James Cronin: “I was happy enough to sign for Munster for three years. If you’re playing well in any sport you’re going to be wanted and luckily for me I was wanted at home.”

James Cronin is content for rugby to be at the kernel of any conversation or more specifically that any focus relates to his exploits on the pitch rat(...)

Not only does Simon Zebo “put bums on seats”, as Conor Murray said last week, but he sells shirts, as well as scores tries.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fears that the departure of Ian Madigan and Marty Moore would precipitate further exits have been allayed. The flood has been stemmed to a trickle. (...)

Simon Zebo has signed a new deal at Munster, the IRFU has confirmed. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Simon Zebo has signed a two year deal that will see him remain with Munster until at least June 2018, the IRFU has confirmed. Zebo is the latest of a(...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley is tackled by Kelly Haimona of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 12  in  Parma. Photograph:  Francesca Soli/Inpho

Zebre 12 Munster 16 If this season is ever to be recalled by Munster historians any self-respecting recounting might be inclined to gloss over the 80(...)

Darren Sweetnam will make his for competitive appearance for Munster against Zebre. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Guninness Pro12 League Zebre v Munster Stadio Lanfranchi, Saturday, 2.0pm TG4 Former Cork intercounty hurler, schools hockey international and Ir(...)

Keith Earls is reported to be joining Saracens from Munster. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland and Munster back Keith Earls is on the verge of completing a move to English Premiership leaders Saracens, according to reports in the Irish I(...)

Ian Keatley applauds Munster’s travelling support after his side’s bonus point win against Treviso. Photograph: Inpho

Treviso 5 Munster 28 Munster finished their European Champions Cup campaign with a flourish in a bonus-point 28-5 triumph at Benetton Treviso. Early(...)

Ulster’s Nick Williams in action against Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Maybe it’s the relative lack of Irish interest, but the final weekend of what is now the European Champions Cup somehow used to seem more fun. Mathe(...)

Munster head of fitness Aled Walters and head coach Anthony Foley during training at University of Limerick this week. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Champions Cup: Treviso v Munster, Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Sunday, 1.0pm (BT Sport) This matters, honest. It matters because Munster are back her(...)

Prop John Ryan has signed a new three-year deal at Munster and will start away to Treviso on Sunday. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Prop John Ryan and lock Donnacha Ryan come into the Munster pack as head coach Anthony Foley makes two changes from the side that beat Stade Francais (...)