Les Kiss: delighted to get the security in the long term and is focused on next year. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

In addition to confirming that Neil Doak will be Ulster’s head coach on a full-time basis, the IRFU has also announced that Les Kiss will resume his d(...)

‘I don’t think beating our chest and roaring and shouting will do us any favours at the weekend’ - Munster head coach   Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Ticket sales may not be in keeping with recent seasons. Munster, especially, are in far from confident or fluent form, and their casualty list has (...)

 Munster’s Keith Earls (right) will be out for up to four months. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Keith Earls will undergo surgery on his right knee this afternoon following a consultation with a specialist in London yesterday.He is the latest Iris(...)

Leinster’s Seán O’Brien in action against Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow, earlier this month in the sides’ Guinness Pro12 rugby clash. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán O’Brien will see a specialist this week with regard to an ongoing shoulder problem, which, although officially little is being made of it, must (...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley attempts to swerve the attention of the Edinburgh fullback at Thomand Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s commencement address to the University of Southern California in 2009 was built around his six rules of success. Concerning hi(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley: gets his first chance at playing his full-strength side. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster will roll out their big guns for Zebre on Friday night as coach Anthony Foley goes in search of his first home win.Paul O’Connell, Conor Murra(...)

Coach Anthony Foley with several Munster players at a squad training session at  CIT, Cork. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster’s injury woes are mounting ahead of the start of the new season with news that Keith Earls has suffered a knee injury that will sideline him (...)

Simon Zebo in action against Ulster at  Thomond Park, Limerick. The Munster winger will start against Glasgow on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Munster have been given a boost ahead of Friday’s RaboDirect Pro 12 semi-final away to Glasgow Warriors with winger Simon Zebo declared fit to play.Ze(...)

Munster coach Rob Penney (right): questioned the value for Irish rugby of Connacht signing major international stars. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney has claimed that Connacht have an unfair advantage in signing big foreign imports because they do not face the same restricti(...)

 JJ Hanrahan trained separately from the Munster team with physio Colm Fuller during the week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan has made a miraculous recovery from a torn groin to take his place among the replacements for the Irish province’s Heinek(...)