11 Mar 14
The Munster squad trained at a sunny CIT today after a week's break as preparations begin for the RaboDirect PRO12 clash against Treviso at Thomond Park on Saturday, March 22nd (ko 7:15pm).
And for the record, the milestone score stands at 1-1, Muster won on Stringers debut 31-9 but lost on his centenary, 20-17. A week later he made his first of 82 Heineken Cup appearances in the game against Perpignan in Stade Aime Giral,his out-half that day, Barry Everitt, in a side captained by Mick Galwey.
A week later, he scored his first Heineken Cup try when Munster drew 18-18 with Neath at The Gnoll and of his total 12 for Munster undoubtedly none had the impact of the one he scored in the Heineken Cup final victory of 2006 at the Millennium Stadium.
A consummate professional, his contribution to what has made Munster Rugby the force it is today is incalculable. One of the lynchpins of the current squad, still as passionate and determined 12 years on, with an attitude that if it could be bottled would be worth a fortune to anyone setting out on a professional career path, in sport or any field.