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#Munster

# munster - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From The Score Munster look to Hanrahan and co. to maintain European positives in Glasgow Warriors

Munster look to Hanrahan and co. to maintain European positives in Glasgow

Gregor Townsend’s side are a formidable proposition in Scotstoun.

From The Score On this day in 2009… Munster recorded one of their greatest European triumphs Flashback This post contains videos

On this day in 2009… Munster recorded one of their greatest European triumphs

Tony McGahan’s side ended Perpignan’s five-year unbeaten streak at home in the Heineken Cup with a bonus-point win at the Stade Aime Giral.

# munster - Monday 15 December, 2014

From The Score We need to rethink the laws of physics after seeing Paul O’Connell driven backwards by Cudmore

We need to rethink the laws of physics after seeing Paul O’Connell driven backwards by Cudmore

The Canadian had a little help, but it was still a monstrous hit.

From The Score ‘Infinitely seductive’ and more of what the French papers are saying about Munster’s defeat in Clermont The Morning After

‘Infinitely seductive’ and more of what the French papers are saying about Munster’s defeat in Clermont

Clermont have underlined their status as potential Champions Cup winners, according to the French media.

From The Score 4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures Opinion

4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures

Rounds three and four of the Champions Cup weren’t great for the Irish sides, were they?

From The Score Hanrahan’s promising display in Clermont underlines his Munster potential Playmaker

Hanrahan’s promising display in Clermont underlines his Munster potential

The 22-year-old was lively at Stade Marcel-Michelin, bringing his teammates into the game with clever passing.

# munster - Sunday 14 December, 2014

From The Score ‘We’re still alive’ – Foley proud of Munster’s fight to secure bonus point Not Dead Yet

‘We’re still alive’ – Foley proud of Munster’s fight to secure bonus point

The Munster head coach did rue missed opportunities in attack in the first-half.

From The Score 5 talking points after Anthony Foley’s Munster slipped to defeat in Clermont Big Issues

5 talking points after Anthony Foley’s Munster slipped to defeat in Clermont

The home team’s attacking quality, a more varied Munster, that losing bonus point and kick chase problems.

From The Score ‘We’ve got to fight for our lives’: O’Mahony ready to dig deep after silver lining in Clermont defeat SUAF

‘We’ve got to fight for our lives’: O’Mahony ready to dig deep after silver lining in Clermont defeat

Munster will throw everything at Sale and Saracens in the New Year.

From The Score Keatley grabs last-gasp losing bonus point in Clermont to keep Munster alive Crucial

Keatley grabs last-gasp losing bonus point in Clermont to keep Munster alive

Anthony Foley’s men were improved from last weekend, but Clermont had too much attacking quality.

From The Score Some of the world’s best rugby fans have been partying in Clermont SUAF

Some of the world’s best rugby fans have been partying in Clermont

Munster supporters got involved as the Yellow Army led a march to Stade Marcel-Michelin.

From The Score Here’s what the French papers are saying about Munster’s visit to Clermont Media Preview

Here’s what the French papers are saying about Munster’s visit to Clermont

Munster’s chances of winning are being talked up by certain quarters of the French media.

From The Score Analysis: What Munster must do to take a win away from Clermont Key Elements

Analysis: What Munster must do to take a win away from Clermont

JJ Hanrahan, attacking variety, winning the gainline, line-out platform and Nigel Owens will all be key.

# munster - Saturday 13 December, 2014

From The Score Letter from Clermont: Munster out to silence ASM’s fervent fans Tour Diary

Letter from Clermont: Munster out to silence ASM’s fervent fans

Clermont’s supporters are among the most passionate, loyal and welcoming in the world.

From The Score Defeat in Clermont wouldn’t be the end, but Foley fired up for improvement Munster

Defeat in Clermont wouldn’t be the end, but Foley fired up for improvement

Munster’s head coach says Pool 1 was always likely to go down to rounds five and six.

# munster - Friday 12 December, 2014

From The Score Gibbes keen for titles with Clermont after earning legend status in Leinster Expert

Gibbes keen for titles with Clermont after earning legend status in Leinster

Having won three Heineken Cups in Ireland, the Kiwi is now forwards coach at the Top 14 club.

From The Score ‘You’ve got to believe’ – O’Mahony backs Munster for Clermont trip No Nonsense

‘You’ve got to believe’ – O’Mahony backs Munster for Clermont trip

The Cork man feels his side need improvements in lots of areas, rather than a reinvention of the wheel.

# munster - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From The Score Twitter pics, illegal angles and BJ Botha’s problems with Wayne Barnes Scrum Time

Twitter pics, illegal angles and BJ Botha’s problems with Wayne Barnes

The Munster tighthead found himself in a spot of bother at the scrum against Clermont last weekend.

From The Score Changes on the cards for Munster before return leg with Clermont Enforced

Changes on the cards for Munster before return leg with Clermont

Injuries at loosehead prop and on the wing mean Anthony Foley may have to alter his starting XV.

From The Score Murray’s Munster must up physicality to save European season in Clermont Make Or Break

Murray’s Munster must up physicality to save European season in Clermont

The Ireland scrum-half expects Clermont to operate with more ambition in attack at Stade Marcel Michelin.

