From good to bad to gone
October 17, 2010
MUNSTER 45 TOULON 18
Toulon were the team who would eventually confirm Munster's Heineken Cup pool exit for the first time in 13 years, but back in October the big-spending French side were steamrolled in Thomond Park, with Buckley having one of his best days in red. Not only did he handle the raw power of the highly-rated Laurent Emmanuelli, the Shannon man was at his barnstorming best in the loose, his performance crowned with a typically abrasive touchdown.
December 19, 2010
OSPREYS 19 MUNSTER 15
This was the match where Munster's Heineken Cup quarter-final aspirations truly floundered and it was a pool game they would have won if they had had even a reasonably solid scrum. Loose-heads Paul James and Duncan Jones, whether illegally or not, gave Buckley a horrible time and it cost the visitors dearly as perfect attacking positions were squandered.
February 16, 2011
Sale announce capture of Buckley