Aussie second-row Kane Douglas on his way to Leinster

Aussie second-row Kane Douglas on his way to Leinster

Ruaidhri O'Connor – Published 05 May 2014 02:30 AMIn a flat, pre-World Cup transfer market where most southern hemisphere talent is under contract until 2015, the...

The Heineken Rugby Show  Ep 5

The Heineken Rugby Show Ep 5

In the latest episode of The Heineken Rugby Show our seasoned panel look back on the best of the semi final action from Europe's premier rugby tournament and take a look to what should be a mouthwatering...

Toulon win the coin toss

With the countdown underway to the biggest occasion in European club rugby, reigning champions, Toulon, have 'taken the spoils' ahead of the 2014 European Cup Final. They won a coin toss to decide...

Top 14 Preview and Predictions: Round 26

Amid all the hype surrounding the Top 14′s “New Deal” it’s easy to forget that there’s one more week of this season to play. The match of the weekend is the battle between second-placed Montpellier...

Munster midfield crying out for revamp

Munster midfield crying out for revamp

David Kelly – Published 29 April 2014 02:30 AMWhether it was the mighty French challenge presented by Toulouse, or the powerful influences emanating from both Wasps...

You can't just write them off, but this is a massive ask

You can't just write them off, but this is a massive ask

Jim Glennon – Published 27 April 2014 02:30 AMThe road Munster travel is one with which they are quite familiar. As in the 2010/'11 season when their seemingly...

Francis: Wilkinson's defiance is greatest obstacle to Munster's

Francis: Wilkinson's defiance is greatest obstacle to Munster's ambition

Neil Francis – Updated 27 April 2014 10:25 AMIn the semi-final England garnered the perfect start and scored a try against a strong and expectant French side after...

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Toulon retain boss:Ahead of their Heineken Cup semi-final clash with Munster later today, Top 14 outfit Toulon have confirmed that head coach Bernard Laporte will remain at the club until 2016. His current...

French dominance set to continue

Just four teams have a shot at winning the last Heineken Cup. While the off-field battles have finally reached a seemingly happy conclusion, the focus can thankfully return to the pitch where Munster,...

Stander ready for 'game of his life'

Munster's CJ Stander relished his first taste of knockout European rugby against Toulouse, but knows Toulon will be tougher. Stander is set for a starring role following the loss of Ireland flanker...

Glasgow fight back to overhaul Munster - RTE.ie

Glasgow fight back to overhaul Munster - RTE.ie

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First to secure it was Glasgow thanks to a penalty from Russell, who took his first opportunity to put his crucial misses last week against Toulouse behind him. In what was to be a feature of the half Glasgow made a mess of receiving the kick-off and ...

Munster face tricky trip to Glasgow - RTE.ie

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In their case, Toulouse inflicted the damage. Glasgow had their chance both at home and away, but struggled with place-kicking and gameplan over the two matches in what was a generally bad weekend for Pro12 rugby. That the league has slipped back in ...

Sean Lamont & Glasgow ready for streetwise Munster - Scotsman

Sean Lamont & Glasgow ready for streetwise Munster - Scotsman

1 day agoby Scotsmanon Google News

Yet the biggest surprise of all is the complete omission of stand-off Duncan Weir, who has been rested, after impressing when he came on against Toulouse last weekend in the European Rugby Champions Cup and contributed a six-point haul with the boot, ...

Going is tough but Champions Cup hopes are still alive - Irish Independent

Going is tough but Champions Cup hopes are still alive - Irish Independent

To continue the theme, no sooner had the Munster players left the field in Clermont but the remaining two fixtures were flashing up on the screen, and about the trip to Saracens there was deep foreboding. Why? Is Barnet the English equivalent of Stade ...

GUINNESS PRO12 Preview: Glasgow Warriors v Munster - Irish Rugby (press release) (registration)

GUINNESS PRO12 Preview: Glasgow Warriors v Munster - Irish Rugby (press release) (registration)

Munster · Ulster · Exiles + · About the Exiles · Exiles News · History · Screening · Contact Us · Guinness PRO12 + · European Rugby + · British & Irish Cup · Women's Interprovincial Series. Glasgow Warriors. v. Munster Rugby. 20th December 2014. 14:40.

Warriors test no laughing matter for Foley's troops - Irish Independent

Warriors test no laughing matter for Foley's troops - Irish Independent

Both teams are coming off the back of bruising back-to-back defeats to French heavyweights in Europe, with Munster having fallen to Clermont and Glasgow coming up short against Toulouse. Consolation. Whereas the Reds have the consolation of fighting ...

Glasgow ace Sean Lamont envious of Munster's ability to bend the rules of ... - Scottish Daily Record

Glasgow ace Sean Lamont envious of Munster's ability to bend the rules of ... - Scottish Daily Record

“In our last two outings against Toulouse we are aware we tended to try to do too much and offloads kept going to deck. The turnover differential was clear-cut in favour of the opposition and that proved crucial. “We need to hold onto the ball because ...

Champions Cup fixture details confirmed - Leinster Rugby

Champions Cup fixture details confirmed - Leinster Rugby

Of the many matches that stand out over both weekends, the Round 5 clash of the unbeaten Pool 4 leaders, Toulouse, and Bath Rugby at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday, 18 January takes some beating, while the Saracens v Munster Rugby, Sale Sharks v ...

Glasgow Warriors v Munster: 11 things you need to know ahead of the Pro 12 ... - Irish Mirror

Glasgow Warriors v Munster: 11 things you need to know ahead of the Pro 12 ... - Irish Mirror

18 hours agoby Irish Mirroron Google News

Munster will hope to get back to winning ways against Glasgow today after their back to back defeats to ASM Clermont Auvergne in the Champions Cup. Leinster's win over Connacht last night saw the Blues go level on points with Munster at the top of the ...

Toulouse's Sébastien Bézy makes Glasgow and Finn Russell pay penalty - The Guardian

Toulouse's Sébastien Bézy makes Glasgow and Finn Russell pay penalty - The Guardian

1 week agoby The Guardianon Google News

Glasgow return to Scotstoun and the Pro12 next Saturday afternoon when they host Munster. There was much satisfaction in the Toulouse camp after their narrow win, which puts them six points clear at the top of the pool. Their forwards coach, William ...

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