Leinster interim head coach Leo Cullen at an open training session at Edenderry RFC yesterday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leo Cullen has a sensible face. Elderly, almost. It’s always been like that. The prospective Leinster head coach is just one of those chaps of whom(...)

 Australian captain Michael Hooper (left) of the Waratahs and Waratahs coach Michael Cheika. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Former Leinster and current New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has agreed in principle to replace Ewen McKenzie in charge of the Australia (...)

Munster’s new home grown coaching team:  Scrum coach Jerry Flannery, assistant coach (attacking/backs) Brian Walsh, head coach Anthony Foley, technical advisor/ Munster A head coach Mick O’Driscoll and assistant coach (skills and defence) Ian Costello. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster rarely do dull, but this season may be more interesting than usual. Not only has Anthony Foley been promoted to head coach, he has assembled a(...)

Rob Penney (left) will want to end his tenure on a winning note before handing over to Munster favourite Anthony “Axel” Foley. Photograph: Inpho

When Roy Keane came in to address the Munster squad before the Sale game in 2006, he answered questions for us on numerous topics. One that has(...)

Peter O’Mahony: “You wouldn’t think of it when you were younger. You’d dream of it, but you’d say to yourself ‘don’t be silly like, to think about it’. But it’s Ireland-England at Twickenham on Saturday, and I’m playing number six. It’s mad.” Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Not only does Peter O’Mahony freely admit that he never had the capacity to play anything other than rugby, listening to him recount his career fro(...)

New Munster captain Peter O’Mahony scoring a try for the province against the Newport-Gwent Dragons at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Not the least disappointing aspect of attempts by the Anglo/French axis to redraw the European calendar of the last seven seasons is it works. The Hei(...)

Tony McGahan takes over as Melbourne Rebels head coach. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Melbourne Rebels have continued their end-of-season clean-out by sacking head coach Damien Hill, a day after sensationally dumping Australia out(...)