Munster’s CJ Stander scores their second try of the game Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 32 Benetton Treviso 7 Munster got there in the end. It wasn’t pretty and it took until the 76th minute for the Irish province to secure(...)

 Anthony Foley’s side should pick up a bonus point against Treviso. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Champions Cup opening salvo proves there’s always a new mountain to climb even if the provinces are still paying that heavy World Cup toll. Let’s (...)

Simon Zebo moves to fullback for Munster’s Guinness Pro 12 trip to play Edinburgh on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley is able to call upon a number of Ireland internationals as they make their first appearance of the season for the provi(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo scores his side’s  fifth try of the Pro12 game against Ulster at  Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Munster assistant coach Brian Walsh said it is inevitable that any of their star players coming out of contract will be linked to moves to other clubs(...)

Simon Zebo starts for Munster against Ulster at Thomond Park on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Simon Zebo starts on the right wing for Munster on Friday night as they take on Ulster in the season’s first inter-provincial clash at Thomond Park. A(...)

Paul O’Connell’s World Cup has been ended by a hamstring injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jack McGrath “It’s very sad that the injuries happened. Everyone was a bit down after the game. We’ve got the quality there with the guys who have com(...)

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell is braced for a physical encounter with italy at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland expect to be “battered up front and pushed to the limit” by Italy in Sunday’s crucial World Cup encounter at London’s Olympic Stadium. Captain(...)

He’s always had wheels. He’s always had the footwork to beat the first tackler. He’s always had a good skills-set and an eye for the try-line. Now,(...)

 Keith Earls and Simon Zebo were two of Ireland’s standout performers in their 44-10 win over Romania at Wembley. Photograph: Reuters

Another bonus point victory with the 44-10 over Romania and the only caveat in injury terms, appears to be a glute issue sustained by replacement Rob (...)

Devin Toner and Keith Earls celebrate after Earls scored Ireland’s opening try of the Rugby World Cup pool match against Romania. Photo: Andrew Coulridge/Reuters

What do Devin Toner, Chris Henry and Tommy Bowe have in common? Not so long ago they were certain starters in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland team. The problem (...)