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Niamh Briggs Post-Match Interview | Barbarians

4th October 2023 By The Editor

Niamh Briggs Post-Match Interview | Barbarians

We spoke to Munster Women's Head Coach Niamh Briggs after Saturday's clash with the Barbarians ©INPHO

Munster Rugby caught up with Niamh Briggs to get the head coach’s thoughts after Saturday’s 12-45 loss to the Barbarians in Thomond Park.

Read the match report here.

Although Munster were beaten, it proved to be a good learning experience for a very young squad. Four of the players involved against the Barbarians on Saturday made their senior debuts in the recent Interprovincial Championship which took place in August and September.

Munster were 7-38 down at half-time but a much improved second-half performance saw the final score finish 12-45 with some tries left behind for the home side.

Munster’s Maeve Óg O’Leary during Saturday’s game against the Barbarians ©INPHO

After a busy couple of weeks and months which involved an Interpros and the weekend’s match against the Barbarians, the players now return to their clubs with the AIL season already up and running or for Munster’s international players, they will soon travel to Dubai for the World Rugby WXV competition.

“Overall from a scoreboard point of view, we are obviously very far behind, “Briggs said.

“But from a performance point of view, especially in that second-half, I think we definitely showed what we were about and I think that’s probably where the frustration lies, that we waited until that time to come out of our shells. But the effort, you can fault it, and I’m very proud of the group.”

Watch the rest of Briggs’ interview below:

Niamh Briggs Post-Match Interview | Barbarians

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