Alex Wootton

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Ireland’s Greg O’Shea  after scoring a try against Australia in 2018. ‘The fitness level required for Sevens is insane.’ Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Back in the summer of 2015, the then Munster academy player and current member of the upwardly mobile Ireland Men’s Sevens team, Greg O’Shea, borrowed(...)

Munster  head coach Johann van Graan has made seven changes to the squad. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster v Zebre  Thomond Park (7.45, live on TG4, Eir Sport, Premier Sports) Jack O’Donoghue will make his first start in his second appearance (...)

Munster backrow Jack O’Donoghue is back in the starting team for this weekend’s Pro14 clash against Zebre. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Jack O’Donoghue is back in the Munster team to play Zebre at Thomond Park on Saturday night (kick-off: 7.45pm). CJ Stander captains the side on his r(...)

Joey Carbery scores Munster’s  fourth try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 31 It’s a measure of Munster’s heightened respect for Connacht that not only did they arrive in Galway locked and fairly loaded f(...)

Joey Carbery scores Munster’s crucial fourth try in their win over Connacht at The Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 31 They started the day in second and third, but after a thunderous and thrilling night in front of a 6,129 capacity crowd, (...)

 Billy Holland at Munster rugby squad training in UL, Limerick on New Year’s Eve.  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Pro 14: Connacht v Munster Kick-off: 7.35pm. Venue: The Sportsground, Galway. On TV: Live on TG4, EirSport 1 & Premier Sports 2. A war(...)

Hugo Keenan of Leinster during a recent Pro14 clash against Dragons at Rodney Parade. Photo: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Sevens rugby polarises opinion. Some view it as a standalone bastardisation of the 15-a-side game that does little to develop the skill sets of player(...)

Munster   head coach Johann van Graan:  “The fact that 12 guys decided to stay at Munster – and you look at the quality of the 12 guys – that’s hugely important for the club moving forward.” Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Johann van Graan has hailed Munster’s re-signing of a dozen players as evidence of the province’s progress, prior to Sunday’s first of their pivotal b(...)

Munster have extended 12 of their players’ deals. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster have extended the contracts of 12 of their players, nine of whom are products of the province’s underage or academy pathway. John Ryan, Niall(...)

Conor Murray has not featured so far this season. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Conor Murray is back on the Munster matchday squad for Sunday’s Pro14 encounter with Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi. Murray’s last competitive ac(...)

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