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Joe Schmidt's Ireland squad just announced for the four-match November window represents a significant landmark on the road to the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No less than last summer’s tour, the announcement of the 42-man squad for the forthcoming four-match November window felt like a significant landmark (...)

Will Addison of Ulster charges upfield during the Champions Cup match between Ulster  and Leicester Tigers,  October 13th, 2018 in Belfast. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty

In the likelihood that Johnny Sexton and most or all of the other front-liners will be excused duty from next week’s meeting with Italy in Chicago in (...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery  after the Champions Cup match against Exeter Chiefs  at Sandy Park stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A satisfying opening weekend for the Irish in Europe, albeit a decidedly more trying one awaits in round two. Leinster, Ulster and Connacht all won at(...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony and coach Johann van Graan after the 10-10 draw with Exeter at Sandy Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sammy Arnold sustained a throat injury after playing only eight minutes as a replacement in Munster’s 10-10 draw with Exeter at Sandy Park. Arnold w(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe claims the ball ahead of Munster’s  Niall Scannell during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 30 Munster 22 When you know how to win, you know how to win. It’s become a happy habit for Leinster in recent times, not least in this marqu(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony scores a try against Ulster in the Guinness PRO14 at Thomond Park, Limerick last week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster v Munster Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Kick-off: 6pm. On TV: Live on eir Sport. If Leinster thought everybody was out to beat them above a(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan: he  started the matches against the Cheetahs and Warriors at outhalf, before being replaced by Joey Carbery just after half-time in Glasgow. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cardiff Blues v Munster, Arms Park (7.35pm, live on Eir sport, TG4) Three defeats in as many matches by a combined total of five points illustrates th(...)

CJ Stander returns to the Munster XV for Friday’s clash with the Cardiff Blues. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cardiff Blues v Munster, Friday September 21st, Cardiff Arms Park (7.35pm ko, EirSport, TG4) CJ Stander makes his first appearance of the season as M(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 match against Ospreys in Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 49 Ospreys 13 It took just 21 minutes for Joey Carbery to endear himself to Munster fans in his first Guinness Pro14 start at Musgrave Park o(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery has been handed his first start for their clash with Ospreys in the Pro14. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster v Ospreys Venue: Musgrave Park. Kick off: 7.35. On TV: Live on EirSport, TG4, Premier Sport. Munster will seek to expunge the disappointing (...)

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