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“I Was Very P*ssed Off” – Conor Murray On Erasmus And Nienaber Munster Departure

Another season has ended for Munster without silverware but there is definitely cause for optimism for the 2018/19 season.  A full pre-season for Johann van Graan and JP Ferreria should hopefully see improvements on the pitch while they will also welcome back players such as Jaco Taute, Chris Farrell, Chris Cloete, Tommy O’Donnell and Tyler Bleyendaal whose absence was definitely …

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Cheika: Controversial Folau Won’t Be An Issue Vs Ireland

Israel Folau’s anti-gay sentiments won’t be a distraction during the Test series against Ireland, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika insisted Wednesday as he demanded a high work-rate from his side. Devout Christian Folau, one of Australia’s top players, has been embroiled in a storm since posting on social media last month that gay people were destined for hell, sending rugby chiefs …

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James Lowe – “Conor Murray Gives Me Nightmares”

James Lowe put in an excellent performance yesterday as he helped Leinster to a nail-biting 16-15 victory over bitter rivals Munster in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final.  A beautiful offload to Jack Conan gave Leinster a lead they never relinquished and to top it all off, Lowe was crowned man-of-the-match at the end of the game. When Leinster announced their team …

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Simon Zebo Signs Off From Munster With Heartfelt Statement

Today’s PRO14 semi-final marked Simon Zebo’s final game for Munster after eight years in the red shirt. Zebo bid farewell to Thomond Park earlier this month after a win over Edinburgh, but today’s game at the RDS didn’t go to plan. Munster were just edged out by old rivals Leinster, with the newly crowned Champions Cup winners prevailing 16-15, helped by …

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“I Don’t Want My Last Munster Game To Be Losing To Leinster.”

Professional sport doesn’t often give you the fairytale ending.  For Simon Zebo, unfortunately for him and his beloved province, there was no long-awaited silverware for the Munster faithful as Zebo’s last game for the province ended in a one-point defeat to their bitter rivals. The Munster full-back has stated a few times already this season that he won’t rule out …

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