Munster’s Keith Earls celebrates scoring his side’s sixth try in the win against Connacht at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 42 Connacht 20Munster ended up with six tries and a bonus-point victory, skewed slightly by scoring three in the final eight minutes, although(...)

Connacht have made three teams to the team to face Cardiff on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last week’s try scorer Tiernan O’Halloran has retained his place for Connacht’s trip to Cardiff on Friday night, moving out to the wing to make space (...)

Tiernan O’Halloran will get his first start of the season at fullback in Sunday’s match at the Sportsground. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Coach Pat Lam has made two personnel changes to his Connacht side for a match the home side will be targeting. Treviso at the Sportsground on Sunday (...)

Tiernan O’Halloran will make his first Connacht start of the season against Bennetton Treviso on Sunday. Photograph:INPHO

Anthony Foley has made seven changes for Munster’s Pro 12 fixture against Glasgow Warriors at Musgrave Park on Saturday night. Denis Hurley is set to (...)

Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson scores his side’s first try against Newport Gwent Dragons during their  Pro12 clash at Rodney Parade. Photograph: Ian Cook/CameraSport/Inpho

Connacht secured the vital four points to maintain their grip on the sixth place in the Pro12 when edging 14-man Dragons at Rodney Parade. Connacht w(...)

Craig Ronaldson scored Connacht’s first try in their 30-25 Pro 12 win over the Dragons at Rodney Parade. (Photograph: INPHO/CameraSport/Ian Cook)

Newport Gwent Dragons 25 Connacht 30Connacht secured the vital four points to maintain their grip on the sixth place in the Pro 12 when edging 14-man (...)

Craig Ronaldson comes into the Connacht side at inside centre. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Dragons v Connacht Rodney Parade, Sunday 4.0pm Pat Lam will be hoping to halt Connacht’s recent Pro 12 run. Beaten in the last two matches away to Sc(...)

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(...)

Hooker Damien Varley made 121 appearances for Munster and won three caps for Ireland during his career. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster have confirmed the sad news that hooker Damien Varley has been forced to retire from rugby after failing to fully recover from a foot injury s(...)

Leinster scrumhalf Eoin Reddan in action during training at UCD. Photograph: Clive O’Donohoe/Inpho

The Leinster trio of Noel Reid, Richardt Strauss and Tom Denton have all been ruled out of Friday’s Guinness Pro 12 encounter with Zebre at the RDS du(...)