Munster Rugby season preview: A battle awaits week in, week out

If Munster are to scale the heights this season a healthy Joey Carbery will be crucial

Joey Carbery is Munster’s key player ahead of the upcoming season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joey Carbery is Munster’s key player ahead of the upcoming season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Prospects

As their search for a first title since the 2011 Magners League triumph extends into an 11th season, no Irish team will have a quicker appreciation of the heightened difficulty in acquiring silverware than Munster.

Eight of their first 10 games in the United Rugby Championship are against the four South African franchises and four rival Irish provinces. Making a reprise of last season’s flying start - when they won their first nine matches in both competitions - all the harder. Their other two matches are in Wales, against the Scarlets and improving Ospreys.

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