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 (...)

 Niyi Adeolokun scores Connacht’s third try despite the tackle of Munster’s  Darren Sweetnam during the Guinness Pro 12 game at The Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 35 Munster 14 In a season of memories and landmarks, Connacht didn’t so much complete their first ever seasonal double over Munster rivals b(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki tackled by Grenoble’s Nigel Hunt in the Challenge Cup quarter-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

While strolling out of the Clarion Hotel car park on Wednesday a ‘mature’ and stocky gentleman standing in front of the ticket machine, somewhat conf(...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock tries to curtail Conor Murray at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

By dint of completing their first Guinness Pro12 double over Munster since the 2012-13 season, not alone do Leinster retain the bragging rights and r(...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip tackles Munster’s Ian Keatley Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Dave Kilcoyne’s quick tap and Ian Keatley’s missed penalty kick appear to have snatched victory, or at least a draw, from Munster’s grasp. Anthony Fo(...)

Leinster’s Eoin Reddan and Munster’s Andrew Conway in aerial battle during the sides’ last Pro12 league meeting in December, which Leinster won. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

They’ve had bigger games. They’ve had bigger crowds. But Leinster and Munster have rarely encountered each other in such acute need for league points.(...)

Munster’s Francis Saili kicks through during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Cardiff Blues  at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Simon King/Inpho

Cardiff Blues 37 Munster 28 Munster lost ground on provincial rivals Ulster in the chase for a top four spot in the Guinness Pro12 with a 37-28 defea(...)

Belvedere celebrate their Leinster Schools Cup victory at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

Belvedere College 31 Cistercian College, Roscrea 7 It takes a special team to lose two finals yet return to beat Terenure, Blackrock, St Michael’s an(...)

Munster’s James Cronin scores the bonus point try in their Pro12 win over Newport Gwent Dragons. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 26 Newport Gwent Dragons 5 Dave Kilcoyne and his replacement James Cronin combined for three tries as Munster ran out 26-5 bonus-point winn(...)

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(...)