Johann van Graan

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Johann van Graan said : "We are hugely relieved that the lads are all OK. " External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We are hugely relieved that the lads are all OK. " External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Damian de Allende ) : “We are hugely relieved that the lads are all ok. The players have all been treated and are being well looked after with Damian and RG meeting the specialist again later this week to review next steps of their recovery” External link

independent-ie Monday, June 7, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I'm very happy about the win and the five points," External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan added ( about James Cronin ) : “We are very thankful to James for everything he has done for Munster over his nine-year career with the province,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan admitted : “It became a tactical game and I said to the guys we played in the right areas of the pitch, and we just couldn’t score a try at the end. You have got to take that on the chin. We have to review that and move on,” External link

limerickleader Monday, May 17, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “Look, we got over the line but we could not get the points,” External link

limerickleader Monday, May 17, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan admitted : “When the rain came it took away a lot of continuity in the game,” External link

limerickleader Monday, May 17, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “Look, we got over the line but we could not get the points,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 14, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We'll just take him (RG Snyman) week by week. He hasn't done any team training yet. He's done a few small puzzles, if I can call it that, like making a tackle. He hasn't even jumped in a team lineout. " External link

limerickleader Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I really have made friends for life and take with me some brilliant memories. "I cannot wait to get back to the HPC with the team and hopefully a packed Thomond Park". Munster boss Johann van Graan has concentrated on Mike Haley, Andrew Conway and Keith Earls - who has had a magnificent season - as his first-choice back-three this season while Shane Daly broke into the Irish panel. Choosing which jersey to play Zebo in will be part of the 2021/22 challenge albeit there is suggestion that, similar to Wales’s George North, there could be a place for him or Earls at no13. "The opportunity to bring Simon back to Munster came about in early April following a final review of our squad’s budgetary position for season-end,” External link

irishmirror Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The opportunity to bring Simon back to Munster came about in early April following a final review of our squad’s budgetary position for season-end and with assistance from the IRFU to support what we believe is a really good deal for Munster and Irish Rugby,” “Simon’s desire to return to Ireland and play with his home club is illustrated by his willingness to sign at a level below his market value elsewhere. This has made bringing the province’s all-time leading try-scorer back home, possible” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan added : "To play at such a high level for 14 seasons is a testament to his quality, his determination and his resilience. " External link

icWales Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan added ( about Tommy O Donnell ) : "Tommy has been a brilliant player for Munster Rugby and has made a massive contribution to this club, always giving 100% in every situation. " External link

independent-ie Monday, April 12, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Tommy O Donnell ) : “Tommy has been a brilliant player for Munster Rugby and has made a massive contribution to this club, always giving 100% in every situation,” External link

irishmirror Monday, April 12, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I think it’s a good word ‘might’,” External link

independent-ie Monday, April 5, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Toulouse won’t care that we lost last week against Leinster last weekend, that’s the reality of the situation. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, April 3, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "JJ is a fantastic player and has been a great servant to Munster Rugby," External link

independent-ie Monday, March 29, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Yeah, look, that’s factually correct, Toulouse are a fantastic rugby team and they are flying at the moment, you’ve just got to look at the players that they have," External link

irishmirror Monday, March 29, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan stated : “We’ll be looking to execute our basics exceptionally well and then adapt on the day” External link

eecho Friday, March 26, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan replied : "They're a class outfit. No weaknesses in their team. All across the board they're a very well oiled machine. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "It's national players, they're the best in the country, so it's great to welcome them back in our environment," "They've had a great campaign, the game is all about small moments and they certainly won the small moments on Saturday" External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan replied : "They're a class outfit. No weaknesses in their team. All across the board they're a very well oiled machine. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “Firstly great to have them back, they had a fantastic win over England so brilliant to have your international players back,” “We look after each guy individually, some guys have played more than others and we're slowly building towards that Saturday afternoon final. "Look, we're going to embrace and enjoy the week, it's the first time in a few years that Munster have been in a final so really looking forward to it, big challenge against the PRO14 champions of the last few years in their backyard of the RDS, so massive challenge that awaits us but one that we're looking forward to very much” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I thought the referee was very good. She was very calm, she communicated to the players exceptionally well before the game. " External link

limerickleader Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We stayed process-focused the whole week so the fact we've got a weekend open now, it will sink in that we've got a final on the 27th of March. " External link

limerickleader Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Mikey has had a very consistent season. It's great for him that he can sign a contract and then score a try like that. Really happy for him. " External link

limerickleader Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We stayed process-focused this whole week so the fact we’ve got a weekend open now, it will sink in that we’ve got a final on the 27th of March,” External link

thejournal Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan added : “We spoke about it in-house as a real semi-final week for us, we knew that if we came through this we would be in the final. It was, in inverted commas, a typical semi-final. Two good teams that didn’t want to let go. All credit to Connacht, they stuck into that game. It was a real tussle, it certainly wasn’t the prettiest game in the world and one or two big moments made a big difference. I’m very glad about that” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’ve had some difficult results,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, March 5, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan explained ( about Joey Carbery ) : "Joey has just been himself, quietly confident, very responsive, very alert, doing his preparation as he would do normally," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "In terms of RG (Snyman), he's had a very difficult time with him and his wife, Saskia, arriving in the middle of lockdown straight from Japan, going into their new home which they'd never seen, sitting for two weeks on their own in a new country, then only meeting seven or eight guys to train in his group way back in June or July. " External link

