Darren Sweetnam will make his Munster senior debut.  James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has named a team with an extended list of replacements for his first game in charge of the province, the pre-season friend(...)

 Paul O’Connell returns to the Munster starting line-up for tonight’s Pro12 encounter with Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Plenty of eyes will be on this one, not just the anticipated near full house for Connacht’s first home game since March 1st as all the other te(...)

Peter O’Mahony has recovered from injury to start against Toulouse.

Peter O’Mahony has been passed fit to lead out Munster when they meet the four-time champions Toulouse in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cu(...)

Conor Murray: now a very important cog in the Munster machine. Photograph: inpho

Munster v Edinburgh, Tomorrow, Thomond Park 12.45pm (Sky Sports) A year on and same time, same place. Munster are again hosts in the penultimat(...)

Ulster forwards Rory Best, Callum Black and Dan Tuohy arrive for training at  Pirrie Park in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland hooker Rory Best will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool 5 decider away to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (...)

Donnacha Ryan is put through his paces at training earlier this week. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Donnacha Ryan will make his first appearance for Munster since October when Rob Penney’s side bid for back-to-back wins against Perpignan at the Stade(...)

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 (...)

Ian Keatley to return for Munster against Ospreys. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

A summit meeting between the League’s top two sides might normally have set the pulses racing, all the more so given the historical edge between th(...)

If it’s tea-time on a Saturday, with the darkness descending forebodingly, the floodlights illuminating Thomond Park, an English side in town, a febri(...)

Munster  coach Rob Penney with James Cronin during training. “Jimmy is making great progress. He is a mobile, athletic young man with a massive motor and a great deal of desire,” says Penney. Photograph: Inpho

Gone are the days down Munster way when the scrum call “Titanic” is a viable option. What did the great ocean liner do? Sank to the sea bed. The refer(...)