Former Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes has signed  a three-year extension to his deal with Clermont Auverne. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The list of contenders for the position of Leinster head coach is diminishing by the day following the confirmation that Clermont Auvergne assistant c(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony has signed a three year contract to remain with his home province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s been a tough week for Munster with hooker Damien Varley being forced to retire from rugby after failing to fully recover from a foot injury and 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(...)

Damien Varley pictured at Munster’s training session at UL Limerick on Tuesday on the day he announced his retirement  from rugby due to a foot injury. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland hooker Damien Varley has confirmed that he is to retire from rugby due to a foot injury.The 31-year-old Munster forward first suffered the inj(...)

Robin Copeland: may be facing surgery on a shoulder injury. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Robin Copeland’s hopes of making his Six Nations debut look like they will have to wait another year with his return from a shoulder injury now set to(...)

Jack Conan has been rewarded for a series of standout  displays for Leinster with a place in an extended 46-man Ireland and Wolfhounds squad. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Conan’s standout season with Leinster has been rewarded with a place in Joe Schmidt’s extended 46-man Ireland squad for the opening Six Nations g(...)

Keith Earls in action during a Munster training session at CIT in Cork on Tuesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster are set to find out on Wednesday if a couple of their Lions and other key men are available for this weekend’s Pro 12 trip to play Zebre as th(...)

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(...)