Simon Zebo scored twice in a man of the match performance as Munster thrashed Sale Sharks 65 10 at Thomond Park. (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Munster 65 Sale Sharks 10Munster scored a staggering 52 points in the second half to transform a largely mundane and patchy performance in the first 4(...)

Ireland and Leinster prop Cian Healy is nearing a return. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cian Healy is poised to feature for the Ireland Wolfhounds against the England Saxons at Musgrave Park on Friday week.Despite a shortage of loosehead(...)

 Munster’s Paul O’Connell is hit hard by Saracens number eight  Billy Vunipola at Allianz Park.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Saracens 33 Munster 10It was hard to describe this as the day the light went out because in truth Munster barely flickered. Saracens dominated for lon(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens. Vunipola will be one of Munster’s main challenges when they face Saracens at Allianz Park. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

“They are demanding . . . not necessarily demanding of the finest rugby skills but they are demanding of passion . . . They want to see you wear your (...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo and Chris Ashton of Saracens tussle for possession. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

For Munster, Saturday’s game against Saracens is do-or-die. It might always seem like the next game is do-or-die but actually, this isn’t a situation (...)

Keith Earls could play part for Munster against Saracens. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inphi

In weeks like this, it can’t be easy being a Munster player, or a new head coach come to think of it. They have a rich heritage in Europe, and arguabl(...)

Leinster’s backrower Jordi Murphy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster, via the schools system, possess a never-ending well of backrow talent. This is evident now more than ever because the injury toll has never (...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw gets past JJ Hanrahan, Ian Keatley and Tommy O’Donnell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 12 clash at the Sportsground.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 16“Typical Sportsground weather,” ventured one of the car park attendants, and if ever there was a clichéd picture of an interpro (...)

Peter O’Mahony returns to captain Munster for their New Year’s Day clash against Connacht in Galway (Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Munster coach Anthony Foley has made five changes to his starting line up for the New Year’s Day trip to Galway to face Connacht, with the province’s (...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland suffered a shoulder injury in the 28-13 win over Leinster at the weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Irish international Robin Copeland has been ruled out of Munster’s trip to Galway on Thursday and is doubtful for their crucial Champions Cup showdown(...)