limerickleader Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Look, I'll always start with the person because this game that we play is about people and a phenomenal man," External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Joey Carbery ) : "We'll take our time with Joey, each week will be different with him. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "He's had a very difficult time with him and his wife, Saskia, arriving in the middle of lockdown straight from Japan, going into their new home which they'd never seen, sitting for two weeks on their own in a new country, then only meeting seven or eight guys to train in his group way back in June or July, I can't remember the date when we had small pockets for training at the HPC," External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Joey Carbery ) : “I am glad Joey enjoyed it. He took a big hit right at the start which kinda welcomed him back to rugby, but it was really nice to see him nail that conversion from the touchline” External link

limerickleader Monday, March 1, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Bill Holland ) : “Look, Billy is phenomenal. What a man. One of our leaders in our group. One of the quiet men, but he is always there. I think one day when he leaves you’ll miss him because every week he turns up at training,” “He is so diligent in the way that he runs the team and the way that he does his analysis on the lineout. It’s pretty special for us as a group to give him that win tonight, to get that second place with Rog . They are big players in the history of Munster and he’ll certainly go down as a Munster legend” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, February 21, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “They scored their try. We came straight back and at 22-10 a whole lot of scrum sets there under our own sticks. I think we managed that really well,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, February 21, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We are delighted to be in this position, confirming player contracts for the season ahead. The calibre of this initial player group is a huge positive with the province retaining the services of experienced, quality players while also securing the futures of up-and-coming talent. It’s further reward for the clubs, schools and volunteers that have invested time and effort into the development of these players” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “He is in the gym with the rest of the lads on his individual programme,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We will play the game against Connacht with some guys who really haven’t had gametime and then refocus for the final push of the season which is four more months of rugby so really looking forward to the break now” External link

limerickleader Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We played against a very good side tonight. We started the game really well, got some good momentum, scored two good tries. " External link

limerickleader Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Look, firstly congratulations to Leinster. It was a really tight battle between two top sides and they came out on top. " External link

limerickleader Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan commented : "Congratulations to Leinster, I thought it was a really good battle and they came out on top. " External link

irishmirror Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan replied : "I think you take every game and you do what's necessary to win. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “Look, it’s another game in our season,” External link

irishmirror Friday, January 22, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "It's ongoing, we're busy talking to players but in fairness everybody knows that's it a very difficult time in the world and rugby is no different. " External link

limerickleader Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We’ve played some pretty good rugby and we’re pretty happy with where we're at," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan commented : "It's ongoing, we're busy talking to players but in fairness everybody knows that's it a very difficult time in the world and rugby is no different. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I think you take every game and you do what's necessary to win. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I think you take every game and you do what’s necessary to win,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I’m not a weather expert but it looks like it could be rainy and cold and snowy on Saturday evening so that will definitely play its part,” “It comes down to small moments and guys taking their opportunities. We didn’t take our opportunities in the semi-final and they did” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan replied : "I think you take every game and you do what's necessary to win. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I am very pleased about the fightback, but very disappointed to lose. We came here to win and I believe the squad in there is good enough to win, so disappointed with that, but really happy for the squad, we kept believing and time just caught up with us at the end” External link

limerickleader Monday, January 4, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "When I spoke to him and RG (Snyman), I said, 'It's very important that you understand why you are coming to Munster, you are coming to a club that wants to achieve, you need to come and add to this club', which they are certainly doing. “You're coming here to become a better rugby player, which both of them want to become. So, I believe there is a lot more to come from him. “There's a few things in his game that he still needs to improve. He has worked hard on his kicking game. I don't know if you remember but after one line break, he had that kick into the right-hand corner. “There is always room for improvement in this game”. De Allende has been an important figure for van Graan while a number of his usual leaders were gone for the guts of two months on Ireland duty prior to the Clermont trip. Munster still won their first seven PRO14 games, earning four bonus points on top of that, but face the league's unbeaten and dominant force Leinster at Thomond Park on St Stephen's Day. With skipper Peter O'Mahony sitting this one out as he follows return to play protocols and several other Ireland frontliners likely to be rested, it's important that de Allende remains in inspirational form. “I won't say (he is) the glue that we have been missing," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Look, that's the stuff that dreams are made of. " External link

limerickleader Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’re very worried about him, he took two late hits there,” External link

thejournal Monday, December 14, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’re very glad of the win,” “It was difficult conditions, opponents who didn’t go away. We would have loved to use more of our opportunities but any win in Europe is a good win” External link

thejournal Monday, December 14, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “It’s the first time I’ll personally be going to Clermont,” External link

thejournal Monday, December 14, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan admitted ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think from a coaching point of view I just saw something that you don’t see very often and what he did in training having coached at Test level for quite a bit, I saw some qualities that not a lot of players have” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan confirmed : “It looks like his shoulder popped” “I just quickly spoke to him at half-time, he’s in a sling so obviously we’ll get that scanned. I don’t want to speculate, I’m just gutted for him that he might possibly be out for some time” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We saw that it was going to be really slippery so we wanted to chase territory,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "For this group, this is a big win for us. We hadn't won here for quite a bit. " External link

