Rory Scannell: one of the young playes who has come to the fore with Munster during a tough campaign for the province. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Let’s hear it for the Guinness Pro12 then. Never before has there been so much at stake for the 22nd and last full round of fixtures which kick-off si(...)

Leinster prop Marty Moore is close to a return from injury. Photograph: Inpho

Pretty much in a good place, says Girvan Dempsey about his squad’s recovering bodies. A little light shines on Leinster then this week. Dempsey’s s(...)

Ireland’s Seán O’Brien sustained a hamstring  injury in the Six Nations defeat to France in Paris at the start of February. Photograph:    Andrew Boyers/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Leinster are in line for a huge double boost ahead of their big derby clash away to Ulster on Saturday afternoon with international forwards Seán O’Br(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley retains faith in the relatively inexperienced Johnny Holland at outhalf. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht v Munster, The Sportsground, Galway, Saturday 7.15pm (Live on Sky Sports and TG4)   How times have changed. Connacht host Munste(...)

Rob Kearney will be back for Leinster’s Pro 12 clash with Glasgow on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster’s injury issues appearing to be clearing up appreciably with the confirmation that Rob Kearney will be back for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander is tackled by Rhys Ruddock of Leinster in 2014: Ruddock said will it be a good challenge to play against Stander. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Players will tell you they don’t overburden themselves concentrating on their opposite numbers. Believing in their own ability, Conor Murray won’t fre(...)

Kieran Marmion touches down to score Connacht’s try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Leinster at the  Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 7 Leinster 6 The Sportsground has possibly never heard a roar like the one which greeted Caolin Blade kicking the ball dead from his own i(...)

Leinster coach Girvan Dempsey remains confident Cian Healy and Seán O’Brien will regain the performance and fitness levels that allowed them play such(...)

Luke Fitzgerald could return for Leinster’s trip to play Connacht. Photograph: Inpho

Luke Fitzgerald is fully training and expected to feature as Leinster seek to remove Connacht from top of the Pro 12 at the Sportsground this Saturday(...)

Nathan White and Greig Laidlaw get involved as Donnacha Ryan and Conor Murray congratulate Ireland try scorer Devin Toner. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

To England the Grand Slam spoils, to Ireland a second successive win at the Aviva Stadium, thus maintaining a three-year unbeaten home record in the S(...)