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Munster’s Mike Haley is tackled by Rhys Ruddock of Leinster in last Saturday’s Guinness Pro14 semi-final at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo

Munster are not Saracens. No other club team are capable of doing what Saracens do so effectively. The Champions Cup final proved as much. As did last(...)

Can Paul O’Connell be the answer for Munster? Photograph: Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Munster’s purgatory Munster will come back stronger says Johann van Graan. Irish rugby needs this to be true. Leinster playing at about 65 per cent (...)

Leinster 24 Munster 9 Leinster still have one hand on one of their trophies. Munster brought their kitchen sink to a typically full-on derby but the (...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier completes the latest of his remarkable swift comebacks, this time from a groin operation. Photograph: Lazlo Geczo/Inpho

Guinness Pro14 semi-final preview Leinster v Munster Venue: RDS Arena, Dublin. Kick-off: 2.30pm. On TV: Live on Eir Sport and Premier Sports. For th(...)

Munster’s Guinness  Stephen Archer and Jean Kleyn tackle Joe Maksymiw of Connacht during the Pro14 clash at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 27 Connacht 14 For Johann van Graan, the abiding lessons from his first half campaign as Munster’s head coach was the importance of earning h(...)

 Munster’s Keith Earls celebrates scoring their first try with teammates in the province’s narrow Champions Cup quarter-final win over Edinburgh in  Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Edinburgh 13 Munster 17 The result tends to initially shape the contours of reflection, softening the edges, so it was unsurprising that the overwhel(...)

Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue in action against  Andrea Lovotti of Zebre in their victory last weekend at Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final preview  Edinburgh v Munster  Venue: Murrayfield.  Kick-off: 12.45pm.  On TV: Live on Virgin (...)

Munster’s Darren Sweetnam scores a try in their Guinness Pro14 match against Zebre in Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster 31 Zebre 12 Munster coach Johann van Graan said it is a boost having versatile back rower Jack O’Donoghue available again, but strongly hinte(...)

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(...)

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