limerickleader Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan added : “Very glad about the five points. We scored 38 points and we’re not overly happy with that. We left a few opportunities out there and we didn’t finish the game particularly well but there was some excellent stuff in that game” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan added : “Very glad about the five points. We scored 38 points and we’re not overly happy with that. We left a few opportunities out there and we didn’t finish the game particularly well but there was some excellent stuff in that game” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I enjoyed his comment about his gym work because as he said he loves to play rugby but doesn’t necessarily like to do gym,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The fruits of the last two years are paying off,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’ve got a few days off until Wednesday, the national lads will go to the national team, then there’s the Sevens tournament next weekend in Dublin so a few lads will play Sevens - obviously our tight five won’t be involved in that tournament. "Then we’ll have another long weekend and then we’ll have a week and the following week we play Cardiff here, Monday, October 26 at 8:15. "So it’s been a pretty tough few weeks and we’ve got to make sure the guys in isolation recover, the guys with positive cases recover and then take the next steps for a big block of 12 or 14 games in a row” External link

limerickleader Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I was very happy about that win, a real testament to our fitness. We said this game would go right down to the wire with the quality opposition we faced and a special mention to Denis Logan our head of athletic performance, this was his last game for Munster Rugby and he’s created a very fit team with his team so very glad about that 80-minute performance” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “It’s not good. Neil's going to get one more opinion, but it looks like he’s done his ACL and that looks similar to RG (Snyman), a six to nine-month injury. "Pretty serious, which leaves us pretty thin at nine. Very sad for him, he worked so hard during lockdown and was in the best shape of his life, so unfortunately those long-term injuries are ones that hurt guys, out for a long time. "We’ll just look after him in the meanwhile and hopefully he’ll be back sometime in the next year” External link

limerickleader Monday, October 12, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The lads that have tested positive are doing well. We’re monitoring them each day, I’m in contact with each of them and they’re doing fine. Our medical team are looking after them” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 12, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The lads that have tested positive are doing well. We’re monitoring them each day, I’m in contact with each of them and they’re doing fine. Our medical team are looking after them” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 12, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan recalled : "That was the game when they came fully loaded," External link

irishmirror Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I would say that we have drawn one of the very best sides in the league away first up," External link

irishmirror Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “That’s massive for the squad, one of our big aims is to improve the squad year on year and we don’t want the starting XV to become comfortable,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’d like to believe as a coaching group that we are a lot better equipped because of the time we’ve had together,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "That's massive for the squad, one of our big aims is to improve the squad year on year and we don't want the starting XV to become full," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We've got two games, Scarlets and Edinburgh, and I don't want to speculate on that," External link

irishmirror Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan replied ( about Leo Cullen ) : “Yeah, I've got a good relationship with Leo. They stuck to their box-kicking as well” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan replied ( about Leo Cullen ) : “Yeah, I've got a good relationship with Leo. They stuck to their box-kicking as well” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The challenge of facing Leinster at the Aviva is massive but it is a great opportunity for us on Friday night. We have prepared as well as we could and we’re looking forward to the game. We want as much continuity as possible, it’s great to be able to select the same backline three weekends in a row. We have got a quality squad and that means a lot of competition in all positions. Everybody just wants the opportunity to play and we are excited for Friday night” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The challenge of facing Leinster at the Aviva is massive but it is a great opportunity for us on Friday night. We have prepared as well as we could and we’re looking forward to the game. We want as much continuity as possible, it’s great to be able to select the same backline three weekends in a row. We have got a quality squad and that means a lot of competition in all positions. Everybody just wants the opportunity to play and we are excited for Friday night” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The challenge of facing Leinster at the Aviva is massive but it is a great opportunity for us on Friday night. We have prepared as well as we could and we’re looking forward to the game. We want as much continuity as possible, it’s great to be able to select the same backline three weekends in a row. We have got a quality squad and that means a lot of competition in all positions. Everybody just wants the opportunity to play and we are excited for Friday night” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The challenge of facing Leinster at the Aviva is massive but it is a great opportunity for us on Friday night. We have prepared as well as we could and we’re looking forward to the game. We want as much continuity as possible, it’s great to be able to select the same backline three weekends in a row. We have got a quality squad and that means a lot of competition in all positions. Everybody just wants the opportunity to play and we are excited for Friday night” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Tadhg really played well, I felt it was a good performance from him and Fineen, and Billy coming on to close out the game," External link

irishmirror Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "It's the shortest turnaround that we've had in years," External link

irishmirror Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan says : “They haven’t played a lot of rugby either, they have played three or four games each in the Japanese league after the World Cup, they haven’t played a lot of rugby over the last nine months either and are just looking forward to getting on to the pitch again,” External link

