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'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day'
# Memory Lane
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# Memory Lane

'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day'

May 24th 2020, 10:55 AM 35,185 Views 35 Comments

Australian scrum-half Chris Whitaker was a key man as Leinster won the 2009 Heineken Cup.

Quiz: How well do you remember Munster's first Heineken Cup triumph?
# Southern Comfort
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# Southern Comfort

Quiz: How well do you remember Munster's first Heineken Cup triumph?

May 20th 2020, 7:30 AM 10,965 Views 12 Comments

Declan Kidney’s side made amends for previous defeats by winning the decider on this day in 2006.

'Mayhem, absolute mayhem... It was just bedlam in Thomond Park that day'
# 2000: Revisited
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# 2000: Revisited

'Mayhem, absolute mayhem... It was just bedlam in Thomond Park that day'

Updated May 1st 2020, 5:00 PM 23,258 Views 19 Comments

Declan Kidney’s Munster broke new ground in Europe in the 1999/2000 season.

'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'
# Freddie
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# Freddie

'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'

Apr 8th 2020, 9:25 PM 38,329 Views 28 Comments

Freddie Pucciariello won two Heineken Cups and a Magners League with the southern province.

Addison, Stockdale, and The Cat impress as 'very happy' Ulster advance to quarters
# Back Three
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# Back Three

Addison, Stockdale, and The Cat impress as 'very happy' Ulster advance to quarters

Jan 18th 2020, 6:57 PM 8,688 Views 4 Comments

Tom O’Toole suffered a rib injury in his side’s 22-15 win over Bath.

Resources stretched, but Connacht rich in creativity with Carty and Fitzgerald in side to take on Gloucester
# Connacht
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# Connacht

Resources stretched, but Connacht rich in creativity with Carty and Fitzgerald in side to take on Gloucester

Dec 14th 2019, 12:15 AM 7,590 Views 5 Comments

The western province were unable to claim a point on their travels and Andy Friend can feel his resources getting tighter.

Cipriani swings it as Connacht suffer four-try loss in Gloucester
# Champions Cup
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# Champions Cup

Cipriani swings it as Connacht suffer four-try loss in Gloucester

Dec 8th 2019, 3:03 PM 20,580 Views 9 Comments

John Porch and Jack Carty helped the Westerners to a half-time lead, but it unravelled from there.

Jonathan Sexton to undergo scan on knee injury
# Waiting Game
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# Waiting Game

Jonathan Sexton to undergo scan on knee injury

Dec 7th 2019, 4:08 PM 9,312 Views 11 Comments

The out-half looks set to miss at least the return fixture against Northampton.

'I'm probably the last guy to try and offload' - Stander embracing Munster attack
# Skills
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# Skills

'I'm probably the last guy to try and offload' - Stander embracing Munster attack

Dec 6th 2019, 5:00 AM 8,755 Views 4 Comments

The number eight says Stephen Larkham has been giving the players confidence to play.

Connacht star's Six Nations hopes dealt a blow with shoulder fracture
# Spell On The Sidelines
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# Spell On The Sidelines

Connacht star's Six Nations hopes dealt a blow with shoulder fracture

Nov 27th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,879 Views 5 Comments

Tom Farrell sustained a scapula injury which will rule him out for approximately six weeks.

'We're a club that doesn’t know how to give up' - Van Graan takes the two points
# Honours Even
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# Honours Even

'We're a club that doesn’t know how to give up' - Van Graan takes the two points

Nov 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 20,614 Views 45 Comments

Munster now face into back-to-back ties with Saracens in Europe.

Late JJ drop-goal slips wide as Russell inspires Racing to draw in Limerick
# Shared Spoils
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# Shared Spoils

Late JJ drop-goal slips wide as Russell inspires Racing to draw in Limerick

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:31 PM 35,875 Views 137 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men nearly grabbed a late, late win at Thomond Park.

As it happened: Munster v Racing 92, European Rugby Champions Cup From The42
Live Nov 23rd 2019, 4:21 PM

As it happened: Munster v Racing 92, European Rugby Champions Cup

As it happened: Lyon v Leinster, European Rugby Champions Cup From The42
Live Nov 23rd 2019, 2:37 PM

As it happened: Lyon v Leinster, European Rugby Champions Cup

Larkham enthusiastic about Munster's attack progress as Racing come to town
# Skills
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# Skills

Larkham enthusiastic about Munster's attack progress as Racing come to town

Nov 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM 11,028 Views 23 Comments

The Australian has made a positive impact since joining during the summer.

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs
# Number Two
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# Number Two

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs

Nov 21st 2019, 1:00 AM 5,219 Views 12 Comments

The 27-year-old is keen to go to another World Cup with his country.

Hanrahan returns to Munster training ahead of huge clash with Racing
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

Hanrahan returns to Munster training ahead of huge clash with Racing

Nov 19th 2019, 2:25 PM 7,526 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Stephen Larkham paid tribute to Alby Mathewson ahead of his departure.

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers
# Breakdown
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# Breakdown

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers

Nov 18th 2019, 4:33 PM 15,431 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend’s side made some vital breakdown steals in their victory over Montpellier.

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash
# Exit Door
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# Exit Door

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash

Nov 18th 2019, 12:24 PM 24,812 Views 56 Comments

The 33-year-old initially joined as short-term cover when Conor Murray was injured.

