Connacht’s 24-year-old prop Finlay Bealham left Ulster to go west in 2011 when he was offered a place in the province’s academy. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

It’s becoming mantra-like now and not only do all of Connacht’s players play as one but speak as one too. This is a squad that are playing and talkin(...)

 Niyi Adeolokun scores Connacht’s third try despite the tackle of Munster’s  Darren Sweetnam during the Guinness Pro 12 game at The Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 35 Munster 14 In a season of memories and landmarks, Connacht didn’t so much complete their first ever seasonal double over Munster rivals b(...)

Leinster’s Eoin Reddan and Munster’s Andrew Conway in aerial battle during the sides’ last Pro12 league meeting in December, which Leinster won. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

They’ve had bigger games. They’ve had bigger crowds. But Leinster and Munster have rarely encountered each other in such acute need for league points.(...)

Anthony Foley has made six changes to his Munster side for Sunday’s trip to play Treviso. Photograph: Inpho

Anthony Foley has made six changes to his Munster side for Sunday’s Pro 12 trip to play Treviso. Munster have slipped to a lowly eigth place in the(...)

Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell in action for Ireland during the Six Nations game against France at the Stade de France last week. Photograph: Getty.

Glasgow Warriors v Munster, Kilmarnock (7.35pm, live on Sky Sports 5) A meeting of the teams that contested last season’s Guinness Pro12 final, whe(...)

Dave O’Callaghan: returns at openside flanker for Munster against Ospreys. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

For both sides it’s a matter of who can patch up better. Munster have five on international duty while Ospreys have eight. In that pre-game match up (...)

Munster head coach Anthony Foley has named his team to play Ospreys on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster head coach Anthony Foley has made four changes to the side that defeated Zebre for this Sunday’s visit of Ospreys . Three of those changes a(...)

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(...)

Francis Saili in action as Munster defeat Treviso 28-5 in Italy in the last round of European Champions Cup games. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Treviso 5 Munster 28 Not to be another name on the their wall. That was the request and that’s what Munster head coach Anthony Foley got from his si(...)

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(...)