eecho Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’re looking at this as a brilliant opportunity,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “It was a real squad effort the last nine weeks, everyone gave it their all,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, August 21, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Joey Carbery ) : “Obviously a lot of the players will only become aware of Joey’s situation today because we needed to make sure that Joey is good first,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about David Nucifora ) : "As always, we’ll look to fill within first and then we’ll be in constant communication with David (Nucifora, the IRFU's performance director) as to the future," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Joey Carbery ) : “As disappointing as the latest news is, we have Joey at the centre of it all, going through this, and doing everything right in making sure that when he returns to the pitch he stays on the pitch,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Joey Carbery ) : "As disappointing as the latest news is, we have Joey at the centre of it all, going through this, and doing everything right in making sure that when he returns to the pitch he stays on the pitch. " External link

limerickleader Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan says : “So, in my view it’s going to be the same for all teams, so the teams that adapt the best maybe in the first few rounds will be the teams that get the most amount of calls going for them across the season. I think it’s important that we adapt and I think it’s real important to note that this is a theme, we need to make sure we make our game better and you know, as a club we’ve got that responsibility,” External link

eecho Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “In terms of the new players, some fascinating stories. Damian, RG, Matt and Roman haven’t actually even met all of the squad because we’ve been in smaller groups. Guys are meeting each other over Zoom and over Microsoft teams” External link

limerickleader Friday, July 17, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “It’s clear for all to see that the responsibility for the player was low. That’s the information that was given and I’ll rest with that,” External link

irishmirror Friday, July 17, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “He went to the same school as I went to and one of the coaches phoned me and said ‘you’ve got to come and look at this guy, he’s over 2m tall’. He was only 13-years-old,” External link

irishmirror Friday, July 17, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We won’t be into full training, scrummaging, lineout, rucking, mauling, full contact until July 27, so it’s important that we build up the players through this phase and make sure we get their bodies right because they haven’t played a game of rugby for a very long time” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Brian Scott ) : "I want to wish Brian all the best for the future and thank him for everything he has done for Munster. " External link

eecho Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ciaran, Darren and Sean for their time with the province. " External link

eecho Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We are delighted to add to our tighthead options with the signing of Roman. He is an exciting prospect and we look forward to welcoming him to the province” External link

eecho Monday, May 25, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Tyler Bleyendaal ) : "I saw Tyler for the first time playing for the Crusaders in Super Rugby and he caught my eye immediately," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Tyler Bleyendaal ) : “I saw Tyler for the first time playing for the Crusaders in Super Rugby and he caught my eye immediately,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Damian de Allende ) : "RG Snyman and Damian de Allende will definitely join the Munster squad in the summer and will officially join Munster Rugby on July 1 regardless of what happens with Covid-19," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Damian de Allende ) : "RG Snyman and Damian De Allende will definitely join the Munster squad in the summer and will officially join Munster Rugby on July 1 regardless of what happens with Covid-19," External link

independent-ie Monday, May 18, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “He’s from Cork and drives to Limerick a lot while studying down here and it just shows that we have some gems within the province,” External link

eecho Monday, March 23, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan told : “This is the first time that this has happened so we’ve just got to adapt,” External link

beat102103 Friday, March 13, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan told : “This is the first time that this has happened so we’ve just got to adapt,” External link

eecho Friday, March 13, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan told : “This is the first time that this has happened so we’ve just got to adapt,” External link

waterford-news Friday, March 13, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Retaining the services of Andrew, Billy and Jeremy is again great news for Munster Rugby and for our plans for the future. " External link

limerickleader Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I’m so glad for him, he was eager to get some game time, and he had been excellent against Connacht a few weeks back. That prompted us to put John in again with Jack O’Donoghue and Arno Botha beside him,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 17, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Stephen Archer ) : “Getting these six contracts confirmed is really great news for the province. Stephen, Dan, both Liams, Jack and Alex are hugely talented players, and as a result of the work carried out at club and schools level, we get to reap the benefits every time they pull on a red jersey” External link

limerickleader Monday, January 27, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I thought he was close to our best player out there today. I thought did defended really well, first and foremost. He was very good in the air. He got that poach on the sideline in a crucial part of the second half and that chip and chase, unfortunately he couldn't finish that but he's got blistering speed and he's also a guy who sits behind two starting internationals. " External link

limerickleader Monday, January 20, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "With Jean Kleyn, we’re going to send for a scan on his neck. He took a bang there. He makes a lot of contact and we’ll know more later in the week on him" External link

limerickleader Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “Jean Kleyn we’re going to send for a scan on his neck. He took a bang there,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “Rassie wanted the best people involved, so he wouldn’t have wanted Aled there if he’s not the very best,” External link

icWales Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan déclaré ( about Joey Carbery ) : «C'est le rugby, je suis dégoûté pour Joey» External link

la-croix Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan ajouté : «Je me soucie des joueurs et je lui ai parlé lundi après-midi, quand nous avons appris la nouvelle, et forcément ce n'est pas une bonne nouvelle pour lui» External link

la-croix Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan déclaré ( about Joey Carbery ) : "C'est le rugby, je suis dégoûté pour Joey" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan ajouté : "Je me soucie des joueurs et je lui ai parlé lundi après-midi, quand nous avons appris la nouvelle, et forcément ce n'est pas une bonne nouvelle pour lui" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT



