Outstanding: South African CJ Stander, who will be eligible to play for Ireland after the World Cup, shows off one of the seven man-of-the-match awards he has won this season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He’s the man now. The man with nine tries to his name this season. A hoarder of seven man-of-the-match awards this season. Munster’s first overseas pl(...)

Peter O’Mahony has been ruled out of Munster’s Pro 12 final against Glasgow on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Munster have sustained two heavy losses ahead of the Pro 12 final against Glasgow as Peter O’Mahony and Conor Murray are ruled out through injury. (...)

Paul O’Connell with Conor Murray: the scrum-half remains is awaiting the results of a scan into his medial cruciate ligament injury, which he picked up in Munster’s 21-18 victory over the Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conor Murray remains Munster’s biggest concern ahead of next Sunday’s Guinness Pro12 final and seasonal climax in the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.The(...)

Munster will again look to get to grips with Ospreys’ Rhys Webb, who has been one of the form half-backs of the PRO12 season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Two long-standing Irish-Welsh rivals, and two organisations desperately hungry for some silverware. The three-time champions against the four-time cha(...)

Peter O’Mahony returns to the Munster side for their Pro 12 play-off semi-final against the Ospreys. Photogrpah: Inpho

Captain Peter O’Mahony and Simon Zebo both return to the Munster side for their Pro 12 semi final against Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday. O’Mahon(...)

For the Thomond Park x-factor to come into play on Saturday, Anthony Foley admits there will need to be a good deal more supporters in situ come the less than ideal 2.30pm kick-off.

Time was when the prospect of an end-of-season play-off at Thomond Park would have whet the juices like no other fixture and next Saturday’s Guinness(...)

Peter Stringer hopes to finish the season on a high with Bath in the Aviva Premiership. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Enjoying a fruitful Indian summer to his career and one game away from a Premiership final, Peter Stringer remains as “excited” as ever about the pro(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley appeared to have no luck at all in the early stages of the season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s been a tough first season for Anthony Foley and his newly assembled, indigenous coaching ticket. The leaked email intended for the management whi(...)

Anthony Foley’s Munster have recovered well from Champions Cup disappointment. Photograph: Inpho

It may not be the fortress of old but Anthony Foley will gladly take Thomond Park and all it brings on Saturday. He projects that wise, calm Munster (...)

Ian Keatley will win his 100th Munster cap against the Dragons. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Guinness Pro12 Munster v Dragons Musgrave Park, Saturday, 3pm. TG4 Mindful that no team has ever won a semi-final away from home, Munster(...)