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13dESPN Staff

Murray: Ireland lucky to have Aki

Munster and Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray has slammed critics of newly Irish-qualified centre Bundee Aki ahead of Ireland's first autumn international against South Africa this Saturday.

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Zebo scores as Munster thrash Dragons

Munster's record tryscorer Simon Zebo pocketed his 57th provincial try in a dominant 49-6 Guinness PRO14 win over Dragons at Irish Independent Park.

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Zebo scores as Munster thrash Dragons

Munster's record tryscorer Simon Zebo pocketed his 57th provincial try in a dominant 49-6 Guinness PRO14 win over Dragons at Irish Independent Park.

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Connacht topple 14-man Munster

Tom Farrell's 67th-minute try ensured Connacht toppled 14-man Munster 20-16 to end their six-match losing streak in Guinness PRO14 inter-provincial derbies

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25dESPN Staff

Ireland include Aki, leave out Zebo

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has included Connacht's newly Irish-qualified centre Bundee Aki, while dropping Simon Zebo for autumn internationals against Argentina, Fiji and South Africa.

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27dESPN Staff

Donncha O'Callaghan to end 20-year career

Worcester Warriors captain and former Ireland international Donncha O'Callaghan will bring an end to a career that has lasted 20 years at the end of the season.

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Munster secure narrow win over Racing

Conor Murray's 60th-minute charge-down try set Munster on their way to a gritty 14-7 European Champions Cup win over Racing 92 at Thomond Park.

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32dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European club rugby is back for the second weekend in a row with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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40dKweséESPN staff

Van Graan leaves Boks to take over at Munster

SA Rugby has confirmed that Springbok forwards coach Johann van Graan has been released from his contract to join Irish province Munster as their new head coach.

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45dCillian O Conchuir

Munster's trip to Leinster stokes Axel memories

Munster travel to Leinster Saturday for the biggest derby in Irish rugby, when international teammates put friendships to one side and the intensity increases. But there was no bitterness to the rivalry this week as Anthony Foley took centre stage.

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Hanrahan marks Munster return with brace

Munster mined 14 points from a second half sin-binning as they put Cardiff Blues away for a 39-16 PRO14 win.

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Munster hang on to down Ospreys

Munster held off a second-half comeback from Ospreys to register their third straight Guinness PRO14 victory in torrential rain at the Liberty Stadium.

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Wootton bags four tries in Munster rout

Alex Wootton's four tries saw him enter the Guinness PRO14 record books as Munster hammered the Cheetahs 51-18 at Thomond Park.

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Munster start season with six-try romp

Last season's beaten finalists Munster began the revamped Guinness PRO14 in confident fashion with a 34-3 bonus-point victory over Benetton Treviso at Irish Independent Park.

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82dMartyn Thomas

Stringer: I'm still up for the challenge

Ahead of the new Aviva Premiership season, Peter Stringer's 20th in professional rugby, the Worcester scrum-half reveals what keeps him from hanging up his boots.

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103dESPN Staff

Barbarians to play Tonga at Thomond Park

The Barbarians will return to the scene of their most famous recent triumph when they take on Tonga at Thomond Park on Nov. 10.

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103dESPN Staff

Cheetahs kick off PRO14 in Ulster

South African franchise the Cheetahs will get their first taste of PRO14 action on Friday, Sept. 1 as they take on Ulster at Kingspan Stadium.

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111dMartyn Thomas

The issues facing expanded PRO14

It is not difficult to see why Celtic Rugby would jump at the chance to breath new life into the rebranded PRO14. But the organisers face issues as they attempt to make the expansion work.

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111dESPN Staff

PRO14 expansion explained

Tuesday brought official confirmation that South African sides the Cheetahs and Southern Kings would, as expected, join an expanded PRO14 competition. But what will the new championship look like?

152dTom Hamilton

The quiet man from Munster takes centre stage

Peter O'Mahony has been through an awful lot this season which is why captaining the British & Irish Lions in the first Test against the All Blacks will not faze or distract him in the slightest.

2018 RankingsEuropean Rugby Champions Cup

  • MUNST11th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Saracens : 13 Tries Scored
  • MUNST9th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Saracens : 46 Points Difference