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Johann van Graan said : "We are hugely relieved that the lads are all OK. " External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We are hugely relieved that the lads are all OK. " External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Damian de Allende ) : “We are hugely relieved that the lads are all ok. The players have all been treated and are being well looked after with Damian and RG meeting the specialist again later this week to review next steps of their recovery” External link

independent-ie Monday, June 7, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I'm very happy about the win and the five points," External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan added ( about James Cronin ) : “We are very thankful to James for everything he has done for Munster over his nine-year career with the province,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan admitted : “It became a tactical game and I said to the guys we played in the right areas of the pitch, and we just couldn’t score a try at the end. You have got to take that on the chin. We have to review that and move on,” External link

limerickleader Monday, May 17, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “Look, we got over the line but we could not get the points,” External link

limerickleader Monday, May 17, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan admitted : “When the rain came it took away a lot of continuity in the game,” External link

limerickleader Monday, May 17, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “Look, we got over the line but we could not get the points,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 14, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We'll just take him (RG Snyman) week by week. He hasn't done any team training yet. He's done a few small puzzles, if I can call it that, like making a tackle. He hasn't even jumped in a team lineout. " External link

limerickleader Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I really have made friends for life and take with me some brilliant memories. "I cannot wait to get back to the HPC with the team and hopefully a packed Thomond Park". Munster boss Johann van Graan has concentrated on Mike Haley, Andrew Conway and Keith Earls - who has had a magnificent season - as his first-choice back-three this season while Shane Daly broke into the Irish panel. Choosing which jersey to play Zebo in will be part of the 2021/22 challenge albeit there is suggestion that, similar to Wales’s George North, there could be a place for him or Earls at no13. "The opportunity to bring Simon back to Munster came about in early April following a final review of our squad’s budgetary position for season-end,” External link

irishmirror Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The opportunity to bring Simon back to Munster came about in early April following a final review of our squad’s budgetary position for season-end and with assistance from the IRFU to support what we believe is a really good deal for Munster and Irish Rugby,” “Simon’s desire to return to Ireland and play with his home club is illustrated by his willingness to sign at a level below his market value elsewhere. This has made bringing the province’s all-time leading try-scorer back home, possible” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan added : "To play at such a high level for 14 seasons is a testament to his quality, his determination and his resilience. " External link

icWales Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan added ( about Tommy O Donnell ) : "Tommy has been a brilliant player for Munster Rugby and has made a massive contribution to this club, always giving 100% in every situation. " External link

independent-ie Monday, April 12, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Tommy O Donnell ) : “Tommy has been a brilliant player for Munster Rugby and has made a massive contribution to this club, always giving 100% in every situation,” External link

irishmirror Monday, April 12, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I think it’s a good word ‘might’,” External link

independent-ie Monday, April 5, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Toulouse won’t care that we lost last week against Leinster last weekend, that’s the reality of the situation. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, April 3, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "JJ is a fantastic player and has been a great servant to Munster Rugby," External link

independent-ie Monday, March 29, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Yeah, look, that’s factually correct, Toulouse are a fantastic rugby team and they are flying at the moment, you’ve just got to look at the players that they have," External link

irishmirror Monday, March 29, 2021 8:56:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan stated : “We’ll be looking to execute our basics exceptionally well and then adapt on the day” External link

eecho Friday, March 26, 2021 3:56:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan replied : "They're a class outfit. No weaknesses in their team. All across the board they're a very well oiled machine. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "It's national players, they're the best in the country, so it's great to welcome them back in our environment," "They've had a great campaign, the game is all about small moments and they certainly won the small moments on Saturday" External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan replied : "They're a class outfit. No weaknesses in their team. All across the board they're a very well oiled machine. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “Firstly great to have them back, they had a fantastic win over England so brilliant to have your international players back,” “We look after each guy individually, some guys have played more than others and we're slowly building towards that Saturday afternoon final. "Look, we're going to embrace and enjoy the week, it's the first time in a few years that Munster have been in a final so really looking forward to it, big challenge against the PRO14 champions of the last few years in their backyard of the RDS, so massive challenge that awaits us but one that we're looking forward to very much” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I thought the referee was very good. She was very calm, she communicated to the players exceptionally well before the game. " External link

limerickleader Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We stayed process-focused the whole week so the fact we've got a weekend open now, it will sink in that we've got a final on the 27th of March. " External link

limerickleader Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Mikey has had a very consistent season. It's great for him that he can sign a contract and then score a try like that. Really happy for him. " External link

limerickleader Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We stayed process-focused this whole week so the fact we’ve got a weekend open now, it will sink in that we’ve got a final on the 27th of March,” External link

thejournal Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan added : “We spoke about it in-house as a real semi-final week for us, we knew that if we came through this we would be in the final. It was, in inverted commas, a typical semi-final. Two good teams that didn’t want to let go. All credit to Connacht, they stuck into that game. It was a real tussle, it certainly wasn’t the prettiest game in the world and one or two big moments made a big difference. I’m very glad about that” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’ve had some difficult results,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, March 5, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan explained ( about Joey Carbery ) : "Joey has just been himself, quietly confident, very responsive, very alert, doing his preparation as he would do normally," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "In terms of RG (Snyman), he's had a very difficult time with him and his wife, Saskia, arriving in the middle of lockdown straight from Japan, going into their new home which they'd never seen, sitting for two weeks on their own in a new country, then only meeting seven or eight guys to train in his group way back in June or July. " External link