Connacht in talks with IRFU about short-term signings as injury list mounts
# Reinforcements
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# Reinforcements

Connacht in talks with IRFU about short-term signings as injury list mounts

Nov 18th 2019, 5:30 AM 11,612 Views 9 Comments

The western province now have 16 players out injured.

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'

Nov 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 19,431 Views 4 Comments

Andy Friend’s Connacht will have a ‘red-hot crack’ at Toulouse after beating Montpellier.

Out-of-sorts Ospreys mean Munster have chance for perfect start in Europe
# On The Road
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# On The Road

Out-of-sorts Ospreys mean Munster have chance for perfect start in Europe

Nov 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,531 Views 15 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side must not miss their opportunity to begin with a win in Swansea.

Healy and Dillane return from injury in Connacht team to face Montpellier
# Team News
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# Team News

Healy and Dillane return from injury in Connacht team to face Montpellier

Nov 15th 2019, 12:17 PM 6,606 Views 9 Comments

Head coach Andy Friend is, however, missing several important players due to injury.

Earls back for Munster as Loughman gets start at loosehead against Ospreys
# Named
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# Named

Earls back for Munster as Loughman gets start at loosehead against Ospreys

Nov 15th 2019, 12:02 PM 14,741 Views 34 Comments

Tadhg Beirne is set for his first appearance of the season off the bench in Wales.

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier
# Fronting Up
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# Fronting Up

Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier

Nov 15th 2019, 6:00 AM 3,470 Views 1 Comment

The 26-year-old second row makes a timely return on Sunday in Galway.

'This club is building something special again' - Toulouse in confident mood ahead of trip to face Leinster
# Last Four
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# Last Four

'This club is building something special again' - Toulouse in confident mood ahead of trip to face Leinster

Apr 18th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,685 Views 3 Comments

Toulouse saw off Clermont Auvergne in a top of the table clash on Sunday in France.

Carbery still 'highly unlikely' for Munster as Earls and Kleyn look to prove fitness
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

Carbery still 'highly unlikely' for Munster as Earls and Kleyn look to prove fitness

Apr 15th 2019, 1:26 PM 9,466 Views 37 Comments

Tyler Bleyendaal is set to wear Munster’s number 10 shirt against Saracens.

Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed
# Planning
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# Planning

Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed

Mar 14th 2019, 12:07 PM 28,029 Views 43 Comments

The Aviva Stadium could be a host venue for the final four of the competition.

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:00 PM 22,118 Views 10 Comments

The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.

Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals
# All In
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# All In

Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals

Jan 21st 2019, 8:00 AM 22,621 Views 34 Comments

Irish rugby’s good health has been underlined in the Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup.

First quarter-final since 2014 is major achievement for Ulster boss McFarland
# Dan The Man
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# Dan The Man

First quarter-final since 2014 is major achievement for Ulster boss McFarland

Jan 20th 2019, 9:08 AM 7,289 Views 17 Comments

Yesterday’s comeback win against Leicester saw Ulster secure knock-out rugby in Europe.

'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'
# Defence
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# Defence

'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 AM 19,324 Views 0 Comments

Former Munster assistant coach Ian Costello is enjoying his challenging task with Wasps.

'This is a team who is absolutely capable of winning the Heineken Cup'
# Munster
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# Munster

'This is a team who is absolutely capable of winning the Heineken Cup'

Updated Jan 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 29,882 Views 59 Comments

Speaking on the latest episode of Heineken Rugby Weekly, Andy Dunne says he has been convinced that Johann van Graan’s side can be European champions.

The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines
# Fardy Party
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# Fardy Party

The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines

Jan 15th 2019, 3:00 PM 24,383 Views 34 Comments

The 34-year-old Australian has been a superb signing for the province.

Johnny Sexton ruled out of Wasps clash but 'not far off at all'
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

Johnny Sexton ruled out of Wasps clash but 'not far off at all'

Jan 15th 2019, 1:59 PM 7,135 Views 11 Comments

Devin Toner, Robbie Henshaw and Sean O’Brien are all back in full Leinster training this week.

Racing 'strongly condemn racist insults' against Zebo during Ulster game
# Racism
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# Racism

Racing 'strongly condemn racist insults' against Zebo during Ulster game

Jan 14th 2019, 6:16 PM 29,574 Views 99 Comments

The French club says ‘racism has no place in rugby.’

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class
# In Depth
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# In Depth

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class

Jan 14th 2019, 3:00 PM 29,206 Views 12 Comments

Johann van Graan’s Munster delivered their most compelling performance of the season on Friday night.

Carbery shines for Munster in 'special performance' at Kingsholm
# Form
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# Form

Carbery shines for Munster in 'special performance' at Kingsholm

Jan 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,709 Views 22 Comments

The 23-year-old out-half scored two tries and kicked at 100% for the third time in a row.

Farrell boost adds to Munster confidence for Kingsholm clash
# Fright Night Lights
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# Fright Night Lights

Farrell boost adds to Munster confidence for Kingsholm clash

Jan 11th 2019, 6:31 AM 7,455 Views 13 Comments

Danny Cipriani’s return boosts Gloucester for what should be an absorbing European tie.

Byrne primed for Leinster's 10 shirt with Sexton set to miss out
# Opportunity
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# Opportunity

Byrne primed for Leinster's 10 shirt with Sexton set to miss out

Jan 10th 2019, 4:23 PM 8,424 Views 27 Comments

Stuart Lancaster has backed Byrne to step up against Toulouse this weekend.

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