Darren Sweetnam

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Leinster’s Joey Carbery: “You can learn from Johnny Sexton and you can always strive and want to beat him.” Photograph: Ryan Wilkisky/Inpho

In the spring of 2016 the IRFU made an appointment that was interesting only to those who saw virtue in the traditionally prosaic world of strength an(...)

Jordan Larmour in action against Munster at Thomond Park. In terms of touches to points ratio, no one could eclipse his personal contribution. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jordan Larmour’s statistics provide an impressive skeleton of achievement but are superseded when the flesh of his performance is added to the figure(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named an experimental team to face Munster in Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day in the Pro14. While Munster head Co(...)

Kevin O’Byrne will make his European debut for Munster in their Champions Cup clash with Leicester Tigers. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kevin O’Byrne will make his first European start for Munster when they take on Leicester Tigers in Champions Cup Pool Four on Sunday (kick off: 5.30pm(...)

 Conor Murray  in action for Munster during the European Rugby Champions Cup match last year against  Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Munster  v Leicester, Thomond Park, Saturday, 7.45pm (BT Sport) Lest old acquaintances be forgot. For the third December running these two-time (...)

PRO14: Munster’s Darren Sweetnam, Robin Copeland and JJ Hanrahan celebrate after Rory Scannell scored his side’s fourth try against Ospreys. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 36 Ospreys 10 Munster coach Johann van Graan says his new squad will have their depth tested massively over the coming weeks, with just fit l(...)

Munster’s Chris Cloete scores thier third try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 36 Ospreys 10 Munster’s new head coach Johann van Graan enjoyed a winning home debut at Musgrave Park where the under-strength Ospreys were b(...)

Tommy Bowe scores Ulster’s opening try in the hard-fought victory over Benetton at Kingspan Stadium last week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last season Tommy Bowe had a “jeez” moment with Ulster. Thoughts flashed across his mind. Should he continue, could he climb back into thin air, back (...)

Scotland’s Byron McGuigan scores a try against Australia at Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters

That sets up the Six Nations pretty nicely. For the four home countries especially, November marked a month of progress. True, in a dozen matches betw(...)

James Hart starts for Munster in Italy this weekend. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

James Hart will make his first start for Munster at scrumhalf in Sunday afternoon’s Guinness Pro14 clash in Zebre. One of just two changes to the sid(...)

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