limerickleader Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Look, I'll always start with the person because this game that we play is about people and a phenomenal man," External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Joey Carbery ) : "We'll take our time with Joey, each week will be different with him. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "He's had a very difficult time with him and his wife, Saskia, arriving in the middle of lockdown straight from Japan, going into their new home which they'd never seen, sitting for two weeks on their own in a new country, then only meeting seven or eight guys to train in his group way back in June or July, I can't remember the date when we had small pockets for training at the HPC," External link

irishmirror Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Joey Carbery ) : “I am glad Joey enjoyed it. He took a big hit right at the start which kinda welcomed him back to rugby, but it was really nice to see him nail that conversion from the touchline” External link

limerickleader Monday, March 1, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Bill Holland ) : “Look, Billy is phenomenal. What a man. One of our leaders in our group. One of the quiet men, but he is always there. I think one day when he leaves you’ll miss him because every week he turns up at training,” “He is so diligent in the way that he runs the team and the way that he does his analysis on the lineout. It’s pretty special for us as a group to give him that win tonight, to get that second place with Rog . They are big players in the history of Munster and he’ll certainly go down as a Munster legend” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, February 21, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “They scored their try. We came straight back and at 22-10 a whole lot of scrum sets there under our own sticks. I think we managed that really well,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, February 21, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We are delighted to be in this position, confirming player contracts for the season ahead. The calibre of this initial player group is a huge positive with the province retaining the services of experienced, quality players while also securing the futures of up-and-coming talent. It’s further reward for the clubs, schools and volunteers that have invested time and effort into the development of these players” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “He is in the gym with the rest of the lads on his individual programme,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We will play the game against Connacht with some guys who really haven’t had gametime and then refocus for the final push of the season which is four more months of rugby so really looking forward to the break now” External link

limerickleader Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We played against a very good side tonight. We started the game really well, got some good momentum, scored two good tries. " External link

limerickleader Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Look, firstly congratulations to Leinster. It was a really tight battle between two top sides and they came out on top. " External link

limerickleader Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan commented : "Congratulations to Leinster, I thought it was a really good battle and they came out on top. " External link

irishmirror Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan replied : "I think you take every game and you do what's necessary to win. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “Look, it’s another game in our season,” External link

irishmirror Friday, January 22, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "It's ongoing, we're busy talking to players but in fairness everybody knows that's it a very difficult time in the world and rugby is no different. " External link

limerickleader Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We’ve played some pretty good rugby and we’re pretty happy with where we're at," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan commented : "It's ongoing, we're busy talking to players but in fairness everybody knows that's it a very difficult time in the world and rugby is no different. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I think you take every game and you do what's necessary to win. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I think you take every game and you do what’s necessary to win,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I’m not a weather expert but it looks like it could be rainy and cold and snowy on Saturday evening so that will definitely play its part,” “It comes down to small moments and guys taking their opportunities. We didn’t take our opportunities in the semi-final and they did” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan replied : "I think you take every game and you do what's necessary to win. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I am very pleased about the fightback, but very disappointed to lose. We came here to win and I believe the squad in there is good enough to win, so disappointed with that, but really happy for the squad, we kept believing and time just caught up with us at the end” External link

limerickleader Monday, January 4, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "When I spoke to him and RG (Snyman), I said, 'It's very important that you understand why you are coming to Munster, you are coming to a club that wants to achieve, you need to come and add to this club', which they are certainly doing. “You're coming here to become a better rugby player, which both of them want to become. So, I believe there is a lot more to come from him. “There's a few things in his game that he still needs to improve. He has worked hard on his kicking game. I don't know if you remember but after one line break, he had that kick into the right-hand corner. “There is always room for improvement in this game”. De Allende has been an important figure for van Graan while a number of his usual leaders were gone for the guts of two months on Ireland duty prior to the Clermont trip. Munster still won their first seven PRO14 games, earning four bonus points on top of that, but face the league's unbeaten and dominant force Leinster at Thomond Park on St Stephen's Day. With skipper Peter O'Mahony sitting this one out as he follows return to play protocols and several other Ireland frontliners likely to be rested, it's important that de Allende remains in inspirational form. “I won't say (he is) the glue that we have been missing," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Look, that's the stuff that dreams are made of. " External link

limerickleader Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’re very worried about him, he took two late hits there,” External link

thejournal Monday, December 14, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’re very glad of the win,” “It was difficult conditions, opponents who didn’t go away. We would have loved to use more of our opportunities but any win in Europe is a good win” External link

thejournal Monday, December 14, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “It’s the first time I’ll personally be going to Clermont,” External link

thejournal Monday, December 14, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan admitted ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think from a coaching point of view I just saw something that you don’t see very often and what he did in training having coached at Test level for quite a bit, I saw some qualities that not a lot of players have” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan confirmed : “It looks like his shoulder popped” “I just quickly spoke to him at half-time, he’s in a sling so obviously we’ll get that scanned. I don’t want to speculate, I’m just gutted for him that he might possibly be out for some time” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We saw that it was going to be really slippery so we wanted to chase territory,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "For this group, this is a big win for us. We hadn't won here for quite a bit. " External link

