Munster’s Robin Copeland believes it “takes a while to settle into a new club. It is new moves, new players, new everything.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Province’s pretender to Heaslip crown set to lock horns with Leinster number eight

Munster frontrow forward BJ Botha acknowledges the importance of Saturday’s game against rivals Leinster as the southern province has not enjoyed a good start to the season. Photograph: Inpho

Ex-Springboks prop flags need to focus on points and put intense rivalry aside

‘I don’t think beating our chest and roaring and shouting will do us any favours at the weekend’ - Munster head coach   Anthony Foley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

‘We have a process of how we want to play the game and we need to execute that’

Munster’s Keith Earls hands off Cian Healy of Leinster during a derby game. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The biggest derby in world rugby may be running out of steam and we will be all the poorer if it does

Conor Murray: “There is a lot of talent here, a lot of good players, it’s just about clicking and getting a few things right. They’re fine margins.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Scrum half Conor Murray admits team hasn’t been playing well enough to shake off underdog tag in early season derby against keen(...)

Leinster’s Seán O’Brien in action against Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow, earlier this month in the sides’ Guinness Pro12 rugby clash. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster and Ireland flanker will not play this weekend and is not due back any time soon

Jake White: coached South Africa to victory at the 2007 World Cup. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Former South Afrixca linked with vacant position of Ulster Director of Rugby

Munster’s Gerhard van den Heever scores a try in the corner against Ospreys after being put in by Ian Keatley. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/inpho¨

Foley: ‘We’ve consistently said we want to make our Thomond Park a fortress’

Bath’s Peter Stringer scores a try against Leicester Tigers. Ireland’s fourth most capped player of all time is not yet interested in winding down his career. Photo: David Davies/PA

Move to Bath has proved reinvigorating for former Munster scrum-half

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