Arno Botha

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Ireland’s CJ Stander scores a try during the 2018 Six Nations clash with England. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Players will no longer be able to score a try by grounding the ball against the base of the post protectors following a law change announced by World (...)

Munster have revealed their team for Saturday’s Pro14 clash against Scarlets at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho

Injuries have forced Niall Scannell and Jack O’Donoghue out of Munster’s Pro14 clash against Scarlets at Thomond Park on Saturday (kick-off, 5pm; live(...)

Mike Haley: The 25-year old leads the way in defenders beaten (23), metres gained (540) and also offloads (10).  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster face an important game in the context of the Guinness Pro14 race to the playoffs when they host the Scarlets at Thomond Park on Saturday. The(...)

Munster will be led out by Niall Scannell on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has made six changes to the side that defeated Southern Kings in Cork last week for his team’s Pro14 clash with Ze(...)

Munster’s John Hodnett celebrates scoring a try with James Cronin during the Guiness Pro 14 game against Southern Kings at Musgrave Park. Photograph:   Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster 68 Southern Kings 3 Munster ran in 10 tries as debutant John Hodnett produced a man-of-the-match display in Musgrave Park against a Kings sid(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan will start in the number 10 jersey on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

JJ Hanrahan has been named in the Munster team to face Racing 92 in Paris on Sunday afternoon. Johann van Graan’s squad will go through their final t(...)

Saracens’ Nick Isiekwe and Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue compete in the line out during the Champions Cup clash last weekend. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Champions Cup: Saracens v Munster Kick-off: 3pm. Venue: Allianz Park. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin from 2.30pm. On TV: Live on (...)

Arno Botha is shown a red card by Romain Poite at Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Munster backrow Arno Botha has been suspended for three weeks following his red card during the province’s 10-3 win over European champions Saracens l(...)

Munster’s Arno Botha receives a red card from referee Roman Poite late in the Heineken Champions Cup game against Saracens at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Conditions in what was ultimately a scoreless second half at Thomond Park were so horrendous that according to Munster head coach Johann van Graan and(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony stretches out to score a try during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Saracens at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Munster 10 Saracens 3 If this was the proverbial game of two halves, the cause was the weather. Munster were deserving of their hard-earned 10-3 inte(...)

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