Francis Saili

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 Iain Henderson (Ulster), Dean Budd (Bennetton Treviso), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Isa Nacewa (Leinster), CJ Velleman (Southern Kings), Mark Bennett (Edinburgh) and Cory Hill (Newport Gwent Dragons) at the launch of the Guinness PRO14 season at the Aviva. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

From a Pro14 press release: “It promises to be a sensational season . . . ” Guinness and Sky Sports certainly hope so. The good folk behind Europe’s (...)

Scarlets DTH Van der Merwe runs in for a try against Munster in the Guinness Pro12 final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 22 Scarlets 46 Munster may have finished atop the 2016-17 Pro12 table and nine points above third-placed Scarlets, but such was the scale of (...)

Scarlets secondrow Tadhg Beirne scores his side’s fourth try  in the Guinness Pro 12 Final against Munster at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Scarlets 46 Munster 22 This was not the final that had been anticipated, in any way, shape or form. But not alone did Scarlets poop Leinster’s party (...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley takes some kicking practice at the Aviva Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster Rugby v Scarlets Venue: Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 6.15pm. On TV: Live on Sky Sports, TG4 and BBC Wales. The 2017 Guinness Pro12 final may (...)

Conor Murray will make his 100th Munster appearance against Scarlets while Donnacha Ryan will play his 167th and final game for the province at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Munster and Scarlets have both named unchanged starting line-ups for Saturday’s Guinness Pro 12 final at the Aviva stadium (6.15pm). Munster director(...)

Munster’s Francis Saili and Donnacha Ryan wave goodbye to the crowd at Thomond Park following their Pro12 semi-final win over Ospreys. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Francis Saili espouses the virtues that Munster cherish in a player, foremost of which is someone who puts the team first and drives unsparingly in pu(...)

Munster coach Rassie Erasmus:  “Hopefully it’s third time lucky . . . We are happy that the final is in Ireland.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Not the dream final that the Pro12 or sponsors Guinness banked upon, but Munster’s miraculous campaign marches on. Next Saturday evening at the Aviva (...)

Opening try scorer Francis Saili delivered a man of the match performance on his final Thomond Park appearance. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster 23 Ospreys 3 The performance aesthetics won’t matter one whit, the only concern victory. Semi-finals are for winning. Munster accomplished th(...)

Secondrow Donnacha Ryan is among the players leaving Munster in the summer. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster v Ospreys, Thomond Park (6.15pm, live on TG4, Sky Sports) The case for a Munster victory appears watertight, documentation that includes hist(...)

Alun Wyn Jones is back in the Ospreys team for trip to Thomond Park. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will make his comeback from injury when the Ospreys face Pro12 play-off opponents Munster on Saturday. The Ospreys skipp(...)

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