Brian O’Driscoll and Leo Cullen: “For all the players that came and went over 15 years those two remained crucial.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Many moons ago, all the way back in 1999, I wondered, in conversation with Matt Williams, were we already becoming too reliant on the amazing Brian(...)

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(...)

The Munster squad training in Limerick yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy /Inpho.

Munster coach Rob Penney believes that his scrum-half Conor Murray will not be sanctioned when he appears before a disciplinary committee in Cardiff t(...)

 Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip on his way to scoring a try against Glasgow in the RaboDirect Pro12 play-off at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 17 Glasgow Warriors 15: Leinster stayed on course for the double after S(...)

In Niko Matawalu Glasgow have a speedster who could turn your blood inside out

Last weekend’s performances by the Scarlets and Glasgow Warriors confirm the table rarely lies, with the Scots the more threatening visitors t(...)

Leinster's Ian Madigan runs in for a try against Glasgow last Saturday night. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” This Chinese proverb has exercised my thoughts regarding(...)