Tommy Bowe: Ireland international set to take the field against Cardiff. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

As Italian side Zebre continue their Irish mini tour with Munster tonight, they may feel that the 33-13 hiding they got in Belfast last week was the w(...)

“I am realistic to my detriment,” Woody Allen says. “There is no God. There is no purpose to the universe. One day the sun will burn out. Earth wil(...)

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal claims that he has not ruled out terminating Wales star Leigh Halfpenny’s contract due to ongoing injury problems.  Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal claims that he has not ruled out terminating Wales star Leigh Halfpenny’s contract due to ongoing injury problems.(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley has rung  the changes for this week’s match against Treviso. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Ireland and Lions lock Paul O’Connell, who was expected to make his return to Munster this week, was a late withdrawl from the squad, who flew to Ital(...)

Members of Argentina’s chamber of deputies begin a debate over a bill to locally pay the bondholders who can not collect in the United States due a judge in New York on behalf of investment funds that are suing the South American country. Photograph: Fernando Sturla/EPA

Argentina’s Congress gave final approval today to a law proposing to restructure the country’s debt to skirt a US court ruling that forced it into its(...)

Ireland’s Luke Fitzgerald tackles Mils Muliaina of New Zealand during the Autumn International in 2008. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Even Mils Muliaina was blown away by New Zealand’s destruction of the Wallabies in Auckland a fortnight ago, and how the man who replaced him, Israel (...)

 Andrew Smith will make his debut against Edinburgh tonight.  Photograph:  Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Munster v EdinburghThomond Park, 7.35 - Live TG4Here follows the seasonal opener of the most important Pro 12 campaign to date but Munster remain some(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy.  “I feel like I’m in with a shout and I can perform to my best again.” Photo: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe’s departure was messy and abrupt and following in the wake of director of rugby David Humphreys taking the boat to Gloucest(...)

Former soccer star Diego Maradona (L) presents Pope Francis with an Argentina national soccer jersey during a special audience held in the Vatican before a special interreligious “Match for Peace” tonight. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

For the first time since he slipped out like a thief in the night back in April 1991, former Argentine superstar Diego Armando Maradona takes to the p(...)

 Argetine hooker Eusebio Guinazu (centre) has joined Munster on a short term contract.  Photograph:   JUAN MABROMATA/GettyImages

Munster have confirmed the signing of Argentinian hooker Eusebio Guinazu on a four-month contract.He will join the province later in the month subject(...)