# munster - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

From The Score ‘We want to keep him’ – Munster keen to secure Hanrahan’s future Negotiations

‘We want to keep him’ – Munster keen to secure Hanrahan’s future

Head coach Anthony Foley says ‘everybody who’s seen JJ play understands the quality of player he is’.

From The Score Provinces need internationals to excel in crucial Champions Cup weekend Leaders

Provinces need internationals to excel in crucial Champions Cup weekend

Munster, Leinster and Ulster face into potentially make-or-break fixtures over the European club rugby weekend.

From The Score Loosehead concern for Munster with Kilcoyne and Cronin being assessed for Clermont Injury Update

Loosehead concern for Munster with Kilcoyne and Cronin being assessed for Clermont

Gerhard van den Heever has already been ruled out of the trip to France.

# munster - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From The Score Analysis: Munster’s failure in green zone costs them dearly against Clermont Wasted Chances

Analysis: Munster’s failure in green zone costs them dearly against Clermont

Paul O’Connell and his pack were outsmarted at the line-out and maul in Thomond Park.

# munster - Monday 8 December, 2014

From The Score Kayser the tackling king, Gopperth runs and more big stats from the Champions Cup weekend Number Crunch

# munster - Sunday 7 December, 2014

From The Score We felt that Clermont beat us up a bit – Munster’s Ian Keatley Down Not Out

We felt that Clermont beat us up a bit – Munster’s Ian Keatley

The 27-year-old kicked three penalties and felt that Munster lost out on the ‘little tiny margins’.

# munster - Saturday 6 December, 2014

From The Score Clermont’s Chouly backed himself to beat Paul O’Connell at final line-out POC Call

Clermont’s Chouly backed himself to beat Paul O’Connell at final line-out

The Clermont captain picked off Munster’s final throw from touch to secure the win at Thomond Park.

From The Score Munster ‘lost the physical battle’ but Foley not giving up on Champions Cup Axel

Munster ‘lost the physical battle’ but Foley not giving up on Champions Cup

The southern province’s head coach bemoaned his side’s poor first-half effort and high error count.

From The Score 5 talking points after Clermont power to Thomond Park win over Munster Big Issues

5 talking points after Clermont power to Thomond Park win over Munster

Narrow attack, Clermont’s defence, Fritz Lee’s performance and a Pool 1 uphill battle.

From The Score Did you see Peter O’Mahony’s big blind swinging punch at Fritz Lee? Clattering Clermont

Did you see Peter O’Mahony’s big blind swinging punch at Fritz Lee?

Probably best for all concerned that he didn’t connect here.

# munster - Friday 5 December, 2014

From The Score Referees in focus for Munster as fullback Jones keeps up with trends Analysis

Referees in focus for Munster as fullback Jones keeps up with trends

Kicking is an important part of Munster’s gameplan, and Jones says it’s generally ‘massive within Ireland.’

# munster - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From The Score Six things we want to see from Ireland’s provinces this weekend Demands

Six things we want to see from Ireland’s provinces this weekend

It’s another big weekend in the Champions Cup.

From The Score ‘A few times in my career there was no light at the end of the tunnel’ Mindset

‘A few times in my career there was no light at the end of the tunnel’

Munster lock Dave Foley won his first Ireland caps last month and has just signed a new IRFU contract.

From The Score Munster aware that Clermont’s cast of stars are no ‘typical French side’ Le Classe

Munster aware that Clermont’s cast of stars are no ‘typical French side’

Captain Peter O’Mahony says Saturday’s meeting will be nearly ‘on a par with an international game.’

# munster - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From The Score Munster may be forced into midfield switch against Lopez-led Clermont Juggling Act

Munster may be forced into midfield switch against Lopez-led Clermont

First-choice outside centre Andrew Smith is carrying a knee injury ahead of Saturday’s clash at Thomond Park.

From The Score Munster look to carry Ireland’s November momentum into Clermont ties Axel's Pride

Munster look to carry Ireland’s November momentum into Clermont ties

Joe Schmidt’s coaching and expectation levels will lift the standards in the southern province.

# munster - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

From The Score Munster tie down quartet of Irish internationals to new contracts Sign 'Em Up

Munster tie down quartet of Irish internationals to new contracts

Stephen Archer, Dave Foley, Dave Kilcoyne and Felix Jones have all committed to the province.

# munster - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From The Score No rest for Rory Best while Olding and Hanrahan named fullbacks for Munster v Ulster Starting XV

No rest for Rory Best while Olding and Hanrahan named fullbacks for Munster v Ulster

Tomorrow night’s inter-pro is shaping up to be a cracker.

# munster - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From The Score 5 talking points as attention returns to the Pro12 and the Irish provinces Derby Time

5 talking points as attention returns to the Pro12 and the Irish provinces

Madigan back at out-half, Muliaina gelling with Connacht, Ireland’s back-up players and the Munster v Ulster derby.

# munster - Monday 24 November, 2014

From The Score 6 talking points after Kilmallock and Corofin land Munster and Connacht club titles Comment

6 talking points after Kilmallock and Corofin land Munster and Connacht club titles

The Limerick and Galway clubs are celebrating today.

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