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...

Peter O'Mahony primed to face Leinster but Earls suffers fresh blow - Irish Independent

Peter O'Mahony primed to face Leinster but Earls suffers fresh blow - Irish Independent

O'Mahony's return will depend on how he came through yesterday's pitch session. Paddy Butler, who played at blindside in Saturday's loss to the Ospreys, misses out with concussion. With Europe looming large and Munster in need of a boost after a ...

O'Mahony primed to face Leinster but Earls suffers fresh blow - Irish Independent

O'Mahony primed to face Leinster but Earls suffers fresh blow - Irish Independent

O'Mahony's return will depend on how he came through yesterday's pitch session. Paddy Butler, who played at blindside in Saturday's loss to the Ospreys, misses out with concussion. With Europe looming large and Munster in need of a boost after a ...

Video: Five of the greatest Leinster v Munster showdowns of the modern era - Irish Independent

After an astounding 41-35 win over Toulouse in France. Leinster fancied their chances of turning over Declan Kidney's men but ... 3. Leinster 30 Munster 0, Rabodirect Pro12, RDS, October 2009. This game was a confirmation of a power shift in Irish ...

Ospreys victory confirms visiting sides no longer fear Munster citadel - Irish Times

3 days agoby Irish Timeson Google News

When bursting at the seams and teeming for the haute cuisine of big European occasions, it remains one of the great European venues; witness how Toulouse were eaten alive here last April. But in the ... One of the drawbacks in developing the biggest ...

my job in munster Euan Gee Community Rugby Officer - Limerick - Irish Independent

When did you join Munster? I Joined Munster in 2008 as Youth Development Officer in West Limerick Region and turned full-time in 2012 in my current role as Community Rugby Officer, Limerick. What do you do? I'm available for people in Limerick city ...

Ronan O'Gara: Rugby dealing with 'serious' issue of concussion - RTE.ie

2 weeks agoby RTE.ieon Google News

Ronan O'Gara has weighed into the debate about concussion in rugby, saying it needed to be taken seriously but should not be over-dramatised. Now an assistant coach with Racing Metro, the former Munster and Ireland out-half has seen some high profile ...

Rugby Club - SkySports

Rugby Club - SkySports

5 days agoby SkySportson Google News

Gareth Thomas and Iain Balshaw are the special guests on this Friday's Rugby Club live at the new regular time of 7pm on Sky Sports 2. They help James Gemmell look ahead to Saturday evening's live game between Munster and the Ospreys and reflect on ...

No need for alarm, struggling rugby union giants Toulouse warn - Yahoo!7 News

No need for alarm, struggling rugby union giants Toulouse warn - Yahoo!7 News

2 weeks agoby Yahoo!7 Newson Google News

And while Noves' squad finished atop their European Cup group, which included minnows Zebre and the weakest Irish province, Connacht, the former four-time champions were handed a memorable 47-23 pasting by Munster in the quarter-finals. But Noves ...

Munster's John Ryan - Managing my weight made tricky by unusual ailment - Irish Independent

Munster's John Ryan - Managing my weight made tricky by unusual ailment - Irish Independent

It's been a tough few years for Munster prop John Ryan as he battles with Ulcerative Colitis. Kilos are currency in the front-row, but his ailment, which effects the colon, can cause him to drop weight at an alarming rate. It's a tricky battle for him ...

France national team suffering from free market - Daily Mail

6 days agoby Daily Mailon Google News

Whether it can have an impact remains to be seen, however, as French clubs have the biggest budgets in Europe, with Toulouse having started last season with 35.42 million euros. French clubs have also been ... Top 14 clubs had a cumulated budget of ...

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