Munster’s Andrew Conway fails to stop Bundee Aki scoring a late try forConnacht at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The reaction underlined the poignancy of the occasion. Connacht players who had trudged slowly, and even limped, from the pitch when substitu(...)

 Anthony Foley’s side should pick up a bonus point against Treviso. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Champions Cup opening salvo proves there’s always a new mountain to climb even if the provinces are still paying that heavy World Cup toll. Let’s (...)

Francis Saili, who has won two New Zealand caps, is expected to be a game breaker for Munster. Photograph: Inpho.

Pool Four Munster v Benetton Treviso Thomond Park Saturday, 5.15pm Sky Sports 5 Sport often defies pre-match expectation but any deviation from a M(...)

Simon Zebo starts for Munster against Ulster at Thomond Park on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Simon Zebo starts on the right wing for Munster on Friday night as they take on Ulster in the season’s first inter-provincial clash at Thomond Park. A(...)

Munster’s Dave O’Callaghan claims the ball during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Scarlets 25 Munster 22 Munster let a 10-point lead slip as Steven Shingler’s last-gasp penalty condemned them to a first defeat of the season in the G(...)

Flanker Jordan Coghlan makes his first start for Munster in the Guinness Pro 12 clash away to the Scarlets. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has noted how Scarlets have managed to win all four opening games despite scoring just seven tries this season. Bot(...)

Ian Keatley was the man-of-the-match as Munster’s late show was enough to get them past Cardiff Blues in Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Munster 35 Cardiff 27 Munster moved top of the Pro12 when they maintained their winning start to the season despite twice falling ten points be(...)

Secondrow John Madigan will make his senior competitive debut in their opening Guinness Pro12 match against  Benetton Treviso at Musgrave Park on Saturday. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has handed competitive debuts to three players for Saturday’s opening Guinness Pro 12 match against Benetton Treviso at Mu(...)

Munster’s Francis Saili runs in for a try in the pre-season match against London Irish at Musgrave Park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 21 London Irish 15 Andrew Conway sparkled for Munster with two tries, while Francis Saili ran in a brilliant first try for the province in a p(...)

Andrew Conway makes a break for Emerging Ireland against Georia in Tbilisi. Photo: GRU/Inpho

Georgia 12 Emerging Ireland 45 Joe Schmidt watched Emerging Ireland win the Tbilisi Cup in emphatic style with a six-try win over hosts Georgia(...)