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17th Apr 2023

HOUSE OF RUGBY: Munster prove doubters wrong (again) and Leinster’s new gems

Patrick McCarry


“I was excited to see him play, because I’m an Irish fan as well.”

While Leinster were celebrating the emergence of Sam Prendergast, Munster were winning a big game in South Africa without one of their old out-halves.

First ever URC win in South Africa, new guy in the 10 jersey gets Man of the Match, another flying prop shows his worth and a Springboks head coach secured. It was another weekend when everything came up Leinster.

On the latest House of Rugby [LISTEN from 17:10 below], myself, Lindsay Peat and Jason Hennessy marvelled in Leinster replacing Stuart Lancaster with Jacques Nienaber and [no pressure, now!] potentially replacing Johnny Sexton with 20-year-old Sam Prendergast.

It will surprise no-one to learn that Ulster and Connacht would certainly be interested in bringing the Kildare native their way for two seasons of senior team experience, with Munster surely paying close attention to his next moves.

“I’m a Munster fan but I was excited to see him named [against the Lions] and I wanted to see him play, because I’m an Irish fan as well. Then he goes and gets Man of the Match. I mean, come on!”

Lindsay Peat insists Prendergast will get meaningful minutes at Leinster, next season, with Johnny Sexton and Ross Byrne both expected to be at the World Cup. The former Leinster and Ireland prop spoke well on the potential of the Ireland U20 Grand Slam star.

Also discussed during the show was Munster beating Stormers in Cape Town to secure a play-off spot, but without Joey Carbery in their match-day squad. The former Leinster star is having a rough few months after being deemed surplus to requirements by Ireland coach Andy Farrell, too.


On the latest House of Rugby

Four wins from four, a Springbok head coach heading to Leinster and Ireland Women set to host a dominant England side.

On this week’s House of Rugby, Jason Hennessy is in the host’s seat, and joined by Lindsay Peat and Pat McCarry. They talk:

(1:50) – Leinster snap up Jacques Nienaber
(6:10) – Munster roll Stormers
(18:45) – Sam Prendergast and Leinster’s young guns win thriller
(26:00) – Crucial wins for Connacht and Ulster
(42:15) – Women’s rugby report, and Italy defeat


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