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(...)

CJ Stander takes on Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip: “We are looking forward to Friday night.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster have had two weeks to initially stew over the sound beating which Connacht meted out to them before turning their attentions to what Anthony F(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney returns to the Leinster side after injury for their Pro12 game against Edinburgh at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Leinster v Edinburgh, RDS, Friday, 7,35pm (TG4) The absence of Irish internationals Jonathan Sexton and Jamie Heaslip was a primary topic Leinster (...)

Tiernan O’Halloran scores Connacht’s try against Edinburgh at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Pro 12 League Connacht 14 Edinburgh 9 Sitting pretty in second spot after six games, Connacht continue to make hay during this opening period of th(...)

Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran breaks free to score his sides opening try Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Connacht 14-9 Edinburgh Connacht remain second on the Guinness Pro 12 table after a dogged display against Edinburgh at the Galway Sportsground. In a(...)

Anton Bresler tackles Sean Reidy during Edinburgh’s win over Ulster in the Guinness Pro12. Photo: Ian McNicol/Inpho

Edinburgh 16 Ulster 10 Ulster’s poor form away from home in the Guinness Pro12 continued on Friday night after defeat to Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield b(...)

Luke McGrath starts for Leinster in Friday’s Pro 12 opener against Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Edinburgh v Leinster, Meggetland (Friday 7.35, live on TG4) Friday night will represent a milestone for St Michael’s College as seven of their former (...)

Colm O’Shea starts beside Noel Reid at centre in Matt O’Connor’s side’s final Pro12 match. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pick a low point. The two Munster defeats or the Dragons maybe. But no. It has to be last Friday at the RDS. Grim doesn’t cover it.Even those attendi(...)

Gloucester captain  Billy Twelvetrees dives to scre a try  against Edinburgh during their European  Challenge Cup final at Twickenham Stoop. Photograph: Getty Images

Edinburgh 13 Gloucester 19 Gloucester survived Bill Meakes’ red card to see off Edinburgh and claim Challenge Cup glory at the Twickenham Stoop, r(...)

Donnacha Ryan makes a break for Munster against Edinburgh at Murrayfield. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster’s hopes of achieving success in the Pro12 play-offs were boosted by a thumping bonus-point win over Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Saturday.The m(...)