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Stephen Ferris Pinpoints Moment Munster Turned Their Season Around

Stephen Ferris Pinpoints Moment Munster Turned Their Season Around
By Michael Bolton Updated
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Stephen Ferris has identified the moment that has turned around Munster's season after a difficult start under Graham Rowntree.

After Johann Va Graan's messy exit from the province, Rowntree took over a young side that faced several questions, and were without silverware since 2011.

Munster's start to the season saw them under increasing pressure, with disappointing defeats to Connacht and Ospreys, it looked like this was another season to forget.

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However, Munster have turned around their fortunes, with five wins in their last seven games, they now look vastly improved ahead of their Champions Cup tie against Northampton.

Speaking to Balls.ie on the Build up in partnership with Ladbrokes, Stephen Ferris claims the win over South Africa 'A' kickstarted their revival.

For as long as I remember, Munster just need an occasion to turn their season around, and that occasion was South Africa 'A', in a GAA stadium, sold out, unbelievable atmosphere. Some of the Munster players said it was one of the best nights of their career.

They get the win. They beat a very good South Africa 'A' side, and from then on, they have just taken it and ran with it. They've got their centre combinations right, Antoine Freisch loos like their number one centre. What a player he is, every time he touches the ball he looks electric.

They've got their back-row functioning right, Kandellen, how good as he been over the last couple of weeks? 20 carries last weekend.  Same again against ulster the week before.I probably should have given the man of the match because he was he was so good."

While Stephen Ferris has identified players that have stepped up to the plate for Munster on recent weeks, he has praised the big name [layers for helping Munster turn their fortunes around.

He has also claimed this is a big reason for Ulster's recent struggles, with one win in their last six games.

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 I talk about the ulster team and how they're big game players, their stand, their marquee, their you know, their hottest commodities, it's Jacob stockdale's, you know, James Humes, Duane vermeulen, Alan O'Connor,Iain Henderson Rob herring, all these guys that are the house paid players, but also the guys that you rely on weekends.

They haven't been playing that well and they're struggling for form and struggling to get any momentum in their own personal game worth the opposite for Munster.

The way this  Munster team are playing, keeping plenty of width on, it started to get a bit of dominance in the last couple of weeks up front as well because they're strong, they came under huge pressure in the early part of the season and fair play that Graham Rowntree and Denis Leamy and Jackie and the other coaches involved because it's turned Munster's season around."

SEE ALSO: Stephen Ferris Gives Deflated Response After Ulster Loss To Benetton 

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