Munster’s Dave O’Callaghan claims the ball during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Scarlets 25 Munster 22 Munster let a 10-point lead slip as Steven Shingler’s last-gasp penalty condemned them to a first defeat of the season in the G(...)

Tommy O’Donnell returns to the Munster starting line up for Saturday’s Pro 12 fixture against Scarlets. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Anthony Foley has named eight changes to his Munster side for Saturday’s game away at Scarlets, with the some of the province’s international cohort r(...)

Scarlets 32 Connacht 14Connacht’s top six qualification hopes were give a sobering shake-up when they were comprehensively outgunned by fellow hopeful(...)

Vern Cotter: “For us, it is about being able to get fast ball, play a high tempo, keep them moving. That’s our basic game plan.” Photograph: Inpho

It’s easy to see how Vern Cotter and Joe Schmidt worked as a partnership. Unannounced and apologetically, we came at the 51-year-old New Zealan(...)

Andrew Goodman: ‘I love the environment here, learning off some of the best players in the world.’

Joe Schmidt’s phone call was a game-changer for Andrew Goodman. He was working for the Tasman Rugby Union in New Zealand in rugby development (...)

Clermont Auvergne’s Napolioni Nalaga scores his side’s try during the Heineken Cup semi-final at Stade de la Mosson in  Montpellier. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Clermont 16 Munster 10: In many, many ways this was a better Munster performance than their epic quarter-final win against Harlequins. The Stade de(...)