Flanker Jordan Coghlan makes his first start for Munster in the Guinness Pro 12 clash away to the Scarlets. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has noted how Scarlets have managed to win all four opening games despite scoring just seven tries this season. Bot(...)

Ian Keatley was the man-of-the-match as Munster’s late show was enough to get them past Cardiff Blues in Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Munster 35 Cardiff 27 Munster moved top of the Pro12 when they maintained their winning start to the season despite twice falling ten points be(...)

Number eight Dan Leavy is one of eight Leinster Academy graduates who will take up professional contracts, seven of those with Leinster, with Jordan Coghlan moving to Munster. Photograph:    Dan Sheridan/Inpho

All eight Leinster Academy graduates will take up professional rugby contracts in the coming season, seven of those with the province. Carlow brothers(...)

Former Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes has signed  a three-year extension to his deal with Clermont Auverne. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The list of contenders for the position of Leinster head coach is diminishing by the day following the confirmation that Clermont Auvergne assistant c(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw  takes a high ball despite the attempts of England’s   Alex Goode to score a try during the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland 19 England 9A strangely comprehensive dismissal of England, to end a four game losing streak dating back to 2011, this will be remembered as t(...)

Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

Fergal Walsh of Terenure is tackled by the UCD duo of Emmet McMahon and Ross Byrne during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at Lakelands Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Terenure College’s mid-season slump continued at Lakelands Park on Saturday as they were outgunned 33-24 by U(...)

Cathal Marsh: kicked seven penalties in St Mary’s victory over Young Munster at Templeville Road. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Old Belvedere were the main movers in Ulster Bank League Division 1A on Saturday, climbing two places to fifth as Josh Glynn’s impressive 17-point tal(...)

Jordan Coghlan will start at inside centre for Leinster in their opening pre-season game against the Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has named a youthful selection for the opening game of the pre-season away to Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on(...)

Jason Harris-Wright in action for his first school, Presentation College, Bray in the Leinster Schools Junior Cup final against Blackrock College in 2004. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Then came a Harris-Wright cameo. The number eight swatted off two would-be tacklers before stepping inside – it seemed like the whole covering Bla(...)