster-rugby - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From The Score O’Driscoll proves the matchwinner as Leinster survive Munster storm Bragging Rights

O’Driscoll proves the matchwinner as Leinster survive Munster storm

The veteran centre scored a crucial try and Ian Madigan was impressive from the kicking tee.

From The Score This is the Brian O’Driscoll try that gave Leinster victory over Munster That Man Bod

This is the Brian O’Driscoll try that gave Leinster victory over Munster

The legendary centre has a habit of popping up at the right time and place.

From The Score As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro12

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as the provincial rivals clashed in a top of the table encounter.

From The Score Paul O’Connell’s cousin Eoghan makes Celtic league debut Family Affair

Paul O’Connell’s cousin Eoghan makes Celtic league debut

The defender was in the champions’ starting line-up against Ross County today.

From The Score David Wallace: ‘Angry Munster will play with a massive chip on their shoulder’ Column

David Wallace: ‘Angry Munster will play with a massive chip on their shoulder’

The former Munster and Ireland flanker feels several players will have points to prove to Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.

From The Score From Bressie to Mossie: 15 Munster v Leinster blasts from the past Yesterday's Heroes

From Bressie to Mossie: 15 Munster v Leinster blasts from the past

It’s not all Brian O’Driscoll sidesteps and clutch Ronan O’Gara penalties you know.

# munster-rugby - Friday 28 March, 2014

From The Score Shane Byrne: ‘Munster will be bloody hard to beat but I’m going with Leinster’ Column

Shane Byrne: ‘Munster will be bloody hard to beat but I’m going with Leinster’

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes both coaches have shadow boxed in terms of selections.

From The Score O’Driscoll and D’Arcy back for Leinster as Bent starts at loose-head Starting XV

O’Driscoll and D’Arcy back for Leinster as Bent starts at loose-head

The Pro12′s top two meet at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow evening.

# munster-rugby - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From The Score ‘You do feel that bit of an edge’ – Eoin Reddan on the prospect of facing Munster Hype

‘You do feel that bit of an edge’ – Eoin Reddan on the prospect of facing Munster

The Leinster player doesn’t believe the game needs any extra hype after Rob Penney’s comments.

From The Score Simon Hick column: New ways of looking at the game bringing fresh perspectives Opinion

Simon Hick column: New ways of looking at the game bringing fresh perspectives

Fans, journalists and analysts are changing their outlook.

# munster-rugby - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Score 15 moments of magic from birthday boy Rob Kearney 28 Candles

15 moments of magic from birthday boy Rob Kearney

The Cooley native turns 28 today. Plenty of time for more derring-do feats of counter-attacking brilliance from the Ireland fullback.

From The Score ‘When I arrived, the majority of the Ireland squad was Munster based’ – Doug Howlett Interview

‘When I arrived, the majority of the Ireland squad was Munster based’ – Doug Howlett

The New Zealand rugby legend as much satisfaction from seeing Keith Earls in the Munster 14 jersey as he ever got from playing there himself.

From The Score Here are all the statistics you need to know ahead of Leinster’s clash with Munster Old Foes

Here are all the statistics you need to know ahead of Leinster’s clash with Munster

Top try scorers, who has the most caps, who scored the most points in a game and which team has won more games.

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