Garry Ringrose: Leinster welcome back some big guns from injury such as  Ringrose, who captains the side against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup: Leinster v Munster Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: RDS Arena, Dublin. On TV: Live on eirSport 1, Premier Sports 1(...)

Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham during a training session at UL on Tuesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some defeats are easier to push aside than others and for Munster none linger for longer, or more painfully, than the losses to Leinster. Despite bei(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony is tackled by Rhys Ruddock and Scott Fardy of Leinster during the Guinness Pro 14 Final at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony remains a significant doubt for their last 16 Heineken Champions Cup game against Toulouse at Thomond Park on Saturday (...)

Galwegians’ Michael O’Donnell after the Energia All-Ireland League Division 2B game against Dungannon at  Crowley Park back in February. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clubs, particularly those in Division 1A and 1B of the All-Ireland League, will have a significant and practical role this season in providing a compe(...)

Munster have revealed their team for Saturday’s Pro14 clash against Scarlets at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho

Injuries have forced Niall Scannell and Jack O’Donoghue out of Munster’s Pro14 clash against Scarlets at Thomond Park on Saturday (kick-off, 5pm; live(...)

Munster coach Stephen Larkham has made four changes to his team for Saturday’s match. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster have made four changes to the side that defeated Dragons in the opening round of the Pro14 for the trip to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium against (...)

Devin Toner is in the Leinster team on Saturday evening. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ross Molony will captain Leinster against Benetton in their Pro14 opener on Saturday, and he’ll be partnered by Devin Toner in the secondrow (Kick-off(...)

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(...)

The Georgia team celebrate scoring a try during their win over Ireland at the under-20 World Cup in France. Photo: Inpho

Ireland under-20 20 Georgia under-20 24 Ireland suffered a third consecutive defeat in the Under-20 World Championship in Narbonne and will now conte(...)

Ireland’s Hugh O’Sullivan celebrates scoring his side’s  second try  in the  World Rugby Under-20 Championship at  Stade Aime-Giral in Perpignan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

France Under-20 26 Ireland Under-20 24 Fortune doesn’t always favour the brave because if it did, Ireland would have won their opening World Under-20(...)

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