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Munster’s Rhys Marshall scores a try despite the efforts of Luke Hamilton of Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rhys Marshall has usually had to punch above his weight. When first called into the New Zealand Under-20 squad he was a little hooker, “90 kilos when (...)

Scarlets’ Aled Davies is tackled by Ulster’s Sean Reidy  before Scarlets are awarded a penalty try and a yellow card is given to Reidy. Photograph: Ben Evans/Presseye/Inpho

Like any significant directive or law amendment from World Rugby, the game’s global governing body, there will always be inconsistencies and teething(...)

Andrew Conway scores Munster’s third try against Racing 92 during the European Champions Cup game at Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Paris on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP Racing 7 Munster 32 This was straight out of the Munster away-day manual. Quieten the crowd with a no-frills, low-risk game (...)

Man of the match CJ Stander scored Munster’s second try as they trounced Racing 92 in Paris, a victory which sends them to the top of Champions Cup Pool One. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Racing 92 7 Munster 32 Yet again, Munster did Anthony Foley proud. Above all else their late head coach wanted his players to be clinical, and return(...)

A tribute to Anthony Foley outside the Stade Yves Du Manoir last October. Foley’s untimely death led to the cancellation of Munster’s match against Racing Metro. Photograph:    James Crombie/Inpho

European Champions Cup preview: Racing 92 v Munster Kick off: 4.45 local time (3.45 Irish). Venue: Stade Yves-Du-Manoir  On TV: Live (...)

Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus ahead of their Champions Cup opener against Racing 92. Photo: Inpho

The sight of Ronan O’Gara on the sidelines as part of the opposition think-tank will add to the sense of discomfiture for Munster and their supporter(...)

 Munster’s CJ Stander was tackled early and often by the Leinster defence. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Aviva stadium last Saturday allowed us examine the current state of both Leinster and Munster. It proved a very educational 80 minutes. The for(...)

Dan Carter on the Champions Cup final: “It is obviously the pinnacle of European rugby, and a big part of the reason why I wanted to come here.”Photograph: Inpho

New Zealand superstar Dan Carter is a big fan of Owen Farrell’s “competitive nature” as they prepare for a key head-to-head battle in Saturday’s Europ(...)

Racing Metro coach Ronan O’Gara with  Jonathan Sexton during the Dubliner’s stint in Paris. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Inpho

Johnny Sexton believes Ronan O’Gara could return to Munster and even Ireland as a coach. The two had a prickly relationship when they competed for the(...)

Racing 92 outhalf Dan Carter is tackled by Leicester’s Harry Thacker during the   Champions Cup semi-final at the City Ground in Nottingham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leicester 16 Racing 92 19 Dan Carter moved one step closer to completing the clean sweep of world rugby’s premier trophies, booting Racing 92 into th(...)

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