Ian Keatley’s impressive form, despite Munster troubles in Europe, sees him glide past Ian Madigan in the outhalf pecking order. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho 5:20

Ireland go to Rome without their two best players, Johnny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip, yet confidence is the overriding feeling ahead of the Six Nations (...)

Munster  strike runner  Simon Zebo will be seeing more of Glasgow Warriors’  Sean Maitland and Peter Murchie in tonight’s RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final at Scotstoun. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sentiment is rarely afforded more than standing room in professional sport, a place in the wings, far removed from centre stage. Munster won’t have co(...)

 Peter O’Mahony. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney has made five changes to the Munster team for tomorrow’s Heineken Cup game against Gloucester in Thomond Park (6.0).Johne Mur(...)