Paddy Butler scores Munster’s  third try in the Guinness Pro 12 play-off at  Thomond Park. Photo:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 21 Ospreys 18 Wild celebrations yes, but relief wasn’t the half of it as Munster nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory before then s(...)

Peter O’Mahony returns to the Munster side for their Pro 12 play-off semi-final against the Ospreys. Photogrpah: Inpho

Captain Peter O’Mahony and Simon Zebo both return to the Munster side for their Pro 12 semi final against Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday. O’Mahon(...)

Ospreys’ Dan Baker celebrates his try with teammates in defeat of Munster in Pro12. Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Ospreys 26 Munster 12 The Ospreys got their Guinness Pro12 play-off charge back on track with a 26-12 victory at the expense of fellow title contender(...)

Ulster’s Tommy Bowe is tackled by Ospreys’ Josh Matavesi at Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Ian Cook / Inpho

Ospreys 31 Ulster 20 Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb crossed twice as Ulster missed the chance to go top and Ospreys moved into pole position in the (...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki in action during the Guinness Pro12 game against the Ospreys at  Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Ospreys 26 Connacht 11Connacht failed to take advantage of an Ospreys side short of nine internationals as they produced something of a Halloween shoc(...)

Ospreys outhalf  Dan Biggar kicked 17 points against Treviso  at Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Toulon 28 Scarlets 18Toulon took over at the top of Pool 3 with a hard-fought win over Scarlets at Stade Felix Mayol. Tries from Matt Giteau, Maxime M(...)

Munster’s Sean Dougall is tackled by Rhys before Paul O’Connell and Denis Hurley arrive to give a helping hand. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 14 Ospreys 19 Tonight’s defeat, their second in four games this season, leaves Munster at sixth in the Pro12 table, a point below next (...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley tackled by Dragons’ Cory Hill  and  Owen Evans. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Dragons 14 Munster 18 Munster retained top spot in the RaboDirect Pro12 but only after Ian Keatley’s boot compensated for a scrappy display against Ne(...)

Leinster’s Andrew Goodman: set to make his seasonal bow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor could be forgiven if he indulged in a quick headcount to establish if he had enough players for Friday night’s RaboDirect(...)

Prop James Cronin scores Munster’s first try during the  RaboDirect Pro12 game against  Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave Park in Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 23 Dragons 9: Paul O’Connell made a successful return in Munster’s workmanlike RaboDirect Pro12 win over the Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave(...)