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Josh Wycherley starts in the Munster frontrow on Monday night. Photograph: Inpho

Munster v Zebre, Thomond Park, Monday, 8.15 – Live on Eir Sport 1 Munster coach Johann van Graan has included five academy players in the matchday 23(...)

Leinster’s Ronan Kelleher scores a try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 13 Munster 3 Crowds or no crowds, Leinster and familiarity reigns. The serial trophy hunters stand within a game of a unique third Pro14 tit(...)

Leinster’s Will Connors in action against Ulster last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Will Connors has been rewarded for his impressive form by being named in the Leinster XV for their Pro14 semi-final against Munster on Friday night at(...)

Referee Frank Murphy shows Munster’s Peter O’Mahony a yellow card during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Connacht at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Two red cards, three yellows, 37 penalties officially – 41 if multiple offences in the three sequences of play were tagged on – one free-kick and a ki(...)

 Tadhg Beirne’s return will be a massive aid to Munster at the breakdown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster are coming to Dublin for a brawl. Not the ‘99 call’ of olden times but a similar methodology to the Springboks when they face the All Blacks. (...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne makes a break during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Connacht at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the fall-out of their 27-25 defeat by Leinster last Saturday week when they lost two locks in new signing RG Snyman and Jean Kleyn, there were no m(...)

Garry Ringrose scores a try for Leinster against Munster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 27 Munster 25 Normal service resumed. If only this defeat was that simple for Munster. Cruelly, they never got to unveil their newly acquire(...)

Leinster’s Caelan Doris is tackled by Dave Kilcoyne and Chris Cloete of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park in December 2019. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Five months after sports shocking shutdown the Aviva stadium reopens to a complex yet equally simple tune: red versus blue locked in a dance that symb(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird will make his first start in an inter-provincial game on Saturday. File photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton will captain Leinster against Munster as professional rugby returns to Ireland on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm - live (...)

JJ Hanrahan kicks a conversion during the Pro14 match between Munster and Scarlets at Thomond Park, Limerick in February. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Johann van Graan – whose success as Munster coach appears as reliant on Joey Carbery as Declan Kidney’s was on Ronan O’Gara – has been given all the p(...)

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