Simon Zebo goes over for Munster’s opening try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against  Benetton Treviso at Musgrave Park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 30 Treviso 19Munster maintained their challenge for a home semi-final with a 30-19 bonus point victory over Benetton Treviso at Musgrave Park.(...)

Bath’s Sam Burgess: his tackle technique is a cross between Trevor Brennan and a dumper truck. Photo:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Hollywood actor and co-owner of South Sydney Rabbitohs Russell Crowe defines him as the ‘sparkly eyed man’ where ‘those sparkly eyed men carve their (...)

Simon Zebo has returned from international duty to the Munster team. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster have named a strong side for the visit of Connacht on Saturday evening with Simon Zebo and Tommy O’Donnell both named in their starting fiftee(...)

Donnacha Ryan returns to the Munster matchday squad. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish international Donnacha Ryan has been included in a matchday Munster squad for the first time this season.Head Coach Anthony Foley has made just (...)

Ireland’s Tommy O’Donnell is available to play for Munster against Scarlets in Wales today. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

With some international and fringe players coming back from Joe Schmidt’s Irish squad and others returning from injury and illness, Anthony Foley tra(...)

Tommy O’Donnell returns to the Munster starting line up for Saturday’s Pro 12 fixture against Scarlets. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Anthony Foley has named eight changes to his Munster side for Saturday’s game away at Scarlets, with the some of the province’s international cohort r(...)

Ian Keatley and Keith Earls have been named in Munster’s team for tomorrow night’s game against Cardiff Blues. (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Munster v Cardiff Blues, Musgrave Park (7.35, live on TG4)Munster will be hoping to celebrate their return to the newly refurbished Cork venue with a (...)

Munster welcome back Keith Earls for his first start of the season, after two appearances off the bench. Photograph: James Crombie/ Inpho

If nothing else, this will be a significant test of Munster’s professionalism and of the extent of their supporters’ loyalty. Such has been their cons(...)

 Munster’s Paul O’Connell is hit hard by Saracens number eight  Billy Vunipola at Allianz Park.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Saracens 33 Munster 10It was hard to describe this as the day the light went out because in truth Munster barely flickered. Saracens dominated for lon(...)

Keith Earls could play part for Munster against Saracens. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inphi

In weeks like this, it can’t be easy being a Munster player, or a new head coach come to think of it. They have a rich heritage in Europe, and arguabl(...)