Nathan White: will captain Connacht today having been called up during the week to Joe Schmidt’s Irish squad. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Chiefs back to full strength for Sandy Park clash

England and Australia clash at Twickenham Stadium last November: 650,000 people applied for tickets to the pool game between the two sides at next year’s World Cup. Photograph: Tom Shaw/Getty.

950,000 tickets allocated in September sale with 500,000 applying for ticket for final

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

Saracens hooker looking forward to pitting his wits against Munster

Donncha O’Callaghan: will make his second Munster ‘A’ appearance of the season when the visitors tackle Nottingham Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Unbeaten Titans the visitors to Deramore Park

Ian Keatley kicks Munster’s match-winning drop goal against Sale in the first round of the European Champions Cup on Saturday at the AJ Bell stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former outhalf watched from hotel room as successor notched winning drop goal

Munster head coach Anthony Foley: “Possession was the most important thing with that referee; he wasn’t penalising the team in possession most times.” Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Victory a relief after a couple of poor calls in the first half left visitors facing an uphill task

The return of Jason Harris-Wright at hooker for his debut this season is a welcome respite in a problem position for Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

‘A bouncing Sportsground for our last home game for another five weeks would be a massive lift for us’

Munster’s CJ Stander in Pro12 action against Scarlets at  Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Anthony Foley’s side looking to replicate form shown against Leinster at Aviva

German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The analysis was all about team’s shortcomings while offering a nod to Ireland’s pluckiness

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