Peter O’Mahony in action during a squad training session at University of Limerick yesterday. “Pressure’s a good thing, especially putting it on yourself. It’s important.” Photograph: Inpho

Next to being the Munster head coach, in a season-defining, make-or-break week such as this, the pressure is perhaps most acute on the Munster captai(...)

 Jamie George in action for the England Saxons against Ireland Wolfhounds at  Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England. Photo:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Saracens hooker Jamie George wouldn’t have to dwell too long on an ideal birthday present. He turned 24 on Wednesday and tonight at Thomond Park he p(...)

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jonny Sexton and Brian O’Driscoll are set to return for Leinster against Munster at Thomond Park next Saturd(...)