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“He Loves Munster, He Loves Being There.” Conor Murray Is Delighted With Ian Keatley’s Form

This time two years ago, Munster were very much in a different place.  December 2015, the southern province succumbed to a defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, all but ending their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions Cup for the second season in succession. During that time, Ian Keatley wasn’t performing well for the southern …

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Peter O’Mahony Signs New Deal With Munster And The IRFU

Today just keeps getting better.  Earlier we brought you the news that Tadhg Furlong had signed a new three-year deal with Leinster and the IRFU which would keep him at the eastern province until June 2021 and now it looks like confirmation of a deal which will keep Peter O’Mahony down south for the foreseeable future is imminent. The Irish …

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Irish Rugby Just Secured The Future Of Its Most Prized Asset

The IRFU have announced that Tadhg Furlong has signed a new three-year contract which will keep him at Leinster up until June 2021.  Furlong is arguably the best tighthead in world rugby and his meteoric rise over the last few years has been nothing short of incredible. He played in all three Test matches against the All Blacks for the …

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Munster’s New Defence Coach Has Been Confirmed

Ever since the departure of Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber from Munster last month, there has been a coaching role left void despite Johann van Graan taking up the head coaching role at the southern province.  Nienaber was the defence coach for Munster throughout the beginning of this season and the 2016/2017 season and his departure led to Ireland defence …

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“He Does Have This Knack Of Burrowing His Way In There And Making A Nuisance Of Himself”

Chris Cloete is only four games into his Munster career and already, he is having a considerable impact on the performances of the southern province in both the Guinness PRO14 and Champions Cup.  Standing at a mere 5′ 7″, the former Southern Kings and Western Province flanker is not your regular back-row forward, his short and stocky nature means he …

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Classy Clermont To Reimburse Their Supporters After Saracens Debacle

The latest round of the Champions Cup brought with it some incredible rugby as the top European sides battled it out to further their chances of making the knockout stages.  Unfortunately, there were some off-the-pitch issues which left a sour taste in the mouth when it came to the overall professionalism of the competition and its organisation. Sunday’s fixture between …

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