CJ Stander captains Munster in their crunch game against Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Anthony Foley has made five changes to his Munster side for Friday night’s Pro 12 fixture against Edinburgh. The game at Musgrave Park will be the (...)

Simon Zebo shelters behind Niall Scannell and John Ryan during Munster’s training session at   UL. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster’s bid to kick on into the Pro12 play-offs has been boosted by the return of Ireland winger Simon Zebo for their clash with Dragons this weeken(...)

Anthony Foley has made six changes to his Munster side for Sunday’s trip to play Treviso. Photograph: Inpho

Anthony Foley has made six changes to his Munster side for Sunday’s Pro 12 trip to play Treviso. Munster have slipped to a lowly eigth place in the(...)

Joe Schmidt: hoping for positive  news about Jared Payne  after Tuesday training. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt should be in a position this afternoon to make a decision on his playing resources ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations Champions(...)

Prop John Ryan has signed a new three-year deal at Munster and will start away to Treviso on Sunday. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Prop John Ryan and lock Donnacha Ryan come into the Munster pack as head coach Anthony Foley makes two changes from the side that beat Stade Francais (...)

Empty spaces evident at Thomond Park as Ian Keatley attempts a conversion against Stade Francais last week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Arnold Schwarzenegger claims that “legends are not born”. The Austrian should know; as a professional bodybuilder and winner of Mr Universe at 20 alo(...)

Rory Best: Candidacy will not have been harmed by reports of his half-time rallying call which contributed to Ulster’s comeback from 23-0 down to win in Oyannax . Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rory Best is the odds-on favourite to be named as the next captain of the Irish rugby team when Joe Schmidt announces a squad of around 36 or 37 playe(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo celebrates his try with Francis Saili and Rory Scannell in their Champions Cup win over Stade Francais. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 26 Stade Francais 13 There’s still fire in the Munster belly after all. This redemptory bonus point win will have little tangible effect on(...)

Stade Francais’ Josaia Raisuqe received a red card for contact with the eye area of Munster’s CJ Stander during the Champions Cup game at Stade Jean Bouin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Stade Francais 27 Munster 7 Munster didn’t just suffer a third successive pool defeat for the first time in their proud European history. This was a (...)

Leinster’s Eoin Reddan and Munster’s Andrew Conway are upended during the sides’ Pro12 clash in Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

At half-time Munster had 96 carries to Leinster’s 44, but the score was 7-10 in Leinster’s favour. The wind had a hand in this, as did Munster’s miss (...)