No one had done it before them, so the expectation was seen to get into a semi-final and a final. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. In a massive boost to Munster, the Irish and Lions backs each put pen to paper on three-year IRFU contracts which will keep them at their province until the end of the 2019 World Cup. While Neil Cronin suffered an ACL injury at training on Monday and will meet with the specialist on Friday to discuss surgery. TheJournal.ie | Three-tier lockdown rules: Can you travel under the new coronavirus restrictions? Tadhg Beirne and Keith Earls gave Munster another boost ahead of their Pro14 return against Leinster next month, though new signing Damian de Allende is still a bit away from full training. Adverts.ie | 5th December 2019 It could bump paychecks for over 27 million workers. In the 2008–09 season, Earls really made his mark in the Munster first team, scoring 10 tries, including a hat-trick in the Celtic League against Dragons in September 2008 and a brace in the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Ospreys in May 2009 Keith Earls is convinced Munster are on the right track. There is further bad injury news for for Munster with Niall Scannell said to have sustained a neck injury at training last week and will undergo surgery with the hooker expected to be sidelined for approximately two months. Niall Scannell miss the end of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and the November Tests, while Keith Earls is in doubt. Andy Farrell already had injury concerns over Johnny Sexton, Andrew Porter and Max Deegan among others ahead of the resumption of the Six Nations. A Keith Earls hat-trick inside seven minutes during a six-try opening half helped Munster wrap up maximum points against a weak Edinburgh outfit in Cork last night. “That probably is the case but why is that? It is no excuse but we definitely should be up there with them. Had one or two decisions gone our way then it could have been a different story. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, WATCH: Andrew Scott finally makes his debut in the trailer for His Dark Materials season two, 'The real heroes in fight against COVID-19 are women' - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Khabib retirement: Conor McGregor pays respect to arch-rival after UFC decision, Townhouse in Ringsend with gorgeous patio garden, Paschal Donohoe tells rural dwellers to ‘use post office’ if local bank closes, Engagement Stories: Carl Mullan proposed to childhood sweetheart Ais with an old school mix tape, “Drivers have not been asked if they want autonomous cars”, Combine two of your fave tipples with this Italian Pinot Grigio gin, New camper van subscription service lets you rent campers long term, Linda Martin: ‘My breast implants have given me a lift’, SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites, lands rocket at sea in 2nd flight this week, Footballers' Wives star Susie Amy gives birth to second daughter and shares cute name, Boris Johnson says newts are a drag on the UK’s economy. The Frenchman, who came close to tears on Sky Sports following the... Liverpool have been on the 'wrong side' of VAR decisions in half of their matches so far this season, their manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed.