Munster’s Simon Zebo scores a try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Edinburgh. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 27 Edinburgh 19 The faithful turned up and Munster’s bravery was rewarded. Playing with more ambition and cutting edge, Munster were full val(...)

CJ Stander captains Munster in their crunch game against Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Anthony Foley has made five changes to his Munster side for Friday night’s Pro 12 fixture against Edinburgh. The game at Musgrave Park will be the (...)

Tommy O’Donnell rises high with Robbie Henshaw during Munster’s loss to Connacht at the Sportsground in April. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

For Munster, tomorrow night’s meeting with Edinburgh constitutes the point of no return in an increasingly troubled season. With their very European C(...)

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(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo runs in for a try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Zebre at  Thomond Park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 47 Zebre 0 Munster got their Pro 12 campaign back on track at Thomond Park with an expected victory over Zebre, which maintained their domi(...)

 Tommy O’Donnell returns to the backrow for Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster v Zebre Thomond Park, Friday, 7.0 Live on TG4 It doesn’t matter whether Munster are smarting from the nature of their defeat against the (...)

 Ireland backrow CJ Stander goes over the top  to score Ireland’s opening try in the Six Nations game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

If Ireland made a statement of intent in the first 20 minutes at the Aviva stadium then no one was more eloquent than CJ Stander. The Irish blindside(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls and Simon Zebo enjoy a lighthearted moment during the captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 5pm The final Saturday looks less than Super, and especially so from an Irish perspective. Readjust(...)

Ireland centre Jared Payne scoring an intercept try against Italy at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

While strolling up the Galtee Mountains for a Paddy’s Day march on the 3,009 ft Galtymore, a thought crossed my mind: why are Scotland and Ireland lan(...)

Joe Schmidt: “It is something that I’ve committed to, making a decision once we get back from Africa.” Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has confirmed he will make a decision after this summer’s tour to South Africa regarding whether or not he will extend his tenure as Irish(...)