Media Watch: O’Mahony revels in Munster’s flair, while Henderson hails hard work

Joe Leavey
25 November 2019

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A brand-new Guinness PRO14 week begins as sides take the time to both reflect on their European jaunts and prepare for the return of domestic action this weekend.

We kick things off in Munster after Johann van Graan’s side sealed a sensational 21-21 draw with Racing 92, a performance that Peter O’Mahony believes is evidence of the blood-and-thunder rugby that the South African has instituted.

And though their attack-minded style can result in calamity, O’Mahony says that the reward more than makes up for the risk.

Staying on the Emerald Isle, and Johnny Sexton was encouraged by Leinster’s performance in victory at Lyon as they prevailed in a gritty 13-6 win.

The influential captain, along with his fellow World Cup stars, continued their reintegration back into Leo Cullen’s line-up – and Sexton said that their results speak for themselves.

Swapping Dublin for Belfast, and Ulster back row Iain Henderson is loving every minute of Dan McFarland’s reign.

The Ulstermen sealed their second Champions Cup wins in as many weeks, edging out Clermont 18-13 on home soil, and Henderson puts their success down to their gruelling training schedule.

Shifting attentions southwards, and new Toyota Cheetahs head coach Hawies Fourie has challenged his charges to improve their record on the road.

They won all three of their opening Guinness PRO14 fixtures on home soil this year but have been unable to replicate their form in Europe, something that Fourie hopes will change when they take on Ospreys on Saturday night.

And finally, the Southern Kings have named their 25-man touring group for their latest trip, with loanees Scott van Breda and Chad Solomon among them.

Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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