De Allende

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Rob Kearney, Brad Thorn and Isa Nacewa celebrate after beating Ulster in the 2012 Heineken Cup Final at Twickenham. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the standout features of this dismembered rugby season was when Damian de Allende and RG Snyman appeared in Munster colours. De Allende, a 28(...)

Conor Murray in action against Leinster. Munster remained blindly committed to the box kick tho little effect at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Let’s look at these Pro14 semi-finals from two wildly contrasting perspectives: the diehard Ulster(...)

Hugo Keenan starts on the right wing for Leinster in Friday’s Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Munster at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Despite the trio returning to full training last week, Leo Cullen has confirmed that Friday night’s Guinness Pro14 semi-final against Munster came a w(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose looks to offload as he is tackled by Andrew Conway. Photograph: Inpho

Got the email last Wednesday. Filled in the form. Next came my time to arrive on Saturday for a temperature check. All the precautions you would expec(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls gets over in the corner for a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Leinster at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 27 Munster 25 There was a touching moment during the early skirmishes of Irish rugby’s successful relaunch at the Aviva. After CJ Stander ro(...)

Garry Ringrose scores a try for Leinster against Munster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 27 Munster 25 Normal service resumed. If only this defeat was that simple for Munster. Cruelly, they never got to unveil their newly acquire(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird will make his first start in an inter-provincial game on Saturday. File photograph: Inpho

Johnny Sexton will captain Leinster against Munster as professional rugby returns to Ireland on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm - live (...)

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(...)

South Africa centre  Damian de Allende will join Munster next season on a two-year deal. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA Wire

Damian de Allende, the Springboks’ World Cup winning centre, has agreed a two-year deal with Munster. The Irish province and head coach Johann van Gra(...)

The South African team line up after the Captain’s Run at the Radisson St Helen’s Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

15 Andries Coetzee Age: 27 Height: 5’11” Weight: 92kg (14st 7lbs) Caps: 9 Points: 0 He has played in every test for South Africa this year. One aspect(...)

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