Rodney Ah You relaxs in Resistancia ahead of today’s Test against Argentina. It would be a dereliction of duty on Joe Schmidt’s part not to avail of Irish-qualified players. Photograph: Inpho

Something sucks about IRB Regulation 8. Governing international eligibility, it stipulates a player may represent a country in three ways, namely by d(...)

Incoming  Munster coach  Anthony Foley will be assisted by Mick O’Driscoll, Brian Walsh, Ian Costello and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Munster have confirmed Brian Walsh, Ian Costello and Jerry Flannery as the latest members of Anthony Foley’s management team ahead of the 2014/15 seas(...)

Donnacha Ryan in Munster training at  UL Limerick  during the week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan will make his first appearance since the middle of December in Munster’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash at home to Zebre at (...)

Simon Zebo training with Munster at the  University of Limerick this week. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Simon Zebo will play fullback on his first start for Munster since injuring his foot last October for Saturday night’s home RaboDirect Pro12 clash aga(...)

Dr John Ryan, cardiologist and assistant professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. “The reality is patients don’t complain based on organ systems, they complain based on symptoms.”

There are downsides to every job and, in the case of Tipperary-born cardiologist Dr John Ryan, it is telling people they have an incurable illness. Ry(...)

Leinster prop Martin Moore is in line to make his Ireland debut in the Six Nations opener against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has included three uncapped forwards in his 34-man squad for Sunday’s opening Six Nations clash with Scotland and the hom(...)

Conor Murray: now a very important cog in the Munster machine. Photograph: inpho

Munster v Edinburgh, Tomorrow, Thomond Park 12.45pm (Sky Sports) A year on and same time, same place. Munster are again hosts in the penultimat(...)

Ulster forwards Rory Best, Callum Black and Dan Tuohy arrive for training at  Pirrie Park in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland hooker Rory Best will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool 5 decider away to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (...)

 Chris Henry returns from injury for Ulster’s Pro12 clash with Munster at Ravenhill. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland internationals Chris Henry and Iain Henderson have both recovered from injury and are named in the Ulster starting XV to take on Munster in(...)

Donnacha Ryan is put through his paces at training earlier this week. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Donnacha Ryan will make his first appearance for Munster since October when Rob Penney’s side bid for back-to-back wins against Perpignan at the Stade(...)