Pat Howard returns to the Munster midfield for the Pro12 trip to play Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has rung the changes to his league leading side for the Pro 12 clash with third-placed Glasgow at Scotstoun, changing eigh(...)

It’s a sign of the times that we’re sitting here the week before Christmas and already it’s pretty obvious that there will be no Irish winner of the E(...)

Clermont’s Wesley Fofana puts in a tackle on Munster’s Peter O’Mahony. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne 26 Munster 19Regrets they’ll have a few after suffering their first back-to-back defeats but there was no shame in Munster’s defeat (...)

Munster’s CJ Stander on the attack against Clermont Auvergne in Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster on many, many occasions have turned seemingly hopeless situations into heroic, unfathomable victories.With Ronan O’Gara on board, even this gr(...)

Munster head coach Anthony Foley: “What we don’t want is to play the victim. We were well beaten by Clermont.”   Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Once Munster coach Anthony Foley dispensed a medical bulletin that charted the province’s injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s European Champions Cup seq(...)

 Clermont’s Fritz Lee leads the  celebrations  after the final whistle of the European Rugby Champions Cup match against Munster  at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne number eight Fritz Lee may be cited for repeatedly punching Munster captain Peter O’Mahony in the 10th minute of the 16-9 victory a(...)

Dave Kearney, in action here against Ospreys, is relishing the battle to win back the Ireland jersey he wore last season. Photograph: Ryan byrne/Inpho

Waiting for the ball is no longer a winger’s way. With their energy, physicality and willingness to seek conflict, Dave Kearney and Andrew Trimble bec(...)

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney is hoping to get more game-time against Georgia on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The IRFU have stemmed the tide. What could have been a flood of leading players departing for France has turned into a trickle. Johnny Sexton slipped (...)

 Ireland flanker Chris Henry has been diagnosed with a severe migraine. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Chris Henry’s illness and Jared Payne’s foot injury continue to cause the Irish management team and medical staff some concern, with the prognosis on (...)

Former Ireland under-20 centre Rory Scannell starts at number 12 for Munster. Photograph: Inpho.

  Cardiff Blues v Munster Arms Park, 5.15pm Sky Sports 2 Glancing ahead to the November internationals plenty can be inferred fro(...)