Munster’s Paul O’Connell is hit hard by Saracens number eight  Billy Vunipola at Allianz Park.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Saracens 33 Munster 10It was hard to describe this as the day the light went out because in truth Munster barely flickered. Saracens dominated for lon(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo was on the scoresheet against Zebre. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama / Inpho

Zebre 7 Munster 31Munster cruised to a sixth successive victory over Zebre to return to winning ways in the Guinness Pro 12.Following a 24-16 defeat a(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls returns after injury. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As their critical trek to Saracens looms on the horizon, Munster have been afforded a timely shot in the arm with the return to fitness of Keith Earl(...)

keith Earls has recovered from an injury sustained on Ireland duty and is in the Munster squad for the Pro 12 trip to Parma to play Zebre. (Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

Keith Earls has been named in the Munster squad for tomorrow’s trip to Italy to play Zebre, with James Cronin also coming back into the fold.Earls inj(...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland suffered a shoulder injury in the 28-13 win over Leinster at the weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Irish international Robin Copeland has been ruled out of Munster’s trip to Galway on Thursday and is doubtful for their crucial Champions Cup showdown(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway scores against his former province Leinster at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At the midway point in the Guinness Pro12, the first half of the festive derbies finds reigning champions Leinster outside the top four play-off posit(...)

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(...)

Clermont’s Wesley Fofana puts in a tackle on Munster’s Peter O’Mahony. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne 26 Munster 19Regrets they’ll have a few after suffering their first back-to-back defeats but there was no shame in Munster’s defeat (...)

 Noa Nakaitaci of Clermont Auvergne makes the break that led to his try during the European Rugby Champions Cup  match against Munster at Stade Marcel Michelin. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Clermont 26 Munster 19Munster skipper Peter O’Mahony accepts their European Champions Cup quarter-final qualification hopes rest in the hands of other(...)