limerickleader Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan added : “Very glad about the five points. We scored 38 points and we’re not overly happy with that. We left a few opportunities out there and we didn’t finish the game particularly well but there was some excellent stuff in that game” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan added : “Very glad about the five points. We scored 38 points and we’re not overly happy with that. We left a few opportunities out there and we didn’t finish the game particularly well but there was some excellent stuff in that game” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I enjoyed his comment about his gym work because as he said he loves to play rugby but doesn’t necessarily like to do gym,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The fruits of the last two years are paying off,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’ve got a few days off until Wednesday, the national lads will go to the national team, then there’s the Sevens tournament next weekend in Dublin so a few lads will play Sevens - obviously our tight five won’t be involved in that tournament. "Then we’ll have another long weekend and then we’ll have a week and the following week we play Cardiff here, Monday, October 26 at 8:15. "So it’s been a pretty tough few weeks and we’ve got to make sure the guys in isolation recover, the guys with positive cases recover and then take the next steps for a big block of 12 or 14 games in a row” External link

limerickleader Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I was very happy about that win, a real testament to our fitness. We said this game would go right down to the wire with the quality opposition we faced and a special mention to Denis Logan our head of athletic performance, this was his last game for Munster Rugby and he’s created a very fit team with his team so very glad about that 80-minute performance” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “It’s not good. Neil's going to get one more opinion, but it looks like he’s done his ACL and that looks similar to RG (Snyman), a six to nine-month injury. "Pretty serious, which leaves us pretty thin at nine. Very sad for him, he worked so hard during lockdown and was in the best shape of his life, so unfortunately those long-term injuries are ones that hurt guys, out for a long time. "We’ll just look after him in the meanwhile and hopefully he’ll be back sometime in the next year” External link

limerickleader Monday, October 12, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The lads that have tested positive are doing well. We’re monitoring them each day, I’m in contact with each of them and they’re doing fine. Our medical team are looking after them” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 12, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The lads that have tested positive are doing well. We’re monitoring them each day, I’m in contact with each of them and they’re doing fine. Our medical team are looking after them” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 12, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan recalled : "That was the game when they came fully loaded," External link

irishmirror Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I would say that we have drawn one of the very best sides in the league away first up," External link

irishmirror Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “That’s massive for the squad, one of our big aims is to improve the squad year on year and we don’t want the starting XV to become comfortable,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’d like to believe as a coaching group that we are a lot better equipped because of the time we’ve had together,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "That's massive for the squad, one of our big aims is to improve the squad year on year and we don't want the starting XV to become full," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "We've got two games, Scarlets and Edinburgh, and I don't want to speculate on that," External link

irishmirror Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan replied ( about Leo Cullen ) : “Yeah, I've got a good relationship with Leo. They stuck to their box-kicking as well” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan replied ( about Leo Cullen ) : “Yeah, I've got a good relationship with Leo. They stuck to their box-kicking as well” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The challenge of facing Leinster at the Aviva is massive but it is a great opportunity for us on Friday night. We have prepared as well as we could and we’re looking forward to the game. We want as much continuity as possible, it’s great to be able to select the same backline three weekends in a row. We have got a quality squad and that means a lot of competition in all positions. Everybody just wants the opportunity to play and we are excited for Friday night” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The challenge of facing Leinster at the Aviva is massive but it is a great opportunity for us on Friday night. We have prepared as well as we could and we’re looking forward to the game. We want as much continuity as possible, it’s great to be able to select the same backline three weekends in a row. We have got a quality squad and that means a lot of competition in all positions. Everybody just wants the opportunity to play and we are excited for Friday night” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The challenge of facing Leinster at the Aviva is massive but it is a great opportunity for us on Friday night. We have prepared as well as we could and we’re looking forward to the game. We want as much continuity as possible, it’s great to be able to select the same backline three weekends in a row. We have got a quality squad and that means a lot of competition in all positions. Everybody just wants the opportunity to play and we are excited for Friday night” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “The challenge of facing Leinster at the Aviva is massive but it is a great opportunity for us on Friday night. We have prepared as well as we could and we’re looking forward to the game. We want as much continuity as possible, it’s great to be able to select the same backline three weekends in a row. We have got a quality squad and that means a lot of competition in all positions. Everybody just wants the opportunity to play and we are excited for Friday night” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Tadhg really played well, I felt it was a good performance from him and Fineen, and Billy coming on to close out the game," External link

irishmirror Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "It's the shortest turnaround that we've had in years," External link

irishmirror Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan says : “They haven’t played a lot of rugby either, they have played three or four games each in the Japanese league after the World Cup, they haven’t played a lot of rugby over the last nine months either and are just looking forward to getting on to the pitch again,” External link

