Johann Van Graan

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Johnny Sexton during Leinster’s 30-12 win over Saracens in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Look through the Heineken Champions Cup roll of honour and the best team invariably lifts the trophy. That is sure to be the case on May 11th in St Ja(...)

Keith Earls looking dejected following the defeat to Saracens at the Ricoh Arena. Photographer: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johann van Graan says he will not take a chance with the fitness of Joey Carbery or Keith Earls as Munster bid for a home semi-final in the Pro14. Da(...)

Conor Murray and his dejected Munster team-mates after the defeat to Saracens at the  Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Saracens 32 Munster 16 A scoreline reflecting a match that went only one way. Munster will do what they always do, lick their wounds and think of ho(...)

Saracens man of the match Billy Vunipola is confronted by a Munster fan after his side’s victory in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the  Ricoh Arena. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It would be interesting to know what debate took place behind the cameras that resulted in handing Billy Vunipola the man of the match award. In one(...)

 Munster’s Conor Murray after the game. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“They were the better side on the day. There were one or two decisions went against us. But no complaints from my side,” said Johann van Graan. The vi(...)

Munster’s Niall Scannell takes on Edinburgh’s WP Nel during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter final at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Champions Cup semi-finals: Saracens v Munster Kick off: 3pm, Saturday. Venue: Ricoh Arena. How to follow: The Irish Times li(...)

Saracens: bounced back from the defeat to Leinster last year to claim a fourth Premiership crown since 2011. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Champions Cup semi-finals: Saracens v Munster Kick off: 3pm, Saturday. Venue: Ricoh Arena. How to follow: The Irish Times li(...)

Tyler Bleyendaal: “He is a great man, a very good rugby player, he understands the game of rugby and  we are very lucky to have him,” said Munster coach van Graan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Tyler Bleyendaal made an immediate impression on Johann van Graan when the South African took over as head coach in Munster in November 2017 and nothi(...)

Peter O’Mahony during a Munster squad session at University of Limerick ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens. Photograph: Inpho

Historical references without context are of little relevance so Munster’s defeat to Saracens in a Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva stadium two y(...)

Joey Carbery during a Munster training session at UL. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster coach Johann van Graan confirmed that Joey Carbery is “highly unlikely” to be available for the province’s Champions Cup semi-final against Sa(...)

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