Quade Cooper starred as the Wallabies beat the world champions. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/Getty/AFP

Barry John was the greatest Welsh outhalf of the 1960s and 70s. He was the most mesmeric attacking player of his generation. The images of his awesom(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander is tackled by Ben Thomas and Tomos Williams of Cardiff Blues during the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster 31 Cardiff Blues 27 On the ground which became his home like no other, and where he made countless tackles and carries, and scored innumerabl(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls scores his second try against Toulouse at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho

Johan van Graan expressed his pride in his Munster team and contentment with their performance despite the 40-33 last 16 defeat by Toulouse which ende(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan and senior coach Stephen Larkham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I do not like Munster. This is my politically correct opinion. Always liked the people, love the south west coast, but not the club. The only reason (...)

Luke McGrath celebrates after Jack Conan’s try against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 16 Munster 6 Yet more new ground broken by Leinster, as they secured a fourth successive Pro14 title, albeit this record sixth successive wi(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird competes in the air with Chris Farrell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 Final at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

By now, Johann van Graan can relate to Sisyphus. Another season-defining game, another Leinster 80 minutes to take everyone’s breath away, the Munster(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway competes in the air with Dave Kearney of Leinster. Photograph: Inpho

Ten years of inevitability. A fully stocked Munster failed to drag a mix and match Leinster into enough unfamiliar scenarios to have any chance of den(...)

Munster’s Tomas O’Leary runs onto the pitch before the 2010 Magners League semi-final. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Inside Munster there was never really any debate. They are seeking a first trophy in a decade against neighbours who have lorded it over them and have(...)

Craig Casey during Munster rugby squad training at UL in Limerick on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER v CONNACHT Thomond Park (7.35, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) A victory on Friday night will guarantee Munster a place in the Guinness P(...)

Munster attack coach Stephen Larkham says they’ve ear-marked the upcoming game against Connacht as very important. File hotograph: Getty Images

Munster will restore all their fit international front-liners for Saturday’s crunch Conference B summit meeting with Connacht at the Sportsground havi(...)

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