Rory Scannell: one of the young playes who has come to the fore with Munster during a tough campaign for the province. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Let’s hear it for the Guinness Pro12 then. Never before has there been so much at stake for the 22nd and last full round of fixtures which kick-off si(...)

Munster’s Johnny Holland kicks a penalty against Edinburgh:  “I was happy with my performance and it does give you the impetus to drive on.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In a season where dark clouds have gathered over Munster, one ray of light over the last month has been Johnny Holland. The late developing 24-year-(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo scores a try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 27 Edinburgh 19 The faithful turned up and Munster’s bravery was rewarded. Playing with more ambition and cutting edge, Munster were full val(...)

Connacht’s Jason Harris-Wright, Andrew Browne, Bundee Aki and Eoin McKeon celebrate after beating Munster. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 35 Munster 14 When the heat came on, there was simply no ignoring form and home advantage. Roared on by all four sides of the ground on a pe(...)

 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(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley retains faith in the relatively inexperienced Johnny Holland at outhalf. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht v Munster, The Sportsground, Galway, Saturday 7.15pm (Live on Sky Sports and TG4)   How times have changed. Connacht host Munste(...)

Leinster’s Devin Toner battles with Billy Holland of Munster during the Pro12 game at the Sviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Leinster 16 Try: Sexton. Con: Sexton. Pens: Sexton 3. Munster 13 Try: J Holland. Con: J Holland. Pens: J Holland 2. Familiarity with each oth(...)

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(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo runs in for a try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Zebre at  Thomond Park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 47 Zebre 0 Munster got their Pro 12 campaign back on track at Thomond Park with an expected victory over Zebre, which maintained their domi(...)

 Tommy O’Donnell returns to the backrow for Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster v Zebre Thomond Park, Friday, 7.0 Live on TG4 It doesn’t matter whether Munster are smarting from the nature of their defeat against the (...)