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# munster - Yesterday’s News

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

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

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

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.

‘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.

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?

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

‘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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

‘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

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.

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.

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

‘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’.

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.

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

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

# munster - Sunday 7 December, 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

It’s another big weekend in the Champions Cup.

‘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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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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