Former Munster and Ireland rugby player Ronan O’Gara (above) and his wife Jessica have reached a settlement with a luxury kitchen company that had taken a civil action against them. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Former Munster and Ireland rugby player Ronan O’Gara and his wife Jessica have reached a settlement with a luxury kitchen company that had taken a civ(...)

Jonathan Sexton at yesterday’s press briefing in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jonathan Sexton said that a deadline has not been set on contract talks with Racing Metro 92, but he is hopeful the process is wrapped up before too (...)

As Leinster applied the finishing touches to their playing roster for next season without disclosing how long each player has signed for, Johnny Sexto(...)

 Toulon’s Bryan Habana is tackled by Munster’s Simon Zebo during the Heineken Cup semi-final. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

For the Irish provinces, April is indeed becoming the cruellest month. Ulster, Leinster and latterly Munster all bade adieu to the Heineken Cup(...)

Simon Zebo:  Munster need a confident start against Toulon in their Heinkecn Cup semi-final at the Stade Velodrome. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

One of the common themes emerging from the Munster camp is of learning from lessons past, and especially last year’s Heineken Cup 16-10 semi-fi(...)

Paul O’Connell will captain Munster, in the absence of Peter O’Mahony, against Toulon in the Heineken Cup semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Facing up their ninth away semi-final out of 11, and their seventh away to a French team, Paul O’Connell was adopting his classically downbeat mode(...)

Dejected John Langford (left) and  Peter Clohessy at the end of the 2000 Heineken Cup final against Northampton. Defeat hurt Munster, naturally, but arguably gave them the hunger to keep coming back until they won the competition, in 2006 and 2008.  Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

It’s hard not to feel a little poignant about the closing stages of the last Heineken Cup as we know it. The competition has been especially b(...)

Winning line-up: Richie McCaw and the New Zealand squad with the Rugby World Cup trophy in 2011. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Photosport/Inpho

TV3 has secured the rights to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Only TV3 appears pleased by this. Judging by the reaction, many rugby fans couldn’t hav(...)

Munster coach Rob Penney oversees training at University of Limerick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster are clearly not suffering any hangover from the dismal 22-5 home defeat to Glasgow Warriors ahead of two (...)

Ulster will decide today whether to appeal the two-week suspension Jared Payne received for the “reckless act” that injured Al(...)