eecho Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We’re looking at this as a brilliant opportunity,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “It was a real squad effort the last nine weeks, everyone gave it their all,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, August 21, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Joey Carbery ) : “Obviously a lot of the players will only become aware of Joey’s situation today because we needed to make sure that Joey is good first,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about David Nucifora ) : "As always, we’ll look to fill within first and then we’ll be in constant communication with David (Nucifora, the IRFU's performance director) as to the future," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Joey Carbery ) : “As disappointing as the latest news is, we have Joey at the centre of it all, going through this, and doing everything right in making sure that when he returns to the pitch he stays on the pitch,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Joey Carbery ) : "As disappointing as the latest news is, we have Joey at the centre of it all, going through this, and doing everything right in making sure that when he returns to the pitch he stays on the pitch. " External link

limerickleader Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan says : “So, in my view it’s going to be the same for all teams, so the teams that adapt the best maybe in the first few rounds will be the teams that get the most amount of calls going for them across the season. I think it’s important that we adapt and I think it’s real important to note that this is a theme, we need to make sure we make our game better and you know, as a club we’ve got that responsibility,” External link

eecho Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “In terms of the new players, some fascinating stories. Damian, RG, Matt and Roman haven’t actually even met all of the squad because we’ve been in smaller groups. Guys are meeting each other over Zoom and over Microsoft teams” External link

limerickleader Friday, July 17, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “It’s clear for all to see that the responsibility for the player was low. That’s the information that was given and I’ll rest with that,” External link

irishmirror Friday, July 17, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “He went to the same school as I went to and one of the coaches phoned me and said ‘you’ve got to come and look at this guy, he’s over 2m tall’. He was only 13-years-old,” External link

irishmirror Friday, July 17, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We won’t be into full training, scrummaging, lineout, rucking, mauling, full contact until July 27, so it’s important that we build up the players through this phase and make sure we get their bodies right because they haven’t played a game of rugby for a very long time” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Brian Scott ) : "I want to wish Brian all the best for the future and thank him for everything he has done for Munster. " External link

eecho Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ciaran, Darren and Sean for their time with the province. " External link

eecho Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “We are delighted to add to our tighthead options with the signing of Roman. He is an exciting prospect and we look forward to welcoming him to the province” External link

eecho Monday, May 25, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Tyler Bleyendaal ) : "I saw Tyler for the first time playing for the Crusaders in Super Rugby and he caught my eye immediately," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Tyler Bleyendaal ) : “I saw Tyler for the first time playing for the Crusaders in Super Rugby and he caught my eye immediately,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Damian de Allende ) : "RG Snyman and Damian de Allende will definitely join the Munster squad in the summer and will officially join Munster Rugby on July 1 regardless of what happens with Covid-19," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Damian de Allende ) : "RG Snyman and Damian De Allende will definitely join the Munster squad in the summer and will officially join Munster Rugby on July 1 regardless of what happens with Covid-19," External link

independent-ie Monday, May 18, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “He’s from Cork and drives to Limerick a lot while studying down here and it just shows that we have some gems within the province,” External link

eecho Monday, March 23, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan told : “This is the first time that this has happened so we’ve just got to adapt,” External link

beat102103 Friday, March 13, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan told : “This is the first time that this has happened so we’ve just got to adapt,” External link

eecho Friday, March 13, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan told : “This is the first time that this has happened so we’ve just got to adapt,” External link

waterford-news Friday, March 13, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "Retaining the services of Andrew, Billy and Jeremy is again great news for Munster Rugby and for our plans for the future. " External link

limerickleader Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “I’m so glad for him, he was eager to get some game time, and he had been excellent against Connacht a few weeks back. That prompted us to put John in again with Jack O’Donoghue and Arno Botha beside him,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 17, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Stephen Archer ) : “Getting these six contracts confirmed is really great news for the province. Stephen, Dan, both Liams, Jack and Alex are hugely talented players, and as a result of the work carried out at club and schools level, we get to reap the benefits every time they pull on a red jersey” External link

limerickleader Monday, January 27, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "I thought he was close to our best player out there today. I thought did defended really well, first and foremost. He was very good in the air. He got that poach on the sideline in a crucial part of the second half and that chip and chase, unfortunately he couldn't finish that but he's got blistering speed and he's also a guy who sits behind two starting internationals. " External link

limerickleader Monday, January 20, 2020 8:47:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan said : "With Jean Kleyn, we’re going to send for a scan on his neck. He took a bang there. He makes a lot of contact and we’ll know more later in the week on him" External link

limerickleader Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said : “Jean Kleyn we’re going to send for a scan on his neck. He took a bang there,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “Rassie wanted the best people involved, so he wouldn’t have wanted Aled there if he’s not the very best,” External link

icWales Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan déclaré ( about Joey Carbery ) : «C'est le rugby, je suis dégoûté pour Joey» External link

la-croix Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan ajouté : «Je me soucie des joueurs et je lui ai parlé lundi après-midi, quand nous avons appris la nouvelle, et forcément ce n'est pas une bonne nouvelle pour lui» External link

la-croix Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Johann van Graan déclaré ( about Joey Carbery ) : "C'est le rugby, je suis dégoûté pour Joey" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Johann van Graan ajouté : "Je me soucie des joueurs et je lui ai parlé lundi après-midi, quand nous avons appris la nouvelle, et forcément ce n'est pas une bonne nouvelle pour lui" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
assistant coach68.25%EN11/16/201616/11/2016
coach31.75%EN11/16/201616/11/2016
Names Lang Count
Johann van GraanEN100.00%


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