Hooker Richardt Strauss will make his 100th appearance for Leinster in their Guinness Pro 12 game away to Munster at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho 4:16

Munster coach Anthony Foley has made eight changes to his side as they look to put an end to a three-match losing streak in the sold-out Guinness Pro (...)

 Munster’s Andrew Smith leaves the field against Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Munster will have to plan their escape from their Champions Cup pool without Australian Andrew Smith after the centre was ruled out of action for t(...)

Glasgow Warriors’ Jonny Gray goes over for the winning try in the Guinness Pro12 clash against Munster at  Scotstoun. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 21 Munster 18Munster will go into their Guinness Pro12 match against Leinster on Friday determined to address the reasons for a secon(...)

Paddy ‘Rala’ O’Reilly celebrates with the Ireland rugby team on there way back to Dublin after winning the Six Nations last season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paddy O’Reilly, or ‘Rala’ as the Irish rugby team calls him, has been Ireland’s bagman for the last 20 years and ‘Baggage Master’, an uppity title (...)

Paul O’Connell returns to Munster’s starting line up for tomorrow’s European Challenge Cup game against Clermont at Thomond Park

Munster welcome back captain Peter O’Mahony back to their starting line for tomorrow’s European Challenge Cup game against Clermont Auvergne at Thomon(...)

Munster’s Donncha O’Callaghan banned for two weeks.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Munster lock Donncha O’Callaghan will miss both European Champions Cup games against Clermont Auvergne after he was banned for two weeks for kicking S(...)

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar: his huge influence as an experienced international, a kicker and a physical scrumhalf has been particularly missed by Ulster.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former and current Ulster players will be attending the Service of Thanksgiving for Ireland and Lions outhalf, Jack Kyle, which takes place this afte(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado scored his first goal for the club since March as his side beat Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane
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  • December 1, 2014, 08:19

Saints back with a bump With Chelsea’s seemingly unstoppable march to the Premier league title stalling slightly on Saturday evening after a 0-(...)

Munster’s Donncha O’Callaghan celebrates at the final whistle against Ulster. Photograph: James Crombie

Donncha O’Callaghan has been called to account by the match citing commissioner Eddie Walsh for an incident in the 41st minute of Munster’s 21-(...)

Donncha O’Callaghan will lead the team in a pack that shows a slight reshuffle in the backrow. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has made five changes from the side that secured a bonus point victory over the Dragons for their Guinness Pro12 clash wit(...)