Tiernan O’Halloran will get his first start of the season at fullback in Sunday’s match at the Sportsground. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Pat Lam calls for improved defence against Treviso in Guinness Pro 12

Denis Hurley  leads Munster for  the third consecutive game when they face Glasgow in Musgrave Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Despite home advantage in Cork, the province know the Scots will be hungry to stay top

Ireland’s Simon Geoghegan scores a try against England at Twickenham in 1994 Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The two teams have served up all sorts of twists and turns in their colourful history

Ireland under-20 winger Stephen Fitzgerald scores his side’s try during the Six Nations game against England at Donnybrook. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tries from Piers O’Connor and Joe Marchant enough for world champions

Munster’s Alan Quinlan wrestles with Leicester’s  Neil Back during the 2002 Heineken Cup final at the  Millennium Stadium in  Cardiff. Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Image

Both men part of TV3’s team of pundits for next September’s competition

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper:  “You can’t say at this point who is favourite or not favourite.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

World Rugby chief says Ireland are terrific candidates to host the game’s top event

 Garry Ringrose is one of the exciting talenst on the Irelanf under-20 team. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland are unbeaten but face a tough challenge from a physical England side

TV3 has today announced that all 48 matches will be shown free to air on TV3. Pictured (L-R) Sinead Kissane, Stuart Barnes, Neil Back, Hugo MacNeill, Conor McNamara, Keith Wood, Shane Jennings, Laim Toland and Murray Kinsella. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Peter Stringer, Shane Jennings and Liam Toland are all among the panelists

Jared Payne and Cian Healy in conversation after a training session at Carton House. Photograph: Alex Connolly/Inpho

Prop has no interest in looking back now he is finally on cusp of reclaiming jersey

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