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Champions Cup news from Thursday, April 19, 2018

- Benched. Simon Zebo looks set to be benched for Munster’s crucial Champions Cup semi-final clash with Racing 92 in Bordeaux on Sunday, according to a report in The Irish Examiner. The Ireland international has been struggling with a number of niggling injuries in recent weeks, and has been nowhere near his best form in a red jersey. He came off early in the first-half against Toulon, lasting jus...

- March was such an eventful month that we expanded our usual three-moment shortlist to include an extra nomination for our Munster Moment of the Month award. There was Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Cup glory for both the Junior team of St. Munchin’s and Glenstal Abbey’s Seniors, Andrew Conway scored a wonder try to topple Toulon in the Champions Cup quarter-final and the Corpus Christi School ...

Champions Cup news from Wednesday, April 18, 2018

- Munster face a familiar foe when they take on Racing 92 in their European Champions Cup semi-final in Bordeaux on Sunday. These two sides were drawn together in Pool 4 and both sides emerged victorious on home turf – but they have also met six times in total with the Guinness PRO14 side victorious on four occasions. But who will emerge victorious at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on Sunday – here we ...

- Final four. The match officials have been officially confirmed for this weekend’s European Champions Cup semi-final fixtures. Up first we’ve got Leinster hosting Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Roman Poite will take charge of that game, with fellow Frenchmen Mathieu Raynal and Alexandre Ruiz assisting him. Phillippe Bonhoure, also of France, will be the TMO on the day. Sunday sees Mun...

- Yesterday saw the Munster squad begin preparations at the High Performance Centre in UL for Sunday’s Champions Cup semi-final against Racing 92 at the Stade Chaban-Delmas. See the best photos from training and the press conference here. View our latest Squad Update here. Head Coach Johann van Graan, Billy Holland and Andrew Conway spoke to the media in the HPC ahead of training and van Graan pro...

- Battle of Bordeaux. Munster and Racing 92 will meet for the third time this season on Sunday, as they battle it out for a spot in this year’s European Champions Cup final. It honours even this season heading into the fixture, with Munster winning in Limerick and Racing winning Paris. But the two sides will meet at a neutral venue in Bordeaux this time round. Ahead of the fixture, we’ve been lo...

- Incredible. Munster head coach Johann van Grann has hailed "incredible" Conor Murray as his main man ahead of this weekend’s crucial Champions Cup semi-final clash with Racing 92 in Bordeaux. Murray came off the bench to inspire Munster to victory over the Cheetahs this past weekend, scoring an instant try and kicking a monster 59m penalty to snatch victory for the southern province in Bloemfont...

Champions Cup news from Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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