Empty spaces evident at Thomond Park as Ian Keatley attempts a conversion against Stade Francais last week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Arnold Schwarzenegger claims that “legends are not born”. The Austrian should know; as a professional bodybuilder and winner of Mr Universe at 20 alo(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo celebrates his try with Francis Saili and Rory Scannell in their Champions Cup win over Stade Francais. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 26 Stade Francais 13 There’s still fire in the Munster belly after all. This redemptory bonus point win will have little tangible effect on(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is attracting the interest of clubs like Toulouse while tighthead prop Marty Moore is leaving Leinster for Wasps in the English Premiership. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“I mean, let’s look at the margins that they’re losing these games by. No one’s being blown off the park.” – David Nucifora, the IRFU Performance Dire(...)

Munster supporters may baulk at the idea of renaming Thomond Park but the windfall could assist in the province’s recruitment drive. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster Rugby’s decision to employ a consultant to examine the feasibility and provide direction in trying to sell the naming rights of Thomond Park (...)

James Cronin has signed a new three-year deal at Munster. Mike Sherry has also signed a new deal at the province. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Munster have completed the signing of frontrow duo James Cronin and Mike Sherry on new contracts. It was not all good news for the province, with con(...)

Mike Sherry: “I am playing in front of Munster supporters. It doesn’t matter if we are out of Europe or we got hockeyed the week before. We have got everything to play for.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Even a victory will not redeem the worst run of pool defeats Munster have ever suffered in Europe. This has left them with nothing to play for but the(...)

Simon Zebo may be the next Munster player to go and ply his trade elsewhere. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

According to the IRFU’s High Performance Director, David Nucifora, the Irish provinces are not under-performing. In his pre-Christmas briefing at the(...)

Stade Francais’ Josaia Raisuqe received a red card for contact with the eye area of Munster’s CJ Stander during the Champions Cup game at Stade Jean Bouin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Stade Francais 27 Munster 7 Munster didn’t just suffer a third successive pool defeat for the first time in their proud European history. This was a (...)

Leinster centre Garry Ringrose makes the break for Isa Nacewa’s early try in the Guinness Pro12 game at Thomond park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

We will get to the enduring brilliance of Seánie O’Brien but this story must begin at the weaving feet of Garry Ringrose. Andrew Conway might have (...)

Munster’s Mike Sherry and Francis Saili grapple with  Ben Youngs of Leicester during the European  Champions Cup round four tie at Welford Road, Leicester. Photograph: Inpho

Four defeats in a row would test the nerve of any team, and Munster are no different. As they licked their wounds and boarded an early morning flight (...)