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Jean Kleyn: Munster Do Not Need To Be Brought Back Down To Earth

Although the 0-12 scoreline a week before Munster kick off their PRO14 campaign at home to the Cheetahs may cause some concern among supporters of the southern province, a quick glance of the two teams on Friday night will alleviate that somewhat.  Exeter Chiefs had close to a full-strength team out and as Johann van Graan revealed after the game, …

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Van Graan Focussing On The Lessons After Chiefs Complete Shutout

Sean McMahon reporting from Musgrave Park.  Johann van Graan, although disappointed with seeing his side lose 0-12 to the Exeter Chiefs at Musgrave Park on Friday night, is determined to see the bigger picture as the PRO14 kicks off next weekend.  Munster were poor in the opening 40 minutes as they conceded two tries and were starved of possession which …

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Munster Unable To Unlock Superb Exeter Defence In Preseason Defeat

Munster 0 Exeter Chiefs 12 Sean McMahon reporting from Musgrave Park  Munster fell to a disappointing defeat in Cork on Friday night as they were outclassed by a superior and dominating Exeter Chiefs outfit. The English side retained the ball for large portions of the first half, a gameplan which they are renowned for. Munster coped well in defence for the …

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Johnny Sexton Reckons Leinster Will Be “Up Against It” This Season

Leinster are entering some unfamiliar territory this season.  Leo Cullen’s side will be going into the 2018/19 season as reigning Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup champions. Before 2017/18, the last time Leinster won the PRO14/PRO12 was in the 2013/14 season and you have to go two years previous to when they last won European rugby’s top competition. Being champions …

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