Munster’s Sean Dougall is tackled by Rhys before Paul O’Connell and Denis Hurley arrive to give a helping hand. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 14 Ospreys 19 Tonight’s defeat, their second in four games this season, leaves Munster at sixth in the Pro12 table, a point below next (...)

 Paul O’Connell plays against Zebre tomorrow night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will play his first competitive game for Munster this season in their Guinness Pro12 clash with Zebre at Thomond Park t(...)

 Andrew Smith makes his Munster debut tomorrow. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Munster have been unable to select short-term signing Eusebio Guinazu for tomorrow’s opening Pro 12 fixture against Edinburgh at Thomond Park.The Arg(...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland (right) was outstanding for the Irish team in the IRB Nations Cup Bucharest. Photograph: ©INPHO/FFR.RO

Ireland 51 Uruguay 3While not a procession like Friday’s dismissal of Russia, the Emerging Ireland team were always in control of their second Nations(...)

Leinster’s Mike McCarthy will captain the Emerging Ireland squad at the IRB  Nations Cup in June. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Five full internationals have been named in a 26-strong Emerging Ireland squad for the three game IRB Nations Cup in Romania in mid-June.Connacht’s Da(...)

Conor Murray and Ian Keatley receive instructions from Munster head coach Rob Penney during training this week. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster have drafted Conor Murray, Keith Earls, CJ Stander and BJ Botha back into their starting line-up for tomorrow night’s Rabo Pro12 semi-final in(...)

Ulster’s Michael Heaney avoids the tackles of Munster’s Casey Laulala and Felix Jones to score a try during the RaboDirect Pro 12 game Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 17 Ulster 19: Ulster would have taken most of the encouragement and the plaudits from this encounter long before the end, but as it transpired(...)

Seán Dougall (left) and his Munster team-mates after their defeat to Toulon on Sunday.

With some degree of difficulty, one would imagine, Munster have to quickly turn their attention toward the Ra(...)

 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(...)

CJ Stander, man-of-the-match against Toulouse after coming on for Peter O’Mahony last weekend, will start tomorrow evening. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster have made a total of seven changes to the side that put Toulouse to the sword in the Heineken Cup last weekend as they switch their foc(...)