When it comes to funding, I think you have to be a little careful.I think a semi final berth in the European cup is probably the scope of our potential to be quite honest.
Munster have an operating budget of about 3 mill. Thats dwarfed by sides like Clermont & Toulouse .
Van Graan isn't much of a coach to be honest and we could be playing a more expanise game but I dont think we would be doing a whole pile better.
Shitting the bed to Scarlets in the pro 14 final in 2017 was pretty dire but is Rassie a terrible coach because of it?
For all the sadness of his untimely passing the appointment of Foley was the moment that really shattered Munster fortunes in recent years. The side fell off a cliff.
I think when you look at it objectively we cant compete with other sides backing. (We had private individuals funding Snynam and De Allende).
Prendegast and Rowntree will at least freshen things up. Lets hope we can improve next year but there are positives this year with great wins against Exeter and Ulster away.
So Leinster essentially have a large budget because so many of their team are on international contracts. They almost certainly effectively have a massive budget compared to the other provinces.
That said though, I'm not convinced more funding would help a great deal, don't think Munster has had much of an attrition problem.
Not certain how important money is here, other than buying in talent. Leinster's success very much is not on buying in talent, Munster are arguably more dependent on external talent and it isn't really working out. I wonder if the sheer size of their squad is the outcome of having more funding (cause they can focus their funding on their B team, whereas Munster, Ulster and Connacht have to focus it on their A team), but it's hard to know for sure.
I think munster have been better this year than last. Not up to Leinster's level but at least not as shit as one of those crappy teams who are not even in the mix at the business end of the season like Bath and going in the right direction.