Darren Sweetnam scores a try to seal Munster’s place in the last four of the Champions Cup. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster 41 Toulouse 16 This wasn’t perfect but in so many ways it was vintage Munster on another vintage Thomond Park occasion. So while they may hav(...)

Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus speaks to the media after his side beat Toulouse to reach the last four of the Champions Cup. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Rassie Erasmus has expressed the prevailing view in the Munster set-up that his preference would be for Saracens to beat Glasgow simply because it wou(...)

Marty Moore of Wasps in full flow: “Regardless of what’s happened, I’m happier for being here than I would have been back home.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

When the uncapped JJ Hanrahan was interviewed by Second Captains this week, the big question was how Kerry’s gifted play-maker found life in Northampt(...)

 Peter O’Mahony , fresh from his man-of-the-match performance in Ireland’s win over England, returns to captain Munster. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Zebre v Munster, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Saturday, 2pm Irish time The difference in attitude to team composition could not be more pronounced as Ze(...)

The Munster squad during training this week at University Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

In naming his matchday 23 for Saturday’s trip to Parma, Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has made five changes to the side that defeated Cardi(...)

Simon Zebo and man of the match Peter O’Mahony celebrate after Ireland’s 13-9 win over England. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There should be huge satisfaction in victory following a 13-9 victory over Grand Slam and world record chasing England at the Aviva stadium but it sho(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton celebrates with Peter O’Mahony after the Six Nations win over England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 13 England 9 Record wreckers. And so Ireland have ended two world record 18-match winning sequences in the same season. This may not have bee(...)

Ian Madigan will join Bristol from   Bordeaux-Begles in a deal worth over €1.5 million over three years. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland international outhalf Ian Madigan has signed a three-year deal worth over €1.5 million to join Pat Lam at Bristol. After publicly expressing (...)

Ireland outhalf  Jonathan Sexton celebrates kicking a drop goal with  Rob Kearney during the Six Nations match against France at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 19 France 9 This was as tough, exhausting, draining and full-on as we expected, and perhaps, as the rain came in the second half, even more s(...)

John Ryan, chief executive,  Great Place to Work Institute: “Attendees will learn  . . . how to create and sustain high-performing organisations”

Several hundred business leaders and HR professionals from many of Ireland’s best-performing organisations will gather in Dublin for the Great Place t(...)