Munster’s Peter O’Mahony has signed a three year contract to remain with his home province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s been a tough week for Munster with hooker Damien Varley being forced to retire from rugby after failing to fully recover from a foot injury and R(...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony says he hopes to bring the “long and slow” process of contract negotiations to a close as soon as possible, but he rema(...)

Keith Earls in action during a Munster training session at CIT in Cork on Tuesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster are set to find out on Wednesday if a couple of their Lions and other key men are available for this weekend’s Pro 12 trip to play Zebre as th(...)

Pat Howard returns to the Munster midfield for the Pro12 trip to play Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has rung the changes to his league leading side for the Pro 12 clash with third-placed Glasgow at Scotstoun, changing eigh(...)

 Clermont’s Fritz Lee leads the  celebrations  after the final whistle of the European Rugby Champions Cup match against Munster  at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne number eight Fritz Lee may be cited for repeatedly punching Munster captain Peter O’Mahony in the 10th minute of the 16-9 victory a(...)

Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne will start in the centre together against South Africa. Photograph: Inpho 5:07

The dawn of a new era then for Irish centre play. Joe Schmidt has acted accordingly.The line of questioning, obviously, revolved around the Ireland c(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan clashes with Felix Jones and James Coughlan of Munster during the Pro 12 match at the  Aviva Stadium last March. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster v Munster Aviva Stadium, Saturday 6.30pm, Live Sky Sports 2 It’s disrespectful to all others to say the annual early autumn run-in betwe(...)

 Munster’s Peter O’Mahony holds his injured shoulder at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony underwent a scan today, the result of which will be reviewed by a specialist tomorrow to determine whether he wi(...)

Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll leaves the field against Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire 2:58

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor insisted Brian O’Driscoll’s injury was nothing to fear after the Leinster centre gingerly left the field late in t(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt and captain Paul O’Connell at today’s team announcement at Carton House. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Luke Marshall or Gordon D’Arcy debate; a natural inside centre or a brilliant rugby player with a wealth of experience continues. “Gordon had a li(...)