Tommy O’Donnell a doubt as Munster look to claim home quarter-final

Tommy O'Donnell a doubt as Munster look to claim home quarter-final Erasmus: “On and off the field for us, he’s a leader, and it’s a privilege to coach a guy like him.” Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile. Long before he landed in Limerick to take over as Munster boss, Rassie Erasmsus sought out a meeting with Conor

Irish Independent

Munster fret on O’Donnell ahead of Glasgow clash

TOMMY O’Donnell is a major injury doubt for Munster’s crucial top-of-the-table Champions Cup clash with Pro12 rivals Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Saturday, 5.30pm. O’Donnell injured his right ankle during Munster’s impressive bonus point win over …

Limerick Leader

Erasmus looking to strengthen Munster squad

Munster’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus admits that talks have taken place with a number of potential new signings for next season, but says no deals have been finalised for James Hart and Chris Farrell. Springbok Jaco Taute’s stay with the province …

‘This team is pretty emotionally intelligent’ – Erasmus proud of Munster in Paris

The southern province moved to the top of Pool 1 of the Champions Cup with a big win over Racing. 12 hours ago 6,054 Views 10 Comments · Share Tweet Email. IT ONLY TOOK seven minutes for the Munster fans to get The Fields of Athenry going at Stade …


Stander issues warning ahead of Glasgow clash

Munster must “lay down a marker” from the start against Glasgow if they want to do the double over the Warriors in the Champions Cup. The Reds demolished Gregor Townsend’s side back in October, just one day after the funeral of head coach Anthony …

Ronan O’Gara will miss Munster rugby legend Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley forever

Racing 92 coach Ronan O’Gara prior to the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1 Round 1 match between Racing 92 and Munster at the Stade Yves-Du-Manoir in Paris, France. (Photo: Stephen McCarthy). Share. Get daily updates directly to your inbox.

Irish Mirror

Clinical Munster leave Ronan O’Gara in awe

Ronan O’Gara knew Munster were good. He just didn’t realise quite how good. He could laugh about it afterwards, though it was a hollow effort quickly dispensed with. There just wasn’t an inch of him that found solace in the fact it was his province

Irish Examiner

O’Gara’s Racing ‘tonked’ by old friends

When this fixture was made last summer you could hardly have envisaged that it would end in humiliation for the Top 14 champions and redemption for Munster. Of course, so much has changed since the schedule was drawn up. Had the game gone ahead …

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Quarter-final return beckons for Munster ahead of demanding Glasgow clash

MUNSTER CAN ALMOST taste it now, a return to the knock-out stages of the Champions Cup after the hurt of pool-stage exits in the past two seasons. A bonus-point win away to Racing 92 last weekend moved the southern province to the top of Pool 1 with …


Ronan O’Gara tips his hat to impressive Munster

He keeps a closer eye on them than any other team outside of Racing 92 but despite the scale of this salutary defeat, even Ronan O’Gara was struck by how good Munster actually were when encountering them for the first time. Admitting with typical

Irish Times

Tommy O’Donnell a doubt as Munster look to claim home quarter-final

Ireland flanker Tommy O’Donnell is in a race against time to feature in his side’s crucial Champions Cup tie against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday, according to Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus. With both sides vying for top spot in Pool One and …

Irish Times

Munster find depth in ranks as emotion fades

Ronan O’Gara must have spent a long time mopping up after his old Munster pals had popped over to Paris for the weekend. They arrived in business mode and beat his Racing 92 team in every area of the game, starting with a blunt instrument and ending …

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Erasmus: Munster expectations soar with every win

Munster’s impressive form of late is increasing the pressure on the players to deliver winning performances, according to their Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus. Saturday last saw Munster record an impressive 32-7 win over Racing 92 in the rearranged …

World class Murray like Du Preez, says Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus, the Munster director of rugby, outlined yesterday how privileged he feels to be coaching Conor Murray at the peak of his career. The Ireland scrum half has been almost peerless this season, delivering a world class performance in the 40

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O’Gara wounded by Racing implosion

Ronan O’Gara could not have been surprised by anything that was thrown in his direction by Munster on Saturday afternoon. Share. Email. Go To. Comments. What really knocked him for six was the attitude of his own men, such that he couldn’t dare …

Irish Independent

Rassie Erasmus speaks with refreshing honesty on Munster transfer targets

Rassie Erasmus is a straight shooter. More often than not, he says it like he sees it. The South African has done a fantastic job since coming in as Munster’s first ever director of rugby. He recruited well, backed young players, brought in Jacques

Concern for Tommy O’Donnell as Rassie Erasmus hails world-class Conor Murray

Ankle trouble continues to dog bang-in-form Munster flanker Tommy O’Donnell. He looked to be in serious trouble when hobbling off in the New Year’s Eve win over Connacht and so it came as a pleasant surprise when the Tipperary man reported fit for …

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