Rematch

  In the build-up to Munster's Champions Cup semi-final with Racing 92 in Bordeaux last month, Johann van Graan stated that Munster's pool games with the French side this season would have no bearing on their meeting in the knockout stages. It's a sentiment that I wouldn't necessarily agree with, because any time that two … Continue reading Rematch

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Ebb & Flow

  A one-point win usually indicates a close contest, and Saturday's clash between Leinster and Munster at the RDS was no different. Indeed, if the game had lasted an extra 10 minutes, Munster would probably have come away with a win, but Leinster once again displayed their champion quality by coming out on the right … Continue reading Ebb & Flow

Pain & Gain

  Saturday’s Champions Cup final between Leinster and Racing 92 won’t be remembered for being a spectacle, but the there’s no question that Leinster earned their fourth star. Much like Ireland did against France at the start of the Six Nations, the Dublin-based side demonstrated their champion quality by grinding out a victory despite playing … Continue reading Pain & Gain