Paul O’Connell plays against Zebre tomorrow night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will play his first competitive game for Munster this season in their Guinness Pro12 clash with Zebre at Thomond Park t(...)

 Andrew Smith makes his Munster debut tomorrow. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Munster have been unable to select short-term signing Eusebio Guinazu for tomorrow’s opening Pro 12 fixture against Edinburgh at Thomond Park.The Arg(...)

Craig Clarke in action against Leinster during this season’s RaboDirect Pro 12 clash at the Showgrounds. 	Photograph: Inpho

Craig Clarke’s retirement from rugby was confirmed yesterday by Connacht. The 30-year-old New Zealander was stood down after the Saracens match in Jan(...)

 Leinster’s  Mike McCarthy (right) is out of the Emerging Ireland squad. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster’s Mike McCarthy had been ruled out of the Emerging Ireland squad for the IRB Nations Cup in Romania due to a calf injury.McCarthy will be rep(...)

CJ Stander, man-of-the-match against Toulouse after coming on for Peter O’Mahony last weekend, will start tomorrow evening. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster have made a total of seven changes to the side that put Toulouse to the sword in the Heineken Cup last weekend as they switch their foc(...)

 Ger Slattery goes over in the corner for  Munster’s final try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho
Misfiring Munster get the job done
  • Rugby
  • February 15, 2014, 21:28

Munster 36 Zebre 8 Simon Zebo and Ger Slattery scored two tr(...)

Donnacha Ryan in Munster training at  UL Limerick  during the week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan will make his first appearance since the middle of December in Munster’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash at home to Zebre at (...)

Gerhard van den Heever will make his home debut for Munster on the right wing against the Scarlets at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pro 12 team news: South African winger Gerhard van den Heever will make his home debut and hooker Duncan Casey will start his first competitive Munste(...)

Ian Madigan will starts at outhalf in Leinster’s game against Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Heineken Cup team news: Leinster have made six changes from their last Heineken Cup outing against Castres for Saturday’s trip to take on Northampt(...)

Casey Laulala: one of only three Munster players to retain his place for game against Scarlets.

A lot may have gone in Munster’s favour in recent weeks but coach Rob Penney won’t have to look far for motivation this evening’s clash with Scarlets (...)