Munster’s last trophy came in 2011 - beating Leinster in the Pro12 final. Photograph: Inpho

Best Club in the World In 2011 the Red Army lorded it over Leinster in Thomond Park a week after their arch-rivals were crowned European champions. T(...)

Tomos Williams of Cardiff Blues scoring a try against Munster at Arms Park, Cardiff.  Photograph: Billy  Stickland/Inpho

If his first half season at the helm, which culminated in two away semi-final defeats, taught Johann van Graan anything it was, he said at the outset (...)

Australia’s Israel Folau   is tackled by Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in his side’s 18-9 Test victory on Sunday. Photograph:   Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Ireland could have won in Brisbane, should have is a leap in the air with Israel Folau. That was the difference, the Wallabies’s best players; Folau o(...)

JP Ferreira will join Johan van Graan’s backroom team as Munster’s new defence coach. Ferreira will join from the Golden Lions and has previously work(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan: “For every new beginning in life you have got to fly on your own.” Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Out of the braai into the fire. Johann van Graan’s first media briefing in Munster could never be as agonising as what the rookie head coach witnessed(...)

 Peter O’Mahony in action for the Lions against New Zealand. “I didn’t play as well as I would have hoped in the first Test, but it was a huge honour. I wanted to play in the last two but I wouldn’t be bitter. I enjoyed the tour.” Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Since he was a kid Peter O’Mahony has captained every team he’s ever played for, from the Cork Con Under-12s all the way through to the Lions, which w(...)

Ireland’s Ian Keatley kicks a penalty in their Guinness Series win over Fiji.  Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

One day following a Six Nations Irish training session, Ian Keatley believed he had driven out the gates of Carton House for the last time. Bodies had(...)

Andrew Conway breaks clear to score Ireland’s opening try against South Africa at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A first start in his native Dublin, a fourth cap and the opening lodgement inscribed in his Test match try-scoring ledger ensured that Andrew Conway c(...)

Ronan O’Gara with Jean de Villers during the latter’s solitary season with the province. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The solution to an immediate Munster problem seems so obvious when uttered by a Springbok captain. Of course Jean de Villiers is much more than that. (...)

Munster backs’ coach Felix Jones: “I think I’ve learned more about rugby in the last 18 months than I ever did as a player.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

At just 30 years of age, Felix Jones is the youngest full-time coach with any of the provincial set-ups. It’s been a rapid rise since his playing car(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Next
  • Last »