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RG Snyman training earlier this month at Munster Rugby Squad Training, UL, Limerick. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The next decision for RG Snyman, Munster’s marquee Springbok signing, is where to spend the next “six to 12 months” rehabilitating his torn anterior c(...)

RG Snyman is facing up to a year out with a knee injury he sustained in the early stages of Munster’s defeat to Leinster. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

RG Snyman, the marquee Springbok lock, is facing “six to 12 months” rehabilitation on his left knee, said Munster assistant coach Stephen Larkham. “I(...)

Connacht and Ireland centre Bundee Aki has bulked up ahead of the restart. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The old interpros are relevant again. As Leinster and Munster serve up the first delicacy in what seems like forever, it is important to lower expecta(...)

JJ Hanrahan kicks a conversion during the Pro14 match between Munster and Scarlets at Thomond Park, Limerick in February. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Johann van Graan – whose success as Munster coach appears as reliant on Joey Carbery as Declan Kidney’s was on Ronan O’Gara – has been given all the p(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery is tackled by Andrew Porter of Leinster during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park in December of last year. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster coach Johann van Graan has refused to speculate about a possible return date for Joey Carbery after the outhalf’s injury nightmare took its la(...)

Hayden Hyde scores Ireland’s second try during the Under-20 Six Nations match against England at Franklin’s Gardens in February. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Do you reckon Ireland would have been durable enough to complete the Grand Slam at Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day in 2018 without their Auckland bruis(...)

According to reports over the weekend, World Rugby are seemingly offering Joe Schmidt a new role. File photograph: Inpho

Schmidt - Act II Looks like Joe Schmidt has an employment opportunity that would keep him in Dublin while encouraging a deep dive into the mechanics (...)

Ireland’s Nora Stapleton, Ashleigh Baxter and Niamh Briggs celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In February the tweeters among them came alive. Not about rugby or to remember Marcoussis. One by one they sent love to their former coach over in Con(...)

Rob Kearney and Jonathan Sexton celebrate winning the Grand Slam after the win over England at Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day in 2017. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

He’s one of Ireland’s most decorated players of all time. He’s arguably, perhaps even inarguably, Ireland’s greatest fullback ever. Yet, although he c(...)

The Leinster Schools Cup finals have been postponed due to coronavirus. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Getty

Keeping up with the petitions It is difficult to keep up with the petitions. First came the petition that demanded the Leinster Schools Cup finals to(...)

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