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Rassie Erasmus: 'Maybe this was just a step too far' for Munster - Irish Times

This was shaping into a fantastic season for Irish rugby. Then came a weekend in April when Saracens strangled Munster into submission before Clermont electrocuted Leinster. No worries. Champions Cup semi-finals are decent returns so long as the Pro 12 ...and more »

Munster and Scarlets name unchanged sides for Pro 12 decider - Irish Times

Munster and Scarlets have both named unchanged starting line-ups for Saturday's Guinness Pro 12 final at the Aviva stadium (6.15pm). Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus keeps faith with the matchday 23 that defeated Ospreys for a tilt at another ...and more »

Munster gobbled up and spat out by breathtaking Scarlets - Irish Times

Scarlets 46 Munster 22. This was not the final that had been anticipated, in any way, shape or form. But not alone did Scarlets poop Leinster's party last week, they thoroughly filleted Munster's defence with a vibrant display that all but secured the ...and more »

No quibbling with Scarlets' status as champions - Irish Times

Munster 22 Scarlets 46. Munster may have finished atop the 2016-17 Pro12 table and nine points above third-placed Scarlets, but such was the scale of this record-breaking winning margin for a Grand Final that there can be no quibbling whatseover with ...and more »

Munster and Scarlets will give Pro12 the finale it deserves - Irish Times

Munster Rugby v Scarlets. Venue: Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 6.15pm. On TV: Live on Sky Sports, TG4 and BBC Wales. The 2017 Guinness Pro12 final may not be the finale which would have packed the Aviva to the rafters and ensured the greatest sense of ...and more »

Neil Francis: Dogs of war were fast asleep in an embarrassing performance - Irish Independent

Munster players including Tommy O'Donnell, centre, following their defeat in the Guinness 3 Munster players including Tommy O'Donnell, centre, following their defeat in the Guinness PRO12 Final between Munster and Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium in ...and more »

'Suck it up and start again' - Erasmus rallies Munster troops -

Rassie Erasmus said Munster will "suck it up and start all over again" after their heavy Pro12 final defeat to Scarlets on Saturday evening. The Welsh outfit blew the province out of the water in Dublin, scorching over for four tries in the first half ...and more »

Scarlets scrum-half forced to choose between PRO 12 final against Munster and his stag weekend in Budapest - Irish Independent

Jonathan Evans summed up his dilemma perfectly on social media. The Scarlets replacement scrum-half obviously wasn't expecting his side to stun Leinster in the PRO 12 semi-final because he had organised a pretty big event to coincide with tomorrow's ...and more »

Pro12 final: Munster 22-46 Scarlets - BBC Sport

Scarlets won the Pro12 title for the first time since 2004 as they produced a brilliant display to defeat Munster in the Dublin decider. The Welsh side surged clear with tries from Liam Williams, Steff Evans, Gareth Davies and Tadhg Beirne. Tyler ...and more »

Scorching Scarlets blaze past Munster in Pro12 final -

Munster's turbulent season ended in disappointment after a chastening Guinness PRO12 final defeat by Scarlets in Dublin. The province, whose head coach Anthony Foley died of a heart attack in October, were left stunned as the visitors ran in four tries ...and more »