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 Munster Head Coach Johann Van Graan: ‘For me personally I never thought that Munster would play the Bulls.’

Up until last Friday Munster had been expected to play the Bulls and the Lions in Italy, with plans at an advanced stage by the United Rugby Champions(...)

Adre Smith has received an eight-week ban over an incident in last Saturday’s United Rugby Championship game against Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph:  Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Stormers lock Adre Smith has been suspended for eight weeks after being found guilty of an act of foul play in his side’s United Rugby Championship d(...)

Jason Jenkins at Munster Rugby squad training  in UL, Limerick on Wednesday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster’s options in personnel terms will increase further following confirmation that summer signing Jason Jenkins could make his debut for the provi(...)

 Janko Swanepoel and his Bulls team-mates look dejected after the 31-3 defeat to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium. The game was more competitive than the final scoreline indicates. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So far then, perhaps not so good. The arrival of the four South African franchises into the United Rugby Championship has proved a more humbling exerc(...)