Leinster’s Shane Jennings was sidelined for 13 weeks after tearing his hamstring against Connacht. Photograph: Billy Stickland/inpho

One player hoping his name will be on Matt O’Connnor’s team when he names his Leinster side today is Shane Jennings. While the bulk of the internatio(...)

It’s a sign of the times that we’re sitting here the week before Christmas and already it’s pretty obvious that there will be no Irish winner of the E(...)

Ulster hooker Rory Best goes through his paces with the Ireland squad at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland approach their final Guinness Series Test in ruder health than Joe Schmidt and the management ticket might have envisaged. Saturday’s rendezv(...)

Nathan White brings great work rate to the Irish squad, according to scrum coach Greg Feek. Photograph: Inpho.

There was a touch of gallows humour in the manner in which Greg Feek borrowed a friend’s description to sum up a glut of injuries suggesting that “(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley: “I don’t think there’s ever been a score between Munster and Saracens, they’ve always between tight encounters.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The impact of Ian Keatley’s dramatic winner against Sale Sharks was felt immediately back home in Munster with almost ten times as many tickets bei(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander in Pro12 action against Scarlets at  Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Pool One: Sale Sharks v Munster AJ Bell Stadium, Saturday 1pm, Sky Sports 2 Anthony Foley is a strong enough character not to feel suffocat(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is stopped in his tracks by John Barclay and Rory Pitman of the Scarlets. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 17 Scarlets 6Munster have climbed to third in the overnight standings as they ground down the Scarlets at Thomond Park.Andrew Smith’s first ha(...)

One new face in the Leinster dressingroom will be Australian Rugby League Premiership Grand Final winner Ben Te’o. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

The logjam of Leinster players seeking daily medical attention may ease with news that Richardt Strauss, Noel Reid, Mike Ross, Jack McGrath, Marty Moo(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo and Leinster’s Rob Kearney battle for the ball during the Guinness Pro12 game at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It could be argued that Irish rugby needed a Munster win more. Another defeat to add to seven losses in a row to Leinster in the capital, along wit(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan clashes with Felix Jones and James Coughlan of Munster during the Pro 12 match at the  Aviva Stadium last March. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster v Munster Aviva Stadium, Saturday 6.30pm, Live Sky Sports 2 It’s disrespectful to all others to say the annual early autumn run-in betwe(...)