David Kilcoyne

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Ireland captain Rory Best feels the squeeze as his pack practise their maul at Aviva Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Robbie Henshaw’s switch to fullback, for the first time at international level in more than six years and dating back to his debut four days before hi(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne blocks a kick from Nic White of Exeter Chiefs during the Heineken Champions Cup Round 6 match at Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster 9 Exeter Chiefs 7 Even since its redevelopment, few grounds do old school quite like Thomond Park. This was an old-school scoreline at the en(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne blocks a kick from Nic White of Exeter Chiefs during the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster 9 Exeter 7 It wasn’t pretty, rather it was a little ugly. It wasn’t anything like some of the roller-coaster rides Thomond Park has witnesse(...)

Peter O’Mahony: back in the Munster side for Exeter’s visit  to Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster  v Exeter Chiefs, Thomond Park, 5.30pm (Live on Virgin Media/Channel 4/BT Sport) Lights, camera, action, as they say in the movies. With(...)

Connacht’s Caolin Blade looks set to be included in the Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations matches. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Caolin Blade, the uncapped 24-year-old Connacht scrumhalf, is set to be included in the Irish squad for their defence of the forthcoming Six Nations w(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery celebrates scoring the opening try with Peter O’Mahony and Rory Scannell during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Gloucester at Kingsholm. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gloucester 15 Munster 41 So much for another dramatic white-knuckle ride. It might still turn out that way yet, but thanks to Munster’s ruthless effi(...)

Munster’s Jean Kleyn in a maul during their Guinness PRO14 clash with Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster go into their crunch Heineken Champions Cup game against Gloucester at Kingsholm next Friday night in good fettle and feeling altogether bette(...)

Joey Carbery scores Munster’s  fourth try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 31 It’s a measure of Munster’s heightened respect for Connacht that not only did they arrive in Galway locked and fairly loaded f(...)

Munster’s Dave Kilcoyne with Leinster’s Johnny Sexton at Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Amid the euphoria in the home dressing room after ending a hurtful four-game losing run to their nearest and, of late, betters, there was also a palpa(...)

 Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try against Castres in his side’s 30-5 win   at Thomond Park on Sunday. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On another day Munster would surely have translated their superiority into a fourth, bonus-point try or even more. Nonetheless, Johann van Graan decla(...)

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