Munster’s CJ Stander on the attack against Clermont Auvergne in Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster on many, many occasions have turned seemingly hopeless situations into heroic, unfathomable victories.With Ronan O’Gara on board, even this gr(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony in a maul against Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

You don’t know how strong you are until strength is all you have left. After losing at the Stoop on Saturday, Leinster will have to dig deep tomorrow,(...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony: “If we play extremely well we’re always going to be hard to beat.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Peter O’Mahony eyes betrayed a flicker of animation as he answered a question about whether he’d like to be able to fast forward to kick-off time a(...)

Clermont Auvergne forwards coach Jono Gibbes: “We’ve looked in their eyes and they’ve looked in our eyes. Now we have to go back and evolve our strategy, maybe get some better lineout options.”  Photograph: Ian Kington/Afp/Getty Images

After ASM Clermont Auvergne’s 16-9 victory in Thomond Park last Saturday night we found a familiar face leaning against the changing room wall draped (...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony was singled out for punishment by Clermont Auvergne, according to Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

The overriding feeling leaving Limerick on Saturday evening was that Munster have no option next weekend but to combat this hugely intimidating ASM Cl(...)

Munster outhalf Ian Keatley, with James Cronin in support, is tackled by Nick Abendanon during Saturday evening’s match at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster 9 ASM Clermont Auvergne 16It ended as it always does in Limerick; with a heroic act. This time from Clermont Auvergne captain Damien Chouly.Mu(...)

Munster’s Denis Hurley and Pat Howard tackle Aurelien Rougerie of  Clermont Auvergne during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster 9 ASM Clermont Auvergne 16 Clermont Auvergne just provided a lesson to others on how to stack Thomond Park. The first French club to win in L(...)

Clermont Auvergne’s Wesley Fofana has the chance to get to grips with Paul O’Connell of Munster again at Thomond Park in the European Champions Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Munster v Clermont Auvergne Thomond Park, 5.30pm If it’s tea-time at Thomond on a Saturday night and the bearpit is heaving at the seams long befor(...)

Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring Chelsea’s second during their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last night.
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  • December 4, 2014, 08:38

Chelsea march onThe last time Tottenham Hotspur managed a win at Stamford Bridge was the same day it was announced Nelson Mandela would be released fr(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony: his side is seeking its 100th win in European rugby when Clermont visit Thomond Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Playing all their home games this season at Thomond Park while Musgrave Park is being redeveloped is one thing. Being compelled to play five of the si(...)