Munster have extended 12 of their players’ deals. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster have extended the contracts of 12 of their players, nine of whom are products of the province’s underage or academy pathway. John Ryan, Niall(...)

Scarlets forward Tadhg Beirne  makes his way to the field prior to the Pro14 match against Leinster  at the RDS Arena in Dublin in February 2018. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Any player who retains hope of wearing the green jersey while contracted to British or French clubs should pay closer attention to Tadhg Beirne’s two (...)

Leinster’s Luke McGrath is expected to miss the Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets due to a knee injury. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Luke McGrath is expected to be ruled out of Leinster’s line-up for their European Champions Cup semi-final against the Scarlets on Saturday at the Avi(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray protests before being awarded a try during the Champions Cup quarter-final win over Toulon at  Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

There were a number of issues that arose from what constituted a superb weekend in the Champions Cup for Munster and Leinster with both claiming semi-(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates his try: he finished his first game since January, having only returned to full training last week Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Munster 20 Toulon 19 Rock and roll rugby, the Munster and Thomond Park way. Munster rolled with the punches and Thomond Park rocked from the first mi(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates the try that gave Munster the win at Thomond Park. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Munster 20 Toulon 19 In time-honoured fashion, a capacity Thomond Park crowd remained riveted from first minute to last, and made off into the evenin(...)

Simon Zebo: returns from injury for what will be his  farewell European game for Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster v Toulon, Thomond Park, Saturday, 3.15pm (Sky Sports) A monumental weekend for the Irish provinces and if it’s quarter-final time then Munste(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores one of his two  tries during the  Six Nations match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland 28 Scotland 8 So it’s come to this. Ireland can almost reach out and touch it, the Six Nations trophy that is, and for the first time will ha(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named an experimental team to face Munster in Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day in the Pro14. While Munster head Co(...)

Kevin O’Byrne will make his European debut for Munster in their Champions Cup clash with Leicester Tigers. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kevin O’Byrne will make his first European start for Munster when they take on Leicester Tigers in Champions Cup Pool Four on Sunday (kick off: 5.30pm(...)

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