Munster’s Francis Saili runs in for a try in the pre-season match against London Irish at Musgrave Park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 21 London Irish 15 Andrew Conway sparkled for Munster with two tries, while Francis Saili ran in a brilliant first try for the province in a p(...)

Ireland’s Michael Bent is tackled by Scotland’s Grant Gilchrist during the World Cup warm-up match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo Niall Carson/PA

The Ireland management will be keeping a close eye on the performances of Michael Bent and Gordon D’Arcy in tonight’s pre-season friendly against Mose(...)

Munster’s Shane Monahan is tackled by  Bundee Aki of Connacht during their pre-season friendly at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: I npho

Connacht 28 Munster 12 Kieran Marmion caught the eye with a dominant 40 minutes as two first-half tries must have him back in Joe Schmidt’s Wor(...)

Hooker Mike Sherry will make his first start for Munster since November 2013 in the pre-season game against Connacht at Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland international hooker Mike Sherry will make his first appearance for Munster in almost two years in Friday night’s pre-season game against Conn(...)

Simon Zebo took his try total for season to eight in first half of Saturday’s Pro12 rugby match against Treviso. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 30 Treviso 19 This will not be the first time Munster head into a key game at the business end of the season on the back of a stutteri(...)

Donnacha Ryan making his first Munster start since March 2014. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As significant as this match is in Munster’s quest for a home semi-final, and indeed Treviso’s battle with Zebre for a place in next season’s Champio(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Donnacha Ryan makes his return to the Munster squad after a year of rehabilitation with a foot injury.

  Ospreys v Munster Saturday, Liberty Stadium, 2.40 Sky Sports 1 Professional sport rarely accommodates sentiment during a match (...)

Donnacha Ryan could return after 12 months out in Munster’s clash with Ospreys. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

A curious twist to the fixtures schedule for the Pro12 sees all four Irish provinces head to Wales this weekend but Munster coach Anthony Foley does n(...)