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Billy Holland will make his 200th Munster appearance against Connacht. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Billy Holland will chalk up his 200th appearance for Munster this weekend in Galway but it took the toss of a coin – or several tosses as it turned ou(...)

  Geordan Murphy   has been appointed interim head coach of Leicester Tigers following the departure of director of rugby Matt O’Connor. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Dean Richards once dubbed Geordan Murphy the “George Best” of rugby. It is Richards who arrives to Welford Road this weekend with Newcastle Falcons to(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud gave an honest assessment of Toulon’s defeat to Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bastareaud says blame lies with Toulon Mathieu Bastareaud gave a very honest assessment in the wake of Toulon’s 20-19 defeat to Munster in the Champi(...)

James Coughlan after Munster were beaten by Toulon in the 2014 Heineken Cup semi-final. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James Coughlan, 36 Joined Pau from Munster and retires at the end of the season to work in Pau’s academy. He speaks about life off the pitch. In 201(...)

Bordeaux-Begles’  Ian Madigan will be leaving the French Top 14 for English Championship side Bristol. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

(Irish exiles James Coughlan, Michael Noone and Peter Lydon talk about playing and life abroad)  The annual migration of Irish rugby’s wild gees(...)

Munster lock Dave Foley will join French club Pau next season. Photo: SImon King/Inpho

Munster lock Dave Foley will join French club Pau next season. The 28-year-old second row has made 84 Munster appearances since his debut in 2010. T(...)

Maori All Blacks’ Ash Dixon leaves the pitch after his side was defeated by Munster at Thomond Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The Jackal; a wild dog found in Africa, Asia and Limerick. Rare to hear a New Zealander moaning in defeat about unfair advantages (Rare, besides thes(...)

Bordeaux-Begles’ outhalf Ian Madigan: “I feel really good, I’ve no injuries, it’s a fast track and good weather, a good dry ball, so I was delighted to get out there.” Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Ian Madigan said that the demands of the French rugby season were going to mean that he will be rotated throughout a gruelling campaign that could run(...)

Munster’s head coach Anthony Foley arrives at Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 31 Scarlets 15 Not many dreams or songs to sing as low-lying Munster barely remain among the European elite for next season. Anthony Fole(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley will remain at the province until the end of the 2016-17 season at least. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In a striking statement of faith in their head coach at a time of difficulty after three defeats in a row, including a damaging loss to Leicester in t(...)

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