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 Munster’s Keith Earls celebrates scoring their first try with teammates in the province’s narrow Champions Cup quarter-final win over Edinburgh in  Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Edinburgh 13 Munster 17 The result tends to initially shape the contours of reflection, softening the edges, so it was unsurprising that the overwhel(...)

Dan Leavy: makes his return to Leinster’s starting line-up for his first game since December 22nd. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Edinburgh v Leinster, Murrayfield (7.35, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) Dan Leavy, Joe Tomane, Luke McGrath and Nick McCarthy return to a match en(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud: returns to the Toulon side for the visit to Edinburgh  after serving a five-week suspension. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CASTRES OLYMPIQUE v EXETER CHIEFS, Stade Pierre Fabre (1.0, Irish time, live on BT Sport) Injuries to Sam Skinner, Dave Dennis and Dave Ewers mean th(...)

 Eddie Jones: “They have brought out every strategy you can think of. I’m sure there’s an ex-Scottish player ready to come out today  and say something about how they hate us, they want to rub our nose in something, we don’t respect them.” Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Eddie Jones insists England do not need mind games to motivate them for Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland. Jones has adopted a tactful app(...)

Vern Cotter: will leave Scotland in a better position than when he took over. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Prospects The players must push to the periphery the fact that their coach is leaving at the end of the season and concentrate on the matters in ha(...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery runs in his and Leinster’s second try against Treviso. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As expected, Rob Kearney’s scan showed up a knee injury that will keep him out for at least a couple of weeks, with try-scoring Zane Kirchner going t(...)

Simon Zebo moves to fullback for Munster’s Guinness Pro 12 trip to play Edinburgh on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley is able to call upon a number of Ireland internationals as they make their first appearance of the season for the provi(...)

Ian Keatley: lines out at number 10 against Edinburgh at Musgrave Park tonight. Photograph: Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney will have been reasonably satisfied with pre-season victories over Gloucester (28-17) and London Irish (27-13) but